Today was the final report card pick up. More parents attended which was nice. The not so fun part, telling a parent their child must be retained. I unfortunately had several of those conversations. Some understood and knew this prior to the meeting. Others tried to fight. One parent believed her daughter could improve in 6 weeks. Her child has received Fs for the past 3 quarters, 6 weeks isn’t going to change this. Another parent just shut down.
On the flip side I was able to make some parents happy and this was a highlight. Not an enjoyable day but thankfully no blow ups.