Conferences & Volunteer Signups!

Conference times are: Thursday, November 29th noon-8pm and Friday, November 30th 8am-4pm

If you have more than one student and want to secure conferences close together, sign up as soon as you can. If you have flexibility in your schedule, please leave the evening conferences for families that cannot make it during the work day.

Students in grades 5-12 are with the student and parent(s)/guardian, the student's advisor or classroom guide

Students in grades 1-4 are with parent(s)/guardian and the teacher only.

7th-9th grade Special Education students should sign up with their Special Ed Case Manager (Sarah Lawrence-Lupton, Brooke Derrickson, or Danny Ross). Their advisor will join the meeting as well.

11th and 12th grade students are welcome to schedule a separate meeting with Teresa Hichens-Olson to discuss college planning.

If you do not know your student’s advisor contact

Multiple Households/Families - if your child splits time between two households and both parents want/need to attend the conference, please schedule it together. If this is not possible, exceptions may be made if time slots are available. For an exception, email the program director at your level.

Jean Peters - Elementary Program Director

Tami Limberg - Lower Adolescent Program Director (includes 6th Bridge, and 7th-9th grade)

Andrea Christensen - Upper Adolescent Program Director (10th-12th grade)

If you have specific concerns that you want to discuss with a guide who is not your student's advisor, please contact them directly to discuss via phone or email, or set up a meeting before or after conference days. All guides will be able to talk with you about students' overall academic standing. Guides will be booked all day on both days in conferences with their own advisees. Check our Staff Directory for Office Hours.

  • PEG (Parent Engagement Group) is looking for volunteers. Conferences will be taking place on Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30, and there are two great ways families can help. Please remember that GRS asks each family to contribute 20 hours of volunteer time per year, and consider signing up to help!

Email with any questions. Thank you!

1. We're looking for parents to help staff the first ever book fair at GRS! The book fair will support the development of elementary classroom libraries—families can purchase books directly for the classrooms from teacher wish lists, or they can purchase books for themselves that will add credit for GRS to make book purchases. The fair will be held during the two days of conferences, Thursday and Friday 11/29 and 11/30. Please consider signing up for a slot to help support this important initiative that will directly impact elementary classrooms! Volunteers will receive a brief training video to view.

2. With the new kitchen still in process, we're not able to offer our traditional (and beloved) show of appreciation to faculty and staff with community-made meals during conference days. Instead, this fall GRS will be bringing in food to sustain the teachers during their long conference days. But we still need some donations, along with help setting up, serving, and cleaning up after these meals! Please consider signing up to donate or for a shift for Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast, or Friday lunch—see the signup for times.