Where to turn when you want accurate information

by Tala Kamil | staff editor

Trying to find accurate information concerning the coronavirus can be hard, especially when you might need to update others. However, there are a few websites that can do just the trick. 

“I use www.cnn.com to get coronavirus updates as it is the most reliable source I have been in contact with. It gives me accurate and quick results. Using the information I get from the website, I get to truly understand the seriousness of the virus worldwide and in the United States,” Sophomore, Reem Taha, said.

Principal Gary Comalander and district members use different websites for different reasons and updates. 

“As a district, we are getting our information from many different sources. The CDC provides information on the virus around the clock at www.cdc.gov. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides information regarding schools/education in Texas at their website, tea.texas.gov,” Comalander said.

Most students usually depend on other sources to get updates, but Reem would rather not.

“I would rather use this website because of its reliable information. They also make it very easy for the public to use and comprehend, using East vocabulary and clear points,” Taha said.

Campus information and updates are sent to all students’ NEISD school email accounts every Sunday

“Our Johnson counselors work together as a team to find practical resources and information that we think will be helpful to our students and parents.  We share important updates that will affect our students and their activities, for example, there have been many changes to dates and procedures for AP and SAT testing that we have shared.  We send information through emails and our weekly Smore newsletter called Virtual Guidance,” Counselor, Courtney Tarbox, said.

Students need to check for updates since there are new things popping up every day.

“The number one thing for our students is to keep up with your school email. Teachers are reaching out to students by email and different mediums like Google Classroom. There are usually 1 or 2 emails a week that I send with information for students. In a distance learning environment, the number one thing everyone needs to do is keep up with communication. Both reading what comes to you and asking questions that you have.” Comalander said.

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