Northwest ISD continues providing guardians with electronic report cards and progress reports (NISD eGrades).
Report cards and progress reports will be emailed to guardians using the district’s Home Access Center. To help this process go smoothly, please review the directions located on the NISD website or campus website to confirm you elected to receive electronic report cards and progress reports.
For parents who wish to continue to receive printed report cards and progress reports, please contact your student’s campus.
Additionally, you can receive email updates and access all of your children's information with a single logon.
If you do not receive these emails, please log into the Home Access Center. Select the My Alerts link and confirm the checkboxes are selected for the emails you would like to receive for each child.
If you still do not receive emails, please contact your child's campus to confirm the email address on file.
Q: Why do some classes have many assignments listed in the grade book and others do not?
No two courses are alike. The volume of assignments/tests and the speed at which they are corrected will vary from course to course and teacher to teacher.
Q: What should I do if an assignment is listed as missing?
Discuss the missing assignment with your child. Once an assignment is turned in, it could be several days before a teacher corrects the work and records the mark in the grade book. If an assignment that your child has turned in is listed as missing, and several days have passed since it was turned in, have your child ask the teacher about the status of the assignment. If these steps do not resolve your concern, contact the teacher directly.
Q: What should I do if my child disputes an assignment/test score as listed in grade book?
Discuss the concern with your child. Have your child work with the teacher to clear up the mark in question. Ask to see the graded assignment. If these steps do not resolve your concern, contact the teacher directly.
Q: Why would I not be able to view grades for one/some of my child's classes?
Parents should be able to view grades for every class in which their child is enrolled. When a teacher is working in their grade book, the grade may not show. If you are unable to view grades for a particular class for more than a few days, contact the teacher directly.
Q: What should I do if I believe my child's attendance in Home Access Center is not accurate?
Discuss the concern with your child. Tell your child to clear up the absence with their teacher. If these steps do not resolve your concern, contact the attendance clerk at your campus.
Q: What does it mean if I receive an e-mail attendance notification from Home Access Center?
An e-mail alert is sent to you when your child has attendance information entered for them. There are many reasons for this including a tardy to class. Please check the Home Access Center later to see if the child was absent or tardy. If by the end of the day, the attendance mark is still a concern, talk to your child about the attendance situation.
Q: What if I receive an e-mail attendance notification, but when I go to Home Access Center attendance, my child has not been marked absent or tardy?
The e-mail alert is sent when a student is marked absent or tardy to class. If the teacher changed the student's attendance, you might see that they were actually present in class. Remember that the data in Home Access Center is more current than the e-mail alert.
Q: What is the best way to contact a teacher?
You may contact a teacher directly via e-mail or by contacting the campus. All teacher e-mail addresses may be found on the Northwest Independent School District web site, http://www.nisdtx.org/ (select your child's campus from the drop-down list located toward the upper right-hand side of the screen, then select the Satff link from the campus website). Teacher email addresses can also be found on the HAC home page (Daily Summary) in the Today's Schedule section. Simply click on the teacher's name to open an email message.
Q: What is a reasonable amount of time to expect a response after e-mailing a teacher?
Under normal circumstances a response should be received within 48 hours.
Q: When can I expect to see the average for each six weeks?
The average should be displayed the day that the report cards are distributed; however, progress can be monitored throughout the six weeks.
Q: If my child has been assigned to an alternative placement, will I be able to view his/her grades online?
Yes, as soon as the AEP teacher has returned completed work to the home campus usually by the end of the six weeks. If you need updates, please contact the Northwest ISD Special Programs Center at 817-215-0900.
Q: I opened grade or attendance reports in my email (Outlook, Hotmail, etc) and the columns are not straight. What should I do?
Open the .txt file of the report in Notepad or Wordpad, and it should be easy to read. You may also login to the Home Access center to review grades online.
Q: How secure is the online reporting?
Very specific information is required for access.
Q: Who other than school personnel can access my child's grade?
No one can access your child's grades unless you have given your password and student ID login to them.