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Parent Teacher Conferences

4 months ago

CANCELED-Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled for March 16th and 17th are CANCELED due to the SSD dismissal of all buildings.  If you have concerns about your student's grades or assignments, please contact teachers directly.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

Parent Teacher Conferences
Updated information regarding Parent Teacher Conferences at Summit High

Parents and Teachers have different reasons for initiating a conversation regarding student progress, but the ultimate goal is the same for both; and that is to support student success leading to high school graduation and college and career readiness!  Summit High School recognizes the following formal opportunities where parents, teachers, and students can have conversations regarding academic progress and student well-being.



Length of Conference


SHS Event


5 minutes

Meet and Greet

Introductions and general orientation to parent and teacher expectations.

Back to School Night Open House



7-10 minutes

Check In for brief update or exchange of ideas.

Designated PT Conference – Arena Style



15-30 minutes

Conversation addressing specific issues and formulation of a plan supporting student success in class.

Conference by appointment at designated event or any time need arises.

Requested by parent or teacher.


30-60 minutes

Conversation involving parents, student, counselor and all student’s teachers to determine common strategies that will support student success in all classes and throughout the school day.

SST – Student Study Team:  Meeting scheduled by parent or counselor as the need arises when student is struggling in multiple classes, seeks more opportunities to extend/enrich learning, or to better meet behavioral expectations.

Appointment scheduled as need arises.  Not part of designated event.


Specific conference nights are not the only opportunity to have important conversations surrounding student success.  Check student progress regularly in Power School.   Review with your student, assignments and scores earned and do contact a teacher by e-mail or phone whenever you identify a need to schedule a brief conference.

·         Advance preparation is expected.

·         A list of potential questions parents could ask can be found HERE.

·         Students have responsibility to monitor their own grades, track progress and be involved in conferences.


Summit High School invites your active participation in supporting consistently strong academic student performance through an on-going teacher/student/family partnership, timely conversation and action.  Pro-active and immediate action can make a world of difference in students seeing greater academic success! 


To log into Power School to check student scores, please go to  If you need assistance with your user name and password, please contact the registrar, Jana Lerner, at 970-368-1132
Some potential conversation starters with your student and/or your student's teacher can be found HERE!
Thank you for partnering with us in support of your student(s)!  We look forward to hearing from you!  

Parents Learning Together/Padres Aprendiendo Juntos 

about 1 year ago

Empowering Parents

Your child can be successful at Summit High and in the future!  PLT/PAJ  can teach you how to support your student by using your time effectively and providing you with knowledge and resources.  Working with local organizations, PLT/PAJ teaches parents how to successfully guide and support students through their educational experience, both at Summit High School and in the future.  Questions? Contact Assistant Principal Tessa Rathjen at (970) 368-1133 or

                                                                Parents Learning Together

                                                               2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

                                                                          En Español

                                                                      5:30: Eat Together!

                                                              6:00-7:00 Learn Together!




Wed., Sept. 27

Meet the Staff & Parenting in the 21st Century

     SHS Media Center

Wed., Oct. 18

Parent-Teacher Conferences & Communication

     SHS Media Center

Wed., Nov. 29

College Financial Aid:  FAFSA & Local Scholarships

     SHS Media Center


No meeting

     Happy Holidays!

Wed., Jan. 31

Positive Discipline & PBIS 


Wed., Feb. 28

Mental Health & Substance Abuse


Wed., March 28

Building the College Resume


Wed., April ??

Parent Panel


Questions?  Suggestions?

Call or e-mail:

Tessa Rathjen                                                        Molly Griffith

970-368-1133                                                        970-368-1130          

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