by Lauryn Hughes | arts editor

Get ready for Johnson 2.0 as progress reports go paperless.

“Yes, so the district in making an initiative to go paperless to save paper and time, also now that families both parents and students have access to the Skyward portal they can see grades more in real time. Often times progress reports are pulled, other grades are entered after that point and that progress report might change,” school counselor Courtney Tarbox said, “So as we know things on paper now quickly become outdated where if we encourage our students and families to utilize the online resources its a better tool for them and they’ll be able to even drill down to see more assignments, where a paper progress report does not offer that.”

Johnson is making efforts to change the way students receive information and grade updates.

“To the best of my knowledge it will be [paperless], all of those are district guidelines on how we distribute and so it is my understanding that the goal is to go paperless for the entire year. So that final report card should be accessible through their skyward access, but more information to come as we get closer to the end of the year,” Tarbox said.

All grade updates and report cards can be found on the NEISD skyward portal.

“So when they open up they’ll have a dash board and on that dash board there are several tiles, so there is a tile for progress reports but I really recommend going to the tile for grades because in the tile for grades they can click on their grade and then it will expand to show all the assignments so they can see if there’s a missing assignment or a low test grade that may be affecting their overall grade,” Tarbox said.

If students can’t access their portal or don’t leave a login yet, there are some simple steps to help students be successful in that process.

“We’ve been trying to advertise for students to be sure that they know they’re using their using their active directory to get into their skyward, if they still continue to have problems they need to contact the North East Help Desk. That information is on the North East website and once they go their portal they’ll see there’s a phone number or there’s also a form to put in, like a work order to help reset their account if they need it,” Tarbox said.

Everything should still remain the same when it comes to posting of progress and report cards. 

“Progress reports still remain to be pulled at the three week mark, the six week mark and then of course report cards come out every nine weeks. As all of our high schoolers know its really the semester final average is the grade that really counts for their credits and that will be on their transcript, which is their official school record,” Tarbox said.

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Lauryn Hughes is a senior. This is her third year as a staff member for the Johnson newspaper and her first year as the arts editor. She loves to write and has been a ballet dancer for 14 years.

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