2018 Spring Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up

2018 Spring Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up
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Pick A Time Conference Scheduling Directions

The conference dates for the spring are Thursday, March 8th from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and 6:00PM until 8:00PM, and Friday, March 16th from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

The spring conferences differ from the fall goal setting conference in two ways. The first is that in fall there is a full day for conferences in the fall which gives numerous slots for parents to sign up for.  The second difference is that the fall conferences are a goal setting conference for the year.  

Being that there is not a full day of conferences in the spring, time and slots are limited.  Because of that, we ask that if you have recently had a meeting with your child’s teacher, please do not feel you need to sign up for a conference again.  If you have recently met to discuss your child’s progress at an IEP meeting or met with the teacher in the past month, the information being presented would most likely be very similar to your recent conversation.  It would be helpful if slots are left available for families who have not communicated with their child’s teacher recently. 

Again, because there are limited slots, do not feel you must attend conferences. Teachers can provide you and update via email or by phone call if you wish a simple, quick update of their progress.  Reports cards do go home in the middle of March which is another way to receive student progress updates.

Spring conferences, we will be using the internet based program called “Pick-a-Time”   The online sign up feature will be available Thursday, February 15th at 7:00PM, until Tuesday, March 6th at 12:00PM.  With two different days to choose from, this is an excellent opportunity to meet with teachers to discuss and develop goals for the coming school year.

All the conference dates will be available to book at that time.  The conference dates for the spring are Thursday, March 8th from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and 6:00PM until 8:00PM, and Friday, March 16th from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

In order to use the system, go to the school's web site at http://rowlandson.nrsd.net/ and click on "Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-Up" on the main screen or click on the following link directly  https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11604938&event=313665

If you've previously registered for conferences in the district, all you need to do is enter your e-mail and password that you used previously.  If you have forgotten your password, please contact Mrs. Kerrigan, Mary Rowlandson Secretary, and she will update it for you. 

If you have never used the system before you have to register first.  Please utilize the following procedure to register:

1) Enter your e-mail address and click "Login/Create Account".  If you do not have an e-mail address please use your first initial and last name@fakemail.com.

2) Fill in the required fields and you will be registered.

3) For each child, enter their student ID which is their first name, a space, and their last name.  This must be the complete first name not a nickname.  Also please enter their security value, which is their date of m/d/yyyy ie: 5/3/1992 NOT mm/dd/yyyy for May 3, 1992.  Please then click "Add"

When you begin scheduling please keep the following in mind:

A. Each colored square represents an available meeting time. The legend shows you the teacher who corresponds to each color and the available times appear as you go down the page. (Note: you will not see all of the teachers, just the set of teachers that your children have classes with.) Click on a square to book the time you choose.

B. You can decide when you want the reminder e-mail to be delivered and then click "Create Appointment".

C. At any time you can click on "printable schedule" and print the resulting web page to get a hard copy of your schedule.

E. If you want to make changes to your schedule, you can log in at any time prior to March 8th at 12:00PM (noon)  with your e-mail and password.

If you do not have access to a computer, you have two other options to schedule a conference time.  You may come into the school and use a computer set up in the conference room just for conference scheduling.  The other option is to call the office to set up the conference time.