February, 2015

Dear Nagel Middle School Parent(s):

The fourth and final scheduled parent conference for this school year will be held the evening of Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4:30 – 8:00 pm. To streamline the scheduling of conferences, Nagel uses an online program. Available conference slots will fill up on a first come, first served basis, so the sooner you can schedule your conference the better. The window to schedule appointments will be open from February 16, 2015 – February 26, 2015. Due to limited availability, please schedule a maximum of two conferences with core team teachers. You may also schedule conferences with encore teachers. Please keep in mind that if you feel a conference is not necessary at this time, Nagel does not require you to attend each parent/teacher conference. Students are invited to participate in conferences with parents. If students do attend, they must remain with parents at all times.

*Directions for scheduling appointment times can be found below:

Access the online scheduler by going to: www.MyConferenceTime.com/nagel

Signing Up for Just One Conference:
1. Click on the link for the staff member you would like to schedule.
2. Select the time you would like to schedule your conference from those that are available.
3. Click on “Sign Up for Selected Conferences” at the bottom of the page.
4. Print the next page or wait until you receive a confirmation via email so you know your schedule and room on Conference Night.

Signing Up for Conferences with Multiple Teachers (Maximum two core team teachers):
1. Click on the “Register for Multiple Conference” link.
2. Indicate the number of students you will be scheduling and click “Continue”.
3. Enter the required information and click “Continue” at the bottom of the page.
4. If you have more than one student to schedule, enter additional student(s) on the next screen. Click “Continue”.
5. Click on the first teacher you would like to meet with and hit the > arrow to move it over to the “Selected Schedules” box.
6. Add additional teachers by repeating step 5.
7. Once you have chosen the teachers you would like to meet, click on “Find Schedules with Common Dates” at the bottom of the page.
8. Click the black block that reads “View Conferences for Thursday, February 26, 2015.”
9. Find the available times for the teachers you would like to see and click on the appropriate box.
10. Once you have selected your teachers and times, click on “Sign Up for Selected Conferences” at the bottom of the page.
11. Print the last page or wait until you receive confirmation by email so you know your schedule for Conference Night.

• Is college in your son or daughter’s future? Do you need more information about how the financial aid process works? Join us at 5:00 pm in the learning commons where we will be hosting a financial aid expert from Northern Kentucky University. During this presentation we hope to share information about federal funding and how the process works. It’s never too early to think about the future!
• Nagel will also be offering an informational session on Aspire. This session will walk through understanding and interpreting your child’s Aspire scores. There will also be a brief individual Q&A session after the whole group meeting. This will take place at 6:00 pm in the learning commons.
• Parents of 7th grade students only…Also in the learning commons at 7:00 pm, there will be an overview of how to get the most from your child’s ENGAGE score. By using ENGAGE Grades 6-9, students and school personnel can identify student strengths and areas for improvement in student motivation, social engagement, and self-regulation, all of which are related to student academic success. Scores on ENGAGE scales provide an avenue for identifying and intervening with students who may be at academic risk. Further, each ENGAGE scale yields results that can be used in specifying appropriate interventions for students and for identifying areas where school interventions may be needed.

Sincerely,

John Vander Meer
Principal

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