S3 Parents Evening Booking

12th November 2020

Dear Parent(s),                      

Due to the current circumstances around COVID-19, our upcoming S3 Parents’ Evening will be held via video conferencing through the usual online booking system. Our next event is on Wednesday 25th November 16.00 – 18.30 for S3 pupils.

Each teacher will have 23 slots available, therefore we would ask that you only book appointments to speak with teachers of subjects that your child is considering for their S4 curriculum Please note that there will be no separate appointments for literacy and numeracy classes as feedback on these areas will be encompassed within English and Maths discussions.

The Pupil Support and Attainment Team Leaders will not be available on this evening as their time is saved for when your child will be making their choices for the Senior Phase and they will be available at that time for 1:1 appointments with yourselves and your child.  We will be back in contact in the early part of 2021 with further information on this.

In order to ensure that you are able to access your video appointments without technical issues, you must access the booking system via Safari on any Apple device and Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge Chromium on any other tablet or computer. Internet Explorer is not compatible with the software required to run the video links. 

You will need to log in ten minutes before your appointments to ensure that you have time to activate your webcam and microphone. Further details can be found in the attached guide. Please read this before the parents’ evening.

If you wish to book appointments, please go to:

http://www.parents-booking.co.uk/mackieacademy

PLEASE NOTE: You need to type this address into your website browser’s ‘address bar’. Do not try to ‘Google’ this website address or use a search engine as that will not work. This is a common mistake on phones and tablets especially.

 

Login to see which appointments are available and select one that is convenient for you.  If you find that there are no appointments left for a teacher that you want to see please contact your child’s Pupil Support and Attainment Team member (contact details below) and they will see what they can do to help:

Cowie – Duncan Whyte – Duncan.Whyte@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Dunnottar – Elaine Davidson – Elaine.Davidson@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Fetteresso – Laura Craig – Laura.Craig@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Swanley – Jill Black – Jill.Black@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Ury – Ian Diamond – Ian.Diamond@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

You will need to enter:

  • Your title and surname
  • Your child’s first name, surname and date of birth

The system is live for bookings from Friday 13th November 2020 at 0900 and will be open until Thursday 19th November at midnight.

Troubleshooting Tips – please read before booking! 

  • To login you need to enter the details we have on record for you and your child. If you have recently changed your title or surname, for example, and not informed us, we will be expecting you to login with the details we have on record
  • The email address you enter is only used to receive a confirmation of your appointment. If the system gives you an error when you login, it will not be the email address that is the problem
  • If you have several children to make bookings for, use the ‘Change Child’ button on the blue bar (above the school’s name) in the very top left corner of the Parent’s Booking Page to swap between your children

If you are unable to book at home, please call into the main school office for help on 01569 690550.

Best wishes,

Mrs Laura Larkworthy,

Depute Head Teacher

 

Virtual Parents’ Evening Acceptable Use

Video Call Information for Parents