We encourage all of our SMS parents and guardians to be connected to school in as many ways as possible! Connections can be traditional such as talking to your kids every night, calling or emailing teachers for updates. Connections can also be digital. Check out the information below on your options for digitally connecting to school!

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How to Open A Parent Canvas Account

Canvas is the SCSD2 Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas is the place that parents can observe class agendas, course content, and assignments. This account will answer the basic questions "What did you do in school today?" and "Do you have homework?"

Parents are encouraged to create a Canvas Parent Portal account. With a parent account, you are able to observe your child's account activity including class content, assignments, and calendar. With observer status, you can log in to Canvas from any computer/mobile device. NOTE: Canvas has an internal grade book for Canvas-graded assignments. The Canvas grade book is not the actual student grade because it does not include assignments/tests given outside of the LMS. For BEST info on overall performance, parents should log in to Harmony!

Follow these steps to open your Canvas parent account:

1. Go to the SMS main web page and open Canvas from the icon in the Resources column on the right side of the page.  Make sure your child is with you when you do this. You will need to know your child's Canvas ID and password.
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2. Select "Need a Canvas Account?" at the top right of the Scott 2 Canvas log in page. 

3. Select "Parents sign up here".

4. Enter the requested information. Remember that your student can share his/her username and password! 

5. Agree to the terms of use/privacy policy and "Start Participating."

6. Create your password via email that arrives from Canvas. You will receive several emails from Canvas (for every course your student takes). Follow their directions to complete enrollment and be sure to find the email regarding the establishment of your password! You will log in to Canvas using your parent email and password. 

7. If you have multiple students in SCSD2, once you have an open parent account,
go to settings and Add Users!

Need help? Check out the Canvas tutorial information linked below or contact SMS.