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Old May 1st, 2018, 10:41 AM   1
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Teacher Won't Meet With Me?


My son's pre-K teacher has been ignoring my requests to meet with her. Two weeks ago she responded to an email and said she'd be glad to meet with me, but when I asked her about times, she ignored it for two weeks. I sent her a nudge yesterday, just expressing once again that I'd really appreciate insight about his behavior, and again, radio silence.

I know he's struggling a bit in the classroom and it's helpless to feel like I can't work with the teacher to figure out what's going on. What should my next step be? Anyone else experienced a teacher just totally ignoring them?



 
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Old May 1st, 2018, 11:29 AM   2
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I'd catch her at school don't give her the choice of talking to you.



 
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Old May 1st, 2018, 14:50 PM   3
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Yeah catch her at hometime! I'm in almost daily contact with my son's teacher due to struggles my son has and I mostly catch her at the end of the days. I hope you manage to get a word with her!



 
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Old May 1st, 2018, 15:59 PM   4
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Can you not just approach her when you take him into school? I see and say at least a hello to both my kids teachers daily.



 
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Old May 1st, 2018, 16:03 PM   5
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Are you able to stop by the school? I know that if you're not the one dropping off or if it's a "drop and run," because of the timing it can be difficult, but if you're able, just drop in unannounced and confront the teacher (kindly, but) directly. If you are not able to just stop in and talk, call. Is there any particular reason that email is the only contact?



 
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Old May 1st, 2018, 16:07 PM   6
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Thanks, everyone! At our school things are pretty impersonal -- kids are typically dropped off by car and taken by a separate worker into the classroom, so there's not a chance to speak to her at drop-off, and at the end of the day, even when I pick him up in person, the teachers stay inside a closed-off hallway area and open the door to allow the kids out when their parents show up. I'd rather not talk to her then because she's very businesslike and harried, trying to get the kids out and to their parents, and I worry that even if I stepped up to her while she was at the door I'd be preventing other kids from reaching their parents. It's a setup that leaves barely any chances for casual contact with teachers, so I was really relying on a meeting with her.



 
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Old May 1st, 2018, 16:12 PM   7
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Are you able to stop by the school? I know that if you're not the one dropping off or if it's a "drop and run," because of the timing it can be difficult, but if you're able, just drop in unannounced and confront the teacher (kindly, but) directly. If you are not able to just stop in and talk, call. Is there any particular reason that email is the only contact?
Email is really the only contact option she gave us! I'm hesitant to drop into her classroom unannounced in the middle of the day. The classrooms here are much less open than his previous daycare environment. I suppose I could try to find her there after school but I don't know how long she stays or how to arrange a visit? There are NO opportunities for casual chatting at this school -- no opportunities to visit his classroom or say hi during the day -- so I'm really relying on the one option she gave us, which she isn't currently using.



 
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Old May 1st, 2018, 16:18 PM   8
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I would cc the principal or head teacher on your next email so they also get the email. Make sure you mention tou have been waiting to hear back for a few weeks and you would appreciate an immediate response.



 
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Old May 1st, 2018, 16:45 PM   9
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I'd wait till the last child left and then pounce. If all else fails get in touch with the headmaster



 
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Old May 1st, 2018, 23:53 PM   10
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I would follow the advice of the last two posters.



 
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