Canvas and PowerSchool


Click here to see how Canvas works for you and your student.

Directions for Setting up a Parent Account in Canvas 

1. Go to Canvas Webpage:

2. Click “Parent of a Canvas User? Click Here for an Account” located in the top right-hand corner of the screen next to the Hamilton County Schools Logo. 

3. Enter your name in the Your Name field.
4. Enter your email in the Your Email field.
5. Enter your password in the Password field.
6. Re-enter your password in the Re-enter Password field.
7. Enter a pairing code in the Student Pairing Code field.

The Student Pairing Code can be generated by your child from the web version only and not the mobile app.  To get the Pairing Code, students should go into their Canvas account, click on “Account” on the left side of the screen, select “Settings” and finally “Pair with Observer”.  Parents should copy this Paring Code and proceed to the web version to complete the sign-up process.

Parents have 7 days to use the code before it will expire.  Also, if a family is wanting two parents to have an observer account, they will need two pairing codes for each student as the code can only be used once.

8. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.
9. Click the Start Participating button. 



What is PowerSchool?

HCS schools use PowerSchool student information system (SIS) to manage all aspects of student data management including attendance, grading, and reporting.  One of the components of PowerSchool is an online portal that students and parents can use to view password-protected attendance and grade information. Keeping up to date with your child's progress in classes and talking with them about their assignments and grades is a great way for you to help them be successful.

Here are some tips to help you get the most value from the PowerSchool Parent Portal:
1. Look at grades and assignments with your child.
2. Check grades and attendance regularly.
3. Ask your child to explain assignments and grades.
4. Contact the teacher if you need further information about an assignment or grade.

PowerSchool Login

Click here for instructions on how to create a parent account and navigate PowerSchool.

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