As face to face Parent Teacher meetings are not an option this year, we are going to hold them online through Microsoft Teams. You can use your own Teams account which can be downloaded to your phone, tablet or laptop, or you can use your son/daughter’s school Teams account.
The JC1 meeting is due to take place on Wednesday the 27th of January from 4:00 to 6:30.
How does it work?
You must first log in to the system and enter your preferences. This must be done by close of business today, 20th of January, for JC2, and close of business next Tuesday, 26 January for JC1. To log in you will need your child’s VSware ID. This can be found by following the instructions below. We have also texted you the ID number. Once obtained, click on the button below to Register your preferences. Select the teachers you would like to meet in order of preference.
If you would like help please ring Eileen Codd, HSCL, on 0872943530.
What happens next?
I will then schedule the meetings and from the morning on the day of the meeting you will be able to log back in to the system to see what teachers you have been scheduled to meet and the times by clicking on the button above. On the evening of the meeting, simply click the button below, click on the link beside the teacher’s name at the scheduled time and click Click Here to Join the Meeting. You will enter the waiting area and the teacher will admit you to the meeting when they have finished with their previous meeting. This way no one can jump in on an active meeting. If you are not admitted straight away, please wait as the teacher may have gotten delayed. Try it out now to see if your Teams account will work on whatever device you wish to use on the night. You should get a message saying “Someone in the meeting will let you in soon”, after you click the Join button. There will be no live meeting yet as this is just a test.
How long is each meeting?
Each meeting will be 5 minutes long. While it is probably that you will have plenty of breaks, some teachers will have none due to the large volume of parents to see. For this reason it is very important that you are on time and the meeting finishes on time.
What if I have a problem during the meeting?
From the research I have conducted, the feedback from parents who have used this system is very positive and there have been very few problems. Most problems are device specific and trying out the sample link at the top of the page here should alert you to any potential problems that may occur on the night. In the unlikely event that you run into difficulty, we will be available in school to help out if I can. 0539135257