Parent Technology Help

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Parent Connections: http://parentconnections.canyonsdistrict.org/

Skyward Family Access: https://student.canyonsdistrict.org/
·         Skyward is the online grading program used by teachers in the Canyons School District.
·         All students and parents can look at grades and assignment scores using this program.
·         Skyward can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection by using the guardian or student login and password (which is the first letter of their first name, the first three of their last name and the last four numbers of their student number).
  1. Go to http://www.canyonsdistrict.org.
  2. In the upper right of the window, click on the Skyward link.
  3. Choose Family Access on the left side of the new window.
  4. Use your guardian or student username and password to log in to Skyward Family Access. Note that parents and guardians should log in with a guardian account for full access related to online enrollment and other guardian specific information. However, Skyward web quizzes for students can only be accessed using a student account.
  5. If you do not know your username and password click the Forgot UserName/Password link and follow the instructions. If you still have difficulty, contact your school's attendance office.

 Skyward Family Access Tutorial: http://parentconnections.canyonsdistrict.org/skyward-family-access.html. This video will show you how to access grade and attendance information.

A Guide to Online Safety: http://parentconnections.canyonsdistrict.org/secondary-6-12.html

Social Media Sites/Apps Kids Are Using: http://parentconnections.canyonsdistrict.org/social-media-apps.html

Google Apps for Canyons: http://parentconnections.canyonsdistrict.org/google-apps.html

Remind.com: many teachers use remind for their students for notifications. More info about Remind: https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/201342445-What-is-Remind-and-what-makes-Remind-safe-

CanvasCanvas is a learning management system that allows teachers to set up a course online.  Information about Canvas can be found at the company homepage at http://instructure.com. In Canyons School District, Canvas is used as blended learning tool complementing in-class instruction.  Teachers are able to give assignments and quizzes, set up discussion boards, and make announcements within their course.  Notifications can be customized for students via Facebook®, Twitter™, and instant messaging - all without knowing the students personal information or forming associations on those sites.  Parents can be enrolled as an observer in the Canvas course to track student performance. The use of modern tools, such as Google Docs, MS Word, and video recording are incorporated into the Canvas system.  

Parent Account:  Parents (Observers) can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. If an institution that is a Canvas client wants parents to observe a student via linked accounts, that institution must create user accounts for parents or guardians, or they will provide self-registration on their Canvas URL login page. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course. 
·         Observers will create a Canvas account using the institution's Canvas URL. These steps are relevant to any institution that allows the self-registration banner on their Canvas URL login page.
·         To observe a student, you must know the student's Canvas username and password.
·         The student must be enrolled in the course and must accept the course invitation before you can sign up to observe the student. If you receive an invalid username or password message during the signup process and the student's credentials are correct, check with the student to verify that he or she has received and accepted the course invitation.
·         These steps must be completed through the web version of Canvas. The observer signup process cannot be done through the mobile app.

Destiny: The library database for Canyons School District is Destiny and students may login (top right corner) with their active directory login (the usual login, the one for everything except Skyward).  Their password is their entire student number.  You may check your student's records for books they have out, they may request to have books placed on hold, write reviews, suggest books to peers and/or siblings, etc.  All our on-line textbooks are here as well as databases for them to do research.

What's Your Team at Eastmont?

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All of Eastmont's students have been divided into teams.  There are six teams in the school, two for each grade.   Each team works together to support the learning of each student within it.   The teams have been assigned names to represent college awareness (Ivy League in lieu of the blue vs. red battle).  Check below to find out what team you're on (based upon who your TA teacher is):

2016teams

SCC Meetings & Opportunities

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Schedule of Meetings

All meetings are held in room 300

2016-2017

Meetings are held once a month on the 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 PM throughout the school year

2015-16
Sept 15, 2015
Nov. 17, 2015
Jan. 12, 2016
Feb. 9, 2016
Mar. 1, 2016
April 19, 2016
May 10, 2016

 2014-15

October 1, 2014
November 19, 2014
January 21, 2015
March 18, 2015

Opportunities for Parents To Serve:

The School Community Council (SCC) is comprised of parents, school employees, and the principal.  The Council has statutory responsibilities to develop the School Improvement and LAND Trust plans which are focused on increasing student achievement in our school and may include provisions for professional development.  Throughout the school year, the SCC reviews school data, identifies academic needs, sets measurable goals, establishes action steps to reach those goals, and evaluates success of the plans.  This gives parents and school employees opportunity to be involved in the decision making process at the local school level.

The SCC is responsible for determining how the LAND Trust funds are used in our school.  When Utah was granted Statehood, parcels of land were placed in a perpetual Trust with the children of Utah as beneficiaries.  Revenues from these lands go into the Permanent State School Fund. The dividends and interest of that fund are distributed annually to each public school in Utah.  Our school received $58,379 during the 2015-16 school year.

Additionally the SCC serves as an advisory council to the school and district administration as well as the Canyons District Board of Education. In this role, an SCC fosters communication between the school and the community on local school issues.  The School Community Council is a vital partner in fulfilling the mission of Canyons School District: Every student will graduate college-and-career ready.