BHS Has Landed On Jupiter (Ed)
By Robert Queen
Following a security breach in January 2022, PupilPath has been replaced by Jupiter Ed as Bayside High School’s school management system, effective as of September 2022. This comes in the wake of the NYC Department of Education prohibiting all public schools in the city from using the online grade book PupilPath, also known as Skedula to teachers and faculty.
PupilPath suffered a severe security breach in January of 2022, potentially exposing the personal data of 800,000+ students in the NYC school system according to govtech.com and the New York Times. PupilPath’s systems were shut down for a number of days in an effort to contain the extent of the breach.
Also similar to PupilPath, you can view different assessment categories and the corresponding percentage each assignment is worth in your class average. In addition, you can scroll down and see which assignments you have and have not submitted, as well as assignments yet to be graded by your teacher. On PupilPath, there were multiple charts and graphs displaying different averages on grades tallied for “Honors”, “Passing”, “Borderline”, “Fails”, etc. On Jupiter, however, there is a small symbol to the left of each assignment name; a checkmark indicates said assignment is completed and graded, a dot indicates the assignment has not been completed or turned in yet, and an asterisk indicates that there is a new grade and feedback on the assignment from your teacher.
On the top left corner of your screen, there is a button in the form of four horizontal lines. When clicked on, a panel will appear below it on the left-hand side of the screen, with options to view messages from teachers, find or upload files, select different classes in which to view grades, view the school calendar and materials, manage interface and notification settings, and to log out of the website. The messaging within Jupiter Ed can be helpful when the need for communication with teachers and staff arises, be it for parents or students.
Parents can use Jupiter to send and receive messages from faculty and staff. Parents can also set up automatic notifications of student grades and missed assignments, given the option to choose from daily to weekly intervals to receive the automatic email messages without the need to log in, which is an advantage for parents over the old system.
With Jupiter having officially replaced PupilPath in Bayside High School, all students, parents, and teachers can use it to check for grades, messages, and more. Welcome to outer space! Next stop: the Great Red Spot!