Monday, August 20, 2012

Introducing Skyward Family Access


We're rolling out a new student information system this year for our families. Skyward Family Access will replace the previous system, Infinite Campus, in 2012-13. Skyward Family Access is a web-based service that allows parents/guardians to view school-related information on their students and hopefully helps answer the question, “What did you do in school today?”

Skyward Family Access is your gateway to student information such as schedules, attendance, grades and more. Information available online includes:
  • General student demographic information
  • Assignment and term grades as released by the teacher
  • Attendance entries
  • Current and missing assignments in a custom calendar
  • Schedule information
  • Immunization records
The information in Family Access is real-time based on data in the District's Skyward Student Information Management System. However, please remember that grades are 'fluid' and change on a daily/weekly basis as teachers add assignments and grades to the system. Parents, you will automatically receive an email inviting you to access the new system in the next few weeks.

There is a Parent and Teacher Login page on our website (www.mansfieldisd.org/skyward.htm) that you may want to bookmark for future reference or just click to it from the homepage. Additionally, please consider adding ‘noreply@misdmail.org’ to your email contacts list to assure Skyward Family Access emails get delivered to your Inbox.

As with any new system, it is important to realize the staff receives training and then puts that learning into action. We appreciate your patience as teachers get accustomed to the work-flow in Skyward. Below are a couple of screen captures of the new Skyward Family Access gradebook and custom calendar:

Updated August 21: We appreciate your patience as we prepare the new system for the 2012-13 school year. We look forward to rolling the Skyward Family Access out to parents in the coming weeks.

Updated August 28: Over the weekend parents received emails for access to the Skyward system. We understand some families are still having some issues with their initial login process. All passwords were reset at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26. Parents should locate the email that has the subject line ending in "updated 10 PM" for access information. If you have any questions about Skyward Family Access account or passwords, please contact your campus receptionist for assistance.