District Encourages Elementary Parent Portal Registration

Elementary parents are encouraged to register now for the Parent Portal.

November 10, 2016

Parents of elementary grade level students in the Huntington School District are being encouraged to create a Parent Portal account as soon as possible. Such an account will allow parents to view online their child’s report card and various types of additional information and data at their leisure.

“In an attempt to further enhance the communication between home and school, the Huntington School District is pleased to announce that we will begin posting elementary report cards to the Parent Portal,” said Superintendent James W. Polansky in a letter to parents. “This new feature will allow you to securely access your child’s report card, as well as further the district’s effort to move toward paperless communication. It is our hope that this information, along with your child’s class placement, daily attendance, bus information and New York State assessment results currently available on the portal will allow you to become even more informed about your child’s education.”

While paper report cards are being provided during this month’s parent-teacher conferences, report cards for the remainder of the school year will be posted to the Parent Portal. Therefore, parents need to register for an account on the district website at www.joshuacarnes.info. Registration directions can be found below and also on the website.

Assistance is being provided for those who require it to create an account. Sessions have been scheduled at each of the district’s six elementary schools. Parents are free to attend a session at any building, regardless of where their child attends school. No appointment is necessary.

“Huntington’s Parent Portal is a user-friendly program,” Mr. Polansky said. “For families that have more than one child attending district schools, one account will allow access to all children. Parent Portal access is restricted via secure log-in, password and student identification number.”

The district is aiming for 100 percent participation by parents. “When families work collaboratively with school personnel, there is significant benefit for all involved,” Mr. Polansky said. “We hope you will take this opportunity to establish a Portal account if you have not already done so.”
Parent Portal Registration Directions

1. Go to www.joshuacarnes.info. Use the drop down menu on the right of the top navigation bar to select Parent Portal.
2. Click on Online Registration to begin the registration process.
3. Enter the account information, including a security question.
4. Enter you guardian information.
5. Enter your child’s information. Make sure to click on the Add Student to the Above List button.
6. Hit Finish Registration button.
7. Wait for an email that confirms your account has been approved.
8. Open the email to confirm your account approval and click on the link to activate your account.

Parent Portal Account Set-up Assistance Schedule

Southdown Primary: Tuesday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Washington Primary: Wednesday, November 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Jefferson Primary: Tuesday, November 29 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Flower Hill Primary: Wednesday, November 30 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Jack Abrams STEM Magnet: Wednesday, November 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Woodhull Intermediate: Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Note: Parents are welcome to attend any session regardless of where their child attends school.