Open school night (open school week) - American Education
A usually annual occasion when parents are invited to their children’s elementary and secondary schools to visit with their children’s teachers and school administrators and hear them explain their educational goals, school policies and the teaching methods, materials and expectations in each class and subject. Normally teachers and administrators make their presentations in group sessions, after which parents meet individually for a few minutes with each of their children’s teachers to obtain a brief (and often superficial) summary of their children’s progress. Open school nights are not designed for in-depth parent-teacher discussions of profound student problems. In schools with relatively small enrollments, open school exercises can usually be held during a single evening; for the larger schools, the meetings are stretched out over an entire week, with each parent assigned one particular evening.