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I Now

The system used to check grades, attendance, etc. has changed this year from STI Home to INOW (Information Now).  This upgrade provides an opportunity for parents and/or guardians to become even more involved in their child’s education through the use of system portal.  A link to the INow Parent Portal is on our school websites in the Quick Links section or you can type this URL into your web browser -
Parent Portal is an integrated component of INow through which parents can view the following information:

Attendance details, including Date, Term, Periods, Level ( All Day, Tardy, ), Reasons (Excused,Unexcused), Notes,  and all check–in/out records

·          Progress reports, report card grades, class averages, individual class activities and unofficial transcripts

Student schedule by term

School calendar and announcements

Demographic information from the student’s record as well as  discipline information(including date, infraction, disposition)

Each parent may have only one login regardless of the number of children enrolled in the district or a login for each student by school

Each parent or guardian can have his/her own unique log-in (contact your school office to request additional log-in information)


At the beginning of the school year, you should have received a user name and password during open house to inform you of the changes to INow and your unique username and password to access your child’s information online.  Below are directions to utilize the resources on INow or you can click on the following link to watch a short video demonstration.
1.      Open your web browser and enter in the URL/address bar.

2.      Enter the username and password from the e-mail given at the beginning of school at open house and select Login.  Your password must contain a combination of at least 8 characters, including at least one number.  The first time you login, you will be required to change the password. Please write down your new password. You will need it every time you login.

If you receive an error about your username, call your child’s school for assistance.
3.      Once successfully logged in, the Information Now (INow) Homepage will appear.

4.      Using the blue navigation on the left-hand side, browse through attendance, demographic, grades, comprehensive progress report, report card, standards report card and settings.


5.      Attendance – Select Attendance on the navigation to view a list of days the student was absent or tardy and if they are listed as excused or unexcused.


6.      Demographic – Select Demographic on the navigation to review information such as state ID number, contact information, etc.


7.      Grades – Select Grades on the navigation to view your child’s current average.  INow updates data that was entered during the day every evening at midnight. To view more details about the grade in a specific class, select the blue box with an A in it to review every assignment’s details and individual scores.  If you have a question concerning grades, contact your child’s teacher.


8.      Reports – Comprehensive Progress allows you to view a detailed report of all classes with individual assignments/grades listed.

9.      Reports – Report Card displays the average for each class for the grading period selected.


10.   Reports – Standards Report Cards are for Elementary Students only.


Abode Acrobat Reader is required to view this and other reports. You may download a free Adobe Reader by following the downloads link on the Homepage at 
For questions concerning the data such as demographic information, grades, or attendance, please contact the school office. 
Abrams Elementary: 432-3100
Charles F. Hard Elementary: 432-3300
Greenwood Elementary: 432-3200
Jonesboro Elementary: 432-3400
Westhills Elementary: 432-3500
James A. Davis Middle School: 432-3600
Bessemer City High School: 432-3700

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