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In an effort to touch base earlier in the semester with parents about the progress of their student(s), Racine Unified officials have scheduled parent-teacher conferences a few weeks earlier than in years past.

This year, conferences will be Nov. 5 and 6 at the end of the first quarter. For years, parent-teacher conferences were scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving, about two weeks into the second quarter.

“This change aligns conferences with the end of first quarter so (parents) have an opportunity to meet with (their) child’s teacher earlier in the school year to ensure (their) child is on track,” an item in the RUSD parents newsletter reads. “Connecting at the end of first quarter will allow our teachers to work with (parents) to best meet the academic needs of (their) child.”

Parents should expect notices in the next couple of weeks about signing up for conference times and are encouraged to contact their students’ teacher and/or principal with questions about parent-teacher conferences.