Time to Schedule Math Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dear Hammond families,

When registering for conferences an issue has been discovered at the county level that causes both boxes for in-person and virtual conference to display for all the available time slots and when one is selected both are automatically selected for the same time slot. Additionally, the automated email parents/guardians receive after scheduling the conference will include both. This issue is causing confusion on which type of conference has been selected. 

Please see below for information on how you can confirm which type of conference you have scheduled. 


For Hammond Elementary School parent-teacher conferences will be held Feb. 9-10 

  • Thurs, Feb. 9 - Afternoon conferences will be held in person from 1:00 to 4:00p.m.

  • Thurs, Feb. 9 - Evening conferences, for those teachers who are offering them, will be virtual starting after 4p.m.

  • Fri, Feb. 10 - Conferences will be virtual


Parents/guardians can register via HCPSS Connect Synergy beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27 through 4 p.m. Feb. 3. Directions on how to register are available online.


When making a selection for a conference slot, the conference will be recorded in the system correctly within the above time parameters. 


Parents can verify the selection in-person or virtual registration by selecting More Options from the left navigation menu and selecting Conference Scheduling (View or Schedule ARL/DigEd). On that page, conference locations are displayed properly and you will see a room number/location (for in-person) or a Google Meet URL (for virtual) in the Location field.


Parents will receive reminder emails prior to the scheduled conference that will indicate the correct location, in person or virtual.  


  • If you are unable to attend a conference during the day/evening on 2/9 or 2/10, please contact your child’s teacher directly to arrange a different day and time.  Please allow 48 (business) hours to receive a reply.


Special Tips for Scheduling Conferences:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences will be 15-minutes in length but will be scheduled in 20-minute increments.  To allow time to end one conference and log on to the next, we recommend that you do not schedule back-to-back conferences with different teachers.  All conferences will need to begin and end on time.

  • As a reminder, students will receive 2nd quarter grades in Related Arts.   Our Related Arts Team will also offer Office Hours during winter conferences for any interested families. Click to view the Related Arts Office Hours Schedule.


Orange Day

Yellow Day



Thursday Evening

Virtual Office Hours

4:05 - 7:35

Friday Afternoon

Virtual Office Hours

1:05 - 4:05

Google Meet Link

for Thursday Evening OR Friday Afternoon Office Hours

Mr. Wethington




Mrs. Taylor*




Mrs. Haavik




Mrs. Sanders




Mr. Ordille*


Mr. Quirk




Mrs. Serpico




Mr. Obrigewitch*




Mrs. Jacobs*




  • Mrs. Kennedy and Ms. Plotkin, our School Counselors, are available for families.  Mrs. Kennedy will be available on Thursday, February 9th from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. & 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Please contact Mrs. Kennedy directly to set up a conference (mkennedy@hcpss.org).  Ms. Plotkin will be available on Tuesday, November 22nd from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. & 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Please contact Ms. Plotkin directly to set up a conference (rplotkin@hcpss.org).

  • Mrs. Goon, our School Psychologist, is available for families.  She will be available on Thursday, February 9th from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Please contact Mrs. Goon directly to set up a conference (egoon@hcpss.org).


As a reminder, all students will be dismissed three hours early on Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th to allow for parent/teacher conferences.      


Friday, January 27, 2023 - 8:30am to Friday, February 3, 2023 - 4:00pm