Parent-teacher conferences begin Wednesday for TUSD - Tucson News Now

Parent-teacher conferences begin Wednesday for TUSD

Teachers say support from parents is essential to a child's success. (Source: Tucson News Now) Teachers say support from parents is essential to a child's success. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Teachers with Southern Arizona's largest school district want parents to listen up. 

Wednesday, Sept. 14 is the first day of parent-teacher conferences at the Tucson Unified School District. 

Conferences for elementary, K-8 and middle schools will start Wednesday and go til Friday. 

High school conferences start on Friday, Sept. 16.

TUSD teachers say parent involvement is essential for a child’s success.

Last year, roughly 80 to 90 percent of elementary/K-8 parents attended the meetings.

The middle school parent attendance rate was a bit lower - about 70 to 80 percent.

However, only an average of 20 percent of high school parents went to parent-teacher conferences.

Educators say some high school teachers have a rate as high as 80 percent. 

“Parents have the biggest influence and have the biggest impact on the child’s life. So it really important to start early and get that communication going,” said Tammy Hille, TUSD guidance and counseling department coordinator.

Teachers say they strive for higher attendance numbers every year.

“Parent-teacher conferences can happen anytime during the school year, just contact the counselor and he or she can set up some parent-teacher meetings that is convenient for everybody,” Hille said.

For more information on parent-teacher conferences, click here: http://bit.ly/2cw8Ljh

Copyright 2016 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved. 

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Arizona softball's season ends after 6-5 loss to Baylor

    Arizona softball's season ends after 6-5 loss to Baylor

    Monday, May 29 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-05-29 05:59:54 GMT
    Source: KOLDSource: KOLD

    The University of Arizona Softball team lost 6-5 to Baylor on Sunday evening at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium in Tucson. The loss ends the Wildcats' season as they have been knocked out of the 2017 Women's College World Series in the super regional round. 

    The University of Arizona Softball team lost 6-5 to Baylor on Sunday evening at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium in Tucson. 

  • HAPPENING NOW: Water main break closes part of Mission road

    HAPPENING NOW: Water main break closes part of Mission road

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:30 AM EDT2017-05-29 04:30:20 GMT
    Source: Tucson WaterSource: Tucson Water

    A water main break closes a stretch of road on the southwest side. Tucson Water says northbound lanes on Mission road near Ajo Way will be closed while crews respond to the break. 

    A water main break closes a stretch of road on the southwest side. Tucson Water says northbound lanes on Mission road near Ajo Way will be closed while crews respond to the break. 

  • WWII veteran Helen Glass to help with Evergreen Memorial Day event

    WWII veteran Helen Glass to help with Evergreen Memorial Day event

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-05-29 04:09:35 GMT
    Glass, a veteran herself, has volunteer with various veterans organizations for decades (Source: Tucson News Now).Glass, a veteran herself, has volunteer with various veterans organizations for decades (Source: Tucson News Now).

    Local volunteer and World War II Navy veteran Helen Anderson Glass wants to remind the community how Memorial Day should be observed.

    Local volunteer and World War II Navy veteran Helen Anderson Glass wants to remind the community how Memorial Day should be observed.

Powered by Frankly