During this closure period, the district has introduced several applications that may be new to you. We understand that this can be overwhelming and confusing, especially since many of these apps sound very similar.
Below, you will find information to clarify which app performs what functions, as well as how to get help if you need it.
SchoolTool Parent Portal: Where you should go to view your child’s report card grades.
On a smartphone? You MUST download the free SchoolTool app to see report card grades on a phone. If you try to pull up the Parent Portal on your phone’s web browser, (like Safari or Chrome) you may not be able to see grades.
GJSD’s URL is https://schooltool9.neric.org/SchoolTool_JOHN
If you do not already have a Parent Portal account, or need a password reset, please complete this form. You will receive an email when your account is created or reset.
ParentSquare: New platform that will be used for family communication.
Now through June 30, ParentSquare will be used for district-level communications, including:
- Notifications from the Superintendent and District Offices
- Pre-K and Kindergarten registration
- A few other surveys and forms
Communication with teachers through ParentSquare will begin in 2020-2021.
For the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, communication with your child’s teachers should continue on existing platforms that have been used throughout the school year. These may include Remind, email, or other apps that your child’s teacher might have in place. Teachers are not set up to monitor direct messages in ParentSquare just yet.
Google Classroom: A place for students to access and submit assignments.
ClassLink: A launchpad for students to access instructional software and resources.
Google Meet, often referred to as Google Hangouts:
Software that teachers or service providers may use to hold virtual office hours for students.
Thank you for all you are doing to support your child’s education in these challenging times.
Director of Curriculum
Director of Technology