Parents Evenings March 2021
Bookings open at 9am on Monday 15th March
Dear Parents and Carers,
As some of you will be aware, we had originally planned to have parents meetings this week (beginning 8th March). Due to the lockdown and all the changes in schooling this year, we have moved the meetings to 22nd-31st March.
All meetings will take place virtually via our Parents Evening System. The system will open to parents on Monday 15th March at 9am. Please ensure you have made an appointment by 4pm on Sunday 21st March when the system will close to bookings. Below are details about how to log in to the system and access it when you need to. When you log on to the system you will see all available days and times for your child’s class teacher(s). Not all teachers are at the same time.
The focus of the meetings will be a little different to normal and will focus on elements of home learning as well as the return to school and if appropriate catching up on learning.
If you have any problems with the system, please contact your child’s class teacher. We know that this is a challenge so if you have any issues, please email the school office who will pass on any messages. Letting them know your child's full name and class is helpful in ensuring messages get to the correct place.
Parents’ Guide for Booking Appointments
Browse to https://windmill.schoolcloud.co.uk/
Step 1: Login
Fill out the details on the page then click the Log In button.
A confirmation of your appointments will be sent to the email address you provide.
Step 2: Select Parents' Evening
Click on the date you wish to book.
Step 3: Select Booking Mode
Choose Automatic if you'd like the system to suggest the shortest possible appointment schedule based on the times you're available to attend. To pick the times to book with each teacher, choose Manual. Then press Next.
We recommend choosing the automatic booking mode when browsing on a mobile device.
Step 4: Choose Teachers
If you chose the automatic booking mode, drag the sliders at the top of the screen to indicate the earliest and latest you can attend.
Select the teachers you’d like to book appointments with. A green tick indicates they’re selected. To de-select, click on their name.
Step 5a (Automatic): Book Appointments
If you chose the automatic booking mode, you'll see provisional appointments which are held for 2 minutes. To keep them, choose Accept at the bottom left.
If it wasn’t possible to book every selected teacher during the times you are able to attend, you can either adjust the teachers you wish to meet with and try again, or switch to manual booking mode (Step 5b).
Step 5b (Manual): Book Appointments
Click any of the green cells to make an appointment. Blue cells signify where you already have an appointment. Grey cells are unavailable.
To change an appointment, delete the original by hovering over the blue box and clicking Delete. Then choose an alternate time.
Once you’re finished booking all appointments, at the top of the page in the alert box, press click here to finish the booking process.
Step 6: Finished
All your bookings now appear on the My Bookings page. An email confirmation has been sent and you can also print appointments by pressing Print. Click Subscribe to Calendar to add these and any future bookings to your calendar.
To change your appointments, click on Amend Bookings.