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November Goal Setting conference letter 2022-2023

October 28, 2022


Dear Parent/Guardian,


Harwood is holding our November check in and goal setting conferences. The purpose of this meeting is to check in on the school year so far by sharing bright spots and possible challenges. Students will also be sharing a goal for the year with a focus related to their grade in school.

  • Seniors - transition plans for success following graduation

  • Juniors - developing a more detailed awareness of options beyond high school

  • Sophomores - academic skill(s) that will help to manage more demanding classes and schedules

  • 9th grade - building executive functioning skills (for example; time management, organization, working memory, etc.)

  • Middle School - one personal and one academic goal

Our process supports students in considering what is important for them to accomplish. Students will take an active role in the planning process and learn how to monitor their own progress; adjusting when they meet challenges and celebrating accomplishments along the way. Your student’s TA teacher will provide regular opportunities to check in on their successes and challenges and celebrate and support as needed. Students will share their final outcomes with their parents in the Spring. As the main support for your child, we want to be sure you know what the goal is and to determine how you can best support them to meet their objectives. Students who learn how to set and achieve goals learn organization, self management and confidence in their ability to begin to take charge of their lives. All skills that are essential for success in life beyond high school.


As with our Welcome meetings earlier in the year, conferences will be in person or through a video meeting (Google or Zoom) and booked through Canyon Creek (HS conferences only). MS conferences will be booked through Google and teachers will reach out to you soon. If you prefer a video conference for your HS or MS child, please contact your child’s TA teacher so they can send you a link.


MS and HS conferences will be held Wednesday, November 9th or Tuesday, November 15th, from 3:30-7:00.


How do I sign up?

For middle school conferences; teachers will be using Google to schedule. Be on the lookout for the message with the link.

For high school conferences; Please refer to the directions on the next page to schedule your conference through Canyon Creek.

If you have any questions with scheduling a Canyon Creek meeting, please contact Liz Hepp at lhepp@huusd.org.

Step-By-Step Parent/Guardian Instructions for High School (only) conferences through Canyon Creek:Visit Harwood’s homepage (www.harwood.org) and click on the link: - Harwood HS and MS conference meetings (available starting October 25th). From the Online Scheduler Home Page

  • Choose Harwood Union Middle/High School from the drop down list and click “GO”

Enter the school password which is: highlander

  • Enter your student’s “Student ID” which is their lunch account number. If you do not know their Student ID, use the LOOKUP STUDENT ID button to access the system

  • Verify the student’s birth date

  • Check the box next to your student’s TA

  • If you have more than one student at Harwood Union, answer YES to the question when it appears on your screen: “Do you want to schedule a conference for another student?” then repeat the steps above for your other student. If you only have one student, answer NO to that question

  • You will then see the available time slots for the conference

  • Select the time that work best for your schedule

  • Enter your email address (recommended) if you would like an email reminder sent to you. (Your email address is kept private)

  • Once you have finished you can confirm your appointment details and print your conference schedule.

Write down the Confirmation Number (you will need this number if you need to cancel your appointment). Once you cancel, you can pick a new appointment slot

Please feel free to contact your student’s TA teacher if the times available don’t work for your schedule or if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you.


With gratitude,

Laurie, Duane and Meg



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