Welcome to JHS!

New Student & Family Resource Guide

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Important action items, resources, & information for new JHS students & families.

Welcome to JHS! We are excited to have you as a new member of the Dragon team. While this is an exciting time, we know it can also be unnerving as you learn to navigate in a new school. This newsletter is a primary resource to help you get set up with your email, parking passes, and answer commonly asked questions by our new families.

If you have not already met your counselor, our office will be in touch to get this scheduled. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the JHS Counseling Office with any questions you have using the main high school number, 515.278.0779. If you are calling during summer hours, the main office is happy to assist you until the Counseling staff is available.

If you are joining the JHS student body during the summer of 2022, please plan to attend Dragon Day on Aug. 11th. Dragon day is a great opportunity for students to come into the building before school starts. You can walk your schedule, get your picture taken, visit your counselor and become more familiar with JHS. More information will be coming as the date gets closer.

Infinite Campus: Student Username & Password

The Johnston Community School District uses Infinite Campus as our Student Information System. Infinite Campus is a web-based system that can be accessed by parents for information regarding their students. Parent/Guardian login information will be sent from Central office.

Once logged into the Infinite Campus Portal, you will be able to see:

  • School Notices/Announcements
  • Student Schedule
  • Secondary students’ grades
  • Attendance
  • Reports – Missing Assignments and Schedule
  • Account Information
  • Fees
  • Contact Information
  • Transportation

If you have not received your student and/or parent username and password, please contact the JHS Counseling Office at 515.278.0779.

Please note: Parents must ALSO set up an account for Infinite Campus in addition to the student having their own account.

Student Forms: Please Complete ASAP!

Students & Parents: Below are a list of important forms and and documents that MUST be completed. (Please Note: Your student will need to be logged into their jdragonmail account to access some of these forms.)

  1. JHS Technology Agreement: Must Complete For Full Ipad Access, CLICK HERE.
  2. New Student Inventory: Must Complete, CLICK HERE.
  3. Senior Students ONLY: Transcript Release Permission Form, CLICK HERE

Course Handbook and Additional Student Information

Prior to your meeting with your counselor to go over your schedule options for fall, please look over the JHS Course Handbook. You can find information for all classes offered at JHS as well as graduation requirements, post-secondary planning information and more.

LINK: https://sites.google.com/jdragonmail.us/johnstoncourse/home

Transportation: Parking Pass & Bus Information for New Students

Steps Students Need to Complete if you will be DRIVING TO SCHOOL:

1. Fill out ALL fields of application

2. Review Infinite Campus account for any balances (https://campus.johnston.k12.ia.us/campus/portal/johnston.jsp)

3. *Pay balance if needed on Rev-Track (https://johnston.revtrak.net/)

4. Purchase online or at Accounting Office (If you purchase online, you must pick the tag up at the Accounting Office)

Parking tags are $20 and all fines/fees must be paid in full before purchasing your parking tag. This does include registration fees.

Each student is issued one parking tag, please keep it in a safe place so it does not get lost.

The 2021-2022 parking tag application is available and can be filled out at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJr2a600tVAkH-3GYEsr86u1db7xz8vRHnc17pYj4gRdgynA/viewform?usp=pp_url

Press Ctrl then click the link for the application to open if needed.

Steps Students Need to Complete if you will be TAKING A BUS TO SCHOOL:

If you will be riding the bus and have not completed the transportation application please CLICK HERE

If you need to make changes, have any questions or concerns, please email Melissa Officer at Melissa.Officer@johnston.k12.ia.us or stop by the main front office.

Important Parent & Student Resources

Johnston High School Counseling Office

Speaking with one of our counselors is easy and just a click away. Tap on the counselor's name to schedule a time today! If you have general questions or aren't sure who to ask, please call the counseling office at 515.278.0779 or email your counselor.

JHS Maps

Below are both the JHS campus map as well as the building map for your reference.
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