While students enjoyed their telelearn day at home, parents and teachers were busy meeting during Back-to-School Night on Oct. 2. This event allows teachers to talk each year about curriculum and events they have planned for the current school year while parents are provided with a chance to meet their childrens’ teachers face-to-face.
“My parents found it very interesting. My teachers outlined my course material in depth, which my mom found to be very useful, especially with starting at a new school,” freshman Brandon Wang said.
This year’s construction led to some unexpected difficulties in a typically routine evening as both parking and building space was scarce. Parents with children in the classes of 2016 and 2017 attended from 4 to 6 p.m. while parents with children in 2014 and 2015 attended from 7 to 9 p.m. Some returning students and their parents found this to be a hassle.
“I think back-to-school night is great so that parents can put a face to the teachers that their children talk about,” junior Anant Das said. “But other than that and gaining first impressions, I think it’s way too chaotic for the short time they have with each teacher and especially with the construction and parking.”