The following message was sent directly to parent email accounts on October 16:
Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on the evening of November 12 and morning of November 13. You will have an opportunity to meet with your child(ren)’s teacher(s) and learn more about the classroom. We regret that for health and safety reasons, we are unable to host an event at the school as we normally would, however we look forward to meeting with you virtually.
Families can use Edsby, an online platform, to schedule a meeting time with their child(ren)’s teacher(s) on Parents’ Night. You will receive an invitation to sign up for a meeting time once the schedules are available. Edsby is a cloud-based platform that lets families easily reserve times to meet with your child(ren)’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for families. Families that already have an Edsby account may use their previously created account. The username is the full email address that is on file at your child(ren)’s home school and the password is the one created at activation. If you have forgotten your password, you can find resources on the Board website to help, including how to reset your password.
Families who do not have an Edsby account will need to create one to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s teachers for the virtual conference. An up-to-date and valid email address must be provided to your child’s home school. For help creating an Edsby account, instructions can be found on the Board website. An email from York Region District School Board with instructions on how to create an Edsby account will be sent to your email inbox. If you do not receive the email, please check your junk mail folder to ensure you do not miss this opportunity.
Below is the sample invitation email sent to parent(s)/guardian(s) on behalf of YRDSB.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact our main office. Families who do not wish to book a time online can contact your child’s teacher directly.
For help signing up for Parent-Teacher interviews, please visit our board website.
October 19 – 23rd Parents/guardians to create Edsby accounts.
November 5 Parents’ Night schedule opens at 9:00 am for booking. Log into your Edsby account. An invitation to book appointments will be sent to your Edsby account and a notification to your email. Instructions for signing up for interview slots are found here.
November 10th Families to receive virtual links and information for accessing the virtual conferences
November 12th Interview Scheduler closes at 9:00 am
November 12 – 13th Virtual Interviews