Back to School Night

Low Attendance but High Praise


America Lemus Zavala, Staff Reporter

Last year, we were unable to host an in-person back-to-school night last due to COVID-19, and being in distance learning. With certain restrictions liftedat this time, we could finally host our annual Back-To-School Night on September 21, 2021. Between 5:30-6:30 p.m., parents were welcomed into our school to meet and visit their child(ren)’s teachers and discuss the expectations for the students. Mrs. Helm, one of our FFA teachers, shared, “It was so nice to be able to meet with parents to make a connection and get to show them all the neat things I have for students to see and use.”
Teachers prepared slideshows or videos about them and details regarding their class. Ms. Solis, an English teacher here on campus, states, “I looped a slide presentation with information about my class, such as grading and homework policies and how to get in touch with me.” These slideshows and videos were uploaded on ParentSquare for those that could not attend. Mrs. Tesiny, a teacher from the science department, disclosed, “The turnout was a bit smaller than it had been in the pre-covid years.” Around 200 parents attended Back-To-School Night which is an extremely low number for a school of 2300+ students, but those that were in attendance were truly grateful for the opportunity that the teachers provided them.