Important Information About Parent/Teacher Conferences – Tuesday, December 3 & Tuesday, December 10

Important Information About NSHS Parent/Teacher Conferences: Tuesday, December 3 and December 10 from 1:00-4:00PM

Sign up for conferences: Wednesday, November 20, 6:00PM – Monday, November 25, 6:00PM

You’ll need: a list of the THREE teachers per child you would like to see. Note to new parents: Conference slots fill quickly – some teachers will be fully booked early in the process.

To get into the reservation system: Go to www.virtualparagon.com/nshs/conference/.

  • The school’s master password was emailed separately
  • Create your own account: (We do not save accounts from last year)
  • You may do this before the reservation period starts
  • Choose a user name and password
  • Please include your child(ren)’s full name when you create your account. If you have more than one student at Newton South, please be sure to list each of your students’ names (first and last), to make sure the system allows you to get three conferences per student.
  • Be sure to save your user name and password to change or add reservations

Parent Conference Rules

  1. Reserve a maximum of THREE conferences per student from Wednesday, 11/20-Saturday, 11/23. The three teacher limit is in place during the initial sign up period so all parents have the opportunity to see teachers. Any conferences beyond the third will be deleted and a new schedule emailed to you.
  2. Beginning Saturday, 11/23 at noon until Monday, 11/25 at 6PM, you may reserve a maximum of three additional conferences per child.
  3. Reserve only one 10-minute time slot per teacher per child.
  4. Allow at least 10 minutes between conferences for travel time.
  5. Extra conferences that do not abide by the above rules will be deleted.

To make reservations: Log into the system with your user name and password. At the main menu:

  • Select the activity you want such as MAKE RESERVATIONS or CHANGE RESERVATIONS.
  • Select the teachers you want to sign up for by clicking in the box by each teacher’s name.
  • The schedules of teachers you have selected will be displayed next to each other. You can scroll side to side to see the different teachers. Scroll up and down to see their different time slots. Reserve only one 10-minute time slot per teacher.
  • Allow at least 10 minutes between conferences for travel time.
  • Reserve your THREE slots per child by clicking in the available time slots. Press SAVE to reserve the slots you have selected or press DONE when you have finished making your reservations. The reservations are not yours until you press SAVE or DONE.
  • Check the list of your reservations. If you are satisfied, you can print your reservations and log out of the system, or you can go back and make changes.

If you do not have access to a computer, you may call Vice Principal Mary Scott or Records Secretary Jackie Casto at 617-559-6500 during the signup period. If you encounter problems or have any questions, send an email to NSHS_support@newton.k12.ma.us.

If you need translation services, please contact your child’s guidance counselor or if your child is an ELL student, contact Ms. Kara Veley, ELL liaison, at 617-559-6530.