Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Fall Parent-TeacherConferencesThursday November 16th – Friday November 17th


Dear Families,



This year, our fall Parent Teacher Conferences for grades 9 -12 will be held on Thursday, November 16th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Friday November 17th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Please note the following information regarding the format of these conferences:


Appointments will be five minutes in lengthShould additional time be needed, please contact your child’s teacher.

We will be using TeacherReacher to make virtual conference appointments. If you haven’t already done so, please set up a parent account as soon as possible and begin scheduling your appointments. Registration is now open! A step-by-step guide is available on the TeacherReacher website for your reference, to help you in the registration process. On the Teacher Reacher main page, scroll down to the bottom and then click “Tutorials” at the bottom right in the dark gray box. Then choose “Parent Tutorials”.

If there is a teacher or staff member that you wish to speak to, but is not listed on TeacherReacher, please reach out to them directly to arrange a time to speak or let our Parent Coordinator, Vivian Cruz (vcruz@meca-nyc.org) know that you require assistance. You can also reach out to our admin team for help:

Sarah Kaplan



China Camacho

Assistant Principal


Patty Edwards

Assistant Principal, I.A.



It is imperative that all conferences begin and end at their scheduled times. The times of the scheduled appointments will be strictly followed. If you happen to be late or miss your scheduled appointment, you may request a phone conference or a teacher meeting for a date in the future. Scheduling multiple conferences in a very short period of time may result in missing one or more of your scheduled appointments.

Looking forward to productive conversations!


Sarah Kaplan


TeacherReacher Parent Tutorial

To Create Your Account


  • You can create an account with our company by filling out the form below on the www.teacherreacher.com website:
    • Click the “Sign Up” link in the upper right corner
    • Enter your email address
    • Enter your first and last name
    • Enter your phone number
    • Enter a password
    • Confirm your password
    • Select your school district
    • Check the reCAPTCHA
  • Please note there is no activation email



“My Students” menu link:

Add Children


  • Enter Child’s Name (as registered in the school district)
  • Select the school
  • Enter the child’s Student ID or Date of Birth
  • Click “Submit”
  • Repeat


“My Schedule” menu link:

Choose a conference and student


  • Click on student name


“Schedule Appointments” menu link:

Schedule up to 6 teachers at a time


  • View appointment schedules for up to 6 teachers at a time
  • Place a check next to the teachers’ names
  • Click the “Continue” button


“Schedule Appointments” menu link:

Schedule up to 6 teacher at a time


  • Click on a time listed under a teacher’s name to make the appointment
    • When a time slot is clicked, the appointment is confirmed
    • Total number of appointments will be limited by the number set by your school
  • If you choose a time by mistake, click the icon to remove
  • Click the “Done” button once appointments have been made
  • Repeat


“My Schedule” menu link:

View your schedule


  • If your school offers a choice of appointment types, place a check accordingly
  • Appointment types can be In-person, Virtual or Phone
  • You can also delete your appointments if you no longer wish to meet with a teacher

November PTA Meeting

Last night’s PTA meeting was a huge success – we were thrilled by our parent turnout and are excited to see you all again next month! For anyone who was unable to attend but is interested in the information shared, you can request access to a video recording of the meeting on our PTA’s website.

Special thanks to Ms. Camacho and Ms. Laurent for sharing such a wealth of information about MECA students’ Early College experiences.

MECA’s Priorities

Priority #1 All students will learn to read well By June 2024 pass rates for ELL students on the NYS ELA Regents exam will increase 10 points from 80% to 90%

Priority #2 All students are physically & emotionally safe By June 2024 Hispanic female students will indicate they are invited to participate in collaborative conflict resolution by 15 points from 60% to 75% as measured by favorable responses on the NYC School Survey

Priority #3 All students have a high quality academic experience By June 2024 students with disabilities’ pass rate on the Alg I Regents exam will increase from 58% to 65%

Priority #4 All students graduate college & career ready By June 2024 the number of students who are eligible for a CTE endorsed diploma will increase by 17, from to 8 to 25 students as measured by pass rates on the Adobe Photoshop Certification exam

Priority #5 All schools are inclusive & responsive to parents By June 2024 favorable responses regarding teacher initiated contact concerning student performance will increase by 16 points, from 69% to 85% as measured by NYC School Survey responses