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FAQs

about 1 year ago

How do I check my child's grades?


You have several ways to find out how your child is doing in his/her classes.  As always, you can call the school or email your child's teacher and request a progress report.  You can also log into the new Parent Portal (website) to see your child's current and historic grades and view your child's attendance record.  To access the Parent Portal, use the link in the Parent Resources section of this website.  Download instructions for setting up your Parent Portal Account.  If you do not have internet access, you can stop by the NMS office to use a school computer for accessing your Parent Portal Account.  If you have any questions about the Parent Portal, please call the school at (434) 263-4801 or email Lavider Hylton.


What are my child's homework assignments?


Core teachers maintain a Canvas site on which you can view homework assignments, upcoming tests, study guides, etc.  


Do you offer tutoring?


Yes. Nelson Middle School provides FREE after-school tutoring Monday through Thursday each week.  Each day, several teachers stay late to work with students who need to make up work, review concepts, or want extra help in any subject.  Parents may pick up their students anytime before 5:45 PM.  Activity Buses are available to students who need transportation assistance.  These buses run abbreviated routes with specific drop-off locations (contact the school for details).  Please contact your student’s teacher for more information.  


What is for lunch?


You can view the school lunch menu and pre-pay for school lunches online at the Nelson County Food & Nutrition Services website.  You will also find information on the free and reduced lunch program.

Homework Help

about 1 year ago

Homework Help


Homework Tips for Parents

U.S. Department of Education

in English and in Spanish (Español)

http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/homework/index.html


Top 10 Homework Tips

provided by The Nemours Foundation on kidshealth.org

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/homework.html

 

Top 10 Ways to Help Your Kids Do Well In Math

by Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.

http://school.familyeducation.com/math/parenting/38812.html

Top 10 Ways to Improve Reading Skills

by Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.

http://school.familyeducation.com/top-10-ways/improve-reading-skills/38329.html


10 Ways to Help Your Kids Get Organized

Adapted from "Tips for Developing Organizational Skills in Children" by the Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities

http://www.talentedkidzone.com/parents/kidorg.html


LD Online

leading website on Learning Disabilities and ADHD (for parents and kids)

http://www.ldonline.org/index.php

Does your child use Facebook?
Does your child use Facebook?
Check out this guide for tips and tricks for guiding your child safely through the world of social media.

Keeping Your Student Safe on the Computer and Internet

about 1 year ago

Computer & Internet Safety


For information on keeping your children safe online, visit these websites.  If you have specific questions or information requests, please contact Shelli Beeler, the school library media specialist.

Common Sense Media

Advice for parents including reviews and ratings of movies, TV shows, video games, websites, music, and books.  Contains information for students and parents on all things media.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/


Connect Safely: Smart Socializing Starts Here

http://www.connectsafely.org/

includes A Parents' Guide to Facebook http://www.connectsafely.org/Safety-Advice-Articles/facebook-for-parents.html


Netsmartz Workshop

Resources for teachers, parents, and students of all ages sponsored by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

http://www.netsmartz.org/

Play It Cyber Safe

Sponsored by the Business Software Alliance and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice

http://www.playitcybersafe.com/

FBI: A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm