Canvas is our Learning Management System (LMS) for our students K-12. The 2019-2020 school year is the first full year of implementation, so many teachers are still transitioning to this new platform.
Eventually, all assignment and announcements will be on this platform and parents have access to this as well. It works by your student giving parents/guardians a "pairing code". Once generated, the code is good for 7 days. Parents then use that code and create a login using this link
. That link will lead you to the page you see below. Parents will click the link that the green arrow is pointing to, to create their account. After it's created they will login here.
After parents click the link above, they will see the screen below. Fill out the information and use the "pairing code" your student has provided. Parents can you an Internet browser or the Canvas Parent app--regardless, their username/password will be the same. *Note there are 3 Canvas apps--Student, Teacher, and Parent.
Once parents are in and paired with their student(s), they can set their notifications. I've attached 3 documents below. One shows how a student creates or finds the pairing code. Another document is a step-by-step guide for parents to login with a computer, and the final document is short instructions on logging into the Canvas App.