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HCPSS Connect – Status Updates

11/09/2016 – Setting Canvas Notification Preferences

HCPSS has recently discovered some parents were not receiving email notifications from Canvas course “Announcements” or the “Conversations/Inbox” messaging tool. Notification preferences for all parents/observers have been set so that the “Announcements” and “Conversations” are set to “Notify me right away.” All other notification settings will remain in their current state and can be changed by the parent/observer at any time. Learn more about setting Canvas notification preferences.

10/24/2016 – New Parent Change Password Functionality

HCPSS has implemented new Parent Change Password functionality. After selecting HCPSS Connect Login, select Parent/Guardian Forgot Password. You will be sent an email with a link to change your password. The link will expire after 30 minutes.

9/30/2016 – Introducing the Canvas Parent app for Middle and High School Parents

HCPSS is excited to share a new mobile app, Canvas Parent, designed to help parents/guardians monitor their children’s progress on the go. The app allows parents to check grades, review assignments and events, view course announcements, see a weekly calendar, and set student activity alerts, such as missing assignments or grades above or below a set threshold. Parents can easily swipe between profiles to view information for multiple children.

The Canvas Parent app requires parents to go through an easy one-time account set up. Parents will need their child’s login credentials during initial set up to create the connection. Parents can use the Canvas Parent app on all iOS and Android devices. View the Canvas Parent Android Guide and the Canvas Parent iOS Guide for complete details.

Please note that the Canvas Student app (red/orange icon) is no longer supported for parents, who now should use the Canvas Parent app (blue icon). Grades and assignments are available for middle and high school levels only.

8/25/2016 – Canvas Course Availability for Parents and Students

Parents and students will see courses in Canvas beginning Monday, August 29. More information about Canvas, including an overview video, can be found on the Guides page of HCPSS Connect.

8/22/2016 – Update Your Child’s Emergency Contact Information on HCPSS Connect

To prepare for the first day of school, please log in to HCPSS Connect and select the Family File tab to review and, if needed, update your child’s emergency contact, medical and arrival/departure information, and your preferences regarding data confidentiality. This must be completed each school year.

User guides for HCPSS Connect account activation and password reset, as well as Family File can be found in Guides.

Watch an overview of HCPSS Connect.