OGT Schedule Conference Notes:
7:22 am Report to testing site
Freshmen, juniors and seniors who are
not required to be in school during test- Mentor High School
ing unless they must make up a test.
7:25-9:25 am Test Administration
9:30-9:58 am Mods 1-2
10:02-10:39 am Mods 3-4
10:43-11:11 am Mods 5-6
Spring Parent ces
acher Confere tion
11:15-11:53 am Mods 7-8
(Includes lunch) Te a
11:57am-12:35 pm Mods 9-10
and Ohio Gradule
12:39-1:17pm Mods 11-12
1:21-1:59 pm Mods 13-14
(Includes lunch) Pa r e n t - Te a c h e r
2:03-2:31 pm Mods 15-16 March 11, 2010
Teachers I Need to See: 5 : 0 0 — 8 : 0 0 p. m .
PLEASE NOTE: Te s t
March 15-19, 2010
March 15-19—9:30 a.m. starting time
for freshmen, juniors and seniors not
taking the OGT Joseph Spiccia, Principal
Mentor High School
April 1-11—Spring Break 6477 Center Street
Mentor, OH 44060
April 12—Classes resume 440.974.5300
Mentor High School Parent-Teacher Conferences
Ohio Graduation Testing
March 11, 2010 • Information about your child’s home life
During the week of March 15, the district will be
administering the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to
5:00-8:00 p.m. which may be important for the teacher
all students in the tenth grade, as well as any stu-
dent who needs to make up a test. The OGT is a
The teachers will be stationed in the student • Questions about your child’s progress; five-part test consisting of Reading, Math, Writing,
Science, and Social Studies and is a requirement
dining room and other areas on the main • How you can contribute to your child’s for graduation for all students. If you are a parent
success in school; of a tenth grader, we urge you to talk to your stu-
floor of Mentor High School. There will be • Your concerns about what is going on in dent about the test and encourage him/her to
overhead signs to identify the departments. the class. make their best effort on the test.
⇒ Write questions you may have in advance. Some recommendations to help students have suc-
Discussion with the staff member should be ⇒ Ask about coming assignments, projects, cess on the test include:
tests, and/or other pertinent information. • Being well rested before the test
limited to approximately five (5) minutes.
⇒ Be friendly– if there is a problem, the best • Eating a nutritional breakfast before the test
If you wish to hold a longer conference, way to solve it is to work together. Contrib- • Preparing for the test by:
please make an appointment with the uting to a positive conference atmosphere ◊ Attending study sessions (have your student
leads to effective problem solving. check with his/her teachers for dates and
teacher at a mutually convenient time.
⇒ Listen carefully and objectively—the teacher times).
and the school’s goal is to help students suc- ◊ Learning and using the test taking strategies
We look forward to seeing you at the Spring ceed. The recommendations you receive are that are being discussed in school.
Parent-Teacher Conferences. designed to help your child. • Reminding your student to take the test seriously,
⇒ Advocate for your child as necessary. and to make their best effort.
Parent - Teacher Conference Ideas Expect the following from teachers: To support the testing environment during the week
The purpose of parent-teacher conferences is ⇒ A friendly, helpful, caring professional person of the OGT, we are modifying the daily schedule.
for parents and teachers to share information who is willing to help. The modification will allow us to administer the test
about the progress your child is making in ⇒ Information about your child’s progress, in small group, classroom settings that will help
grades, attitude, and behavior. students concentrate and do their best work.
school. The goal of the conference is an ex-
change of information, thoughts, and ideas ⇒ Recommendations for improvements and an- Please review the daily schedule for the week of
that will help the child become more success- swers to your questions. March 15. The schedule will be in place Monday
ful in the classroom. The conference helps the ⇒ Information about how you can best communi- through Friday of the week. We will return to our
parent and teacher form a partnership on cate with the teacher. regular schedule March 22.
behalf of the child and helps both parties Parent-teacher conferences should be a positive If a freshman, junior or senior arrives to school
understand the needs and expectations of the experience. Even if your child is having difficulty, prior to 9:15 a.m., he/she must report to the Stu-
child, the parent, the teacher, and the specific the conferences should include positive, productive dent Center, as we want to maintain a quiet envi-
course. ronment throughout the testing time. School buses
discussion aimed at helping your child improve. will operate at their regular times throughout the
Please consider the following suggestions for When parents and teachers become partners week.
making parent-teacher conferences successful: working in the best interest of a child’s success,
great things can be accomplished. Our goal, like It is our expectation that this modification will assist
⇒ Please remember time is limited. Other our students in being successful on the test. If you
parents need to talk with the teacher, so yours, is the success of each student.
have questions about the schedule for the week or
please be brief. The purpose of school is learning at high levels for anything having to do with the Ohio Graduation
⇒ Be prepared. all students. A successful parent-teacher confer- Test, please call the school, and we will be happy
⇒ Write notes to bring to the conference. ence is one-step in accomplishing that purpose. to help you.