• Please DO NOT use the Parent App on smartphones, iPads, or tablets. Canvas has stated that these apps are under development and are not ready for use on a consistent basis. We will notify you when the apps are ready and how to set them up. If you use a device other than a computer to check your email the hyperlinks in the email will not work consistently.

     

    Canvas Update:

     

    Canvas is still not working on the Parent App. They do not have date for when this work will be completed. However, the “Desktop” version is working just fine and you can use the following instructions to get your account setup for your students.

     

    To Register as a Parent

    Before you get started you may want to watch a quick video on setup and adding your children to your account. This video can be found at: http://goo.gl/waM9G0

     

    Parent Canvas Login and Account creation

    Please go to https://newport.instructure.com/login/canvas

    In the top left corner please select Need a Canvas Count?

     Login

     

     Then select: Parents sign up here

     login

    Enter the following information:

    1. Enter your full name in the name field.
    2. Enter your email in the email field.
      1. Note: If you are a staff member of Newport School District you must use an email address outside of the newportgriz.com domain for your children.
    3. Enter your child's username in the child's username field.
      1. Your child’s username is in the following format:
        1. gradyearlastnamefirstname@newportgriz.com
        2. For Example:
          1. Jane Francis who graduates in 2017 would be
            1. 2017francisjane@newportgriz.com
    • Some names, due to length and login limitations may have been changed, please check with your child.
    1. You must enter at least one student to create an account.
      1. Instructions to add additional students can be found on page 5, #1
    2. Enter your child's password in the child's password field.
      1. This is the same password your child is to access their google accounts through the school district
    3. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use check box.
    4. Click the Start Participating

     Parent

     You will get a Welcome to Canvas! Window, please select Get Started

    Welcome

    To complete the registration process, select Click here to finish the registration process. You will then receive an email to complete the registration.

    Finish  

     

    Open the email from Instructure Canvas and click on the link provided to complete the registration process. You will be taken to the Welcome Aboard!

    1. Verify your email in the login field.
    2. Set your password by typing in the password field.
    3. Set your timezone by selecting the timezone drop-down menu.
    4. Click the Register You will be redirected to the Canvas URL login page for your account.

     Welcome Aboard

    This will take you to your dashboard where you can view your student(s) and add other family members that attend Newport Schools.

     

    More Resources for Getting Started with Canvas  

     

    Although using Canvas is relatively simple, we understand that one more task at the beginning of the school year can be daunting; therefore, in order to make sure that everyone gets started on the right foot we have put together some additional resources to help you:

     

    1. Check out this link to a video about the parent “observer” account you will be able to use with Canvas:   http://goo.gl/waM9G0
      1. This video will show you how to add additional students and see each of the courses that your student(s) are enrolled in.
    2. One of the most important pieces of Canvas is the Notifications.
      1. Notifications are what and when you choose to receive information regarding your student(s) regarding grades, assignments and other information regarding your student(s).
      2. These notifications are set under your Account located in the upper right corner of the screen when you are logged in.
        1. Under Account, select Notifications and choose how and when you choose to be notified. These setting can be changed at anytime by you. To see more about Notifications watch: https://vimeo.com/75514816
      3. If you have any problems or need help please contact the following:
        1. For help with a forgotten password or username please contact your child’s building office.
          1. Stratton Elementary - (509) 447-0656
            1. 7:45 am - 3:30 pm
          2. Sadie Halstead Middle School - (509) 447-2426
            1. 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Newport High School - (509) 447-2481
      1. 7:45 am - 3:15 pm
    1. For technical support, please contact our District Technology Department at:
      1. (509) 447-3567 or
      2. Email @ newportsd@newportgriz.com

    Once again as this is a new system and we may encounter some bumps along the way.  Our teachers have just begun to learn what Canvas has to offer, so please be patient as we make our sites more dynamic. We are excited for what Canvas will bring to our students and parents and hope you utilize this system as it fits your needs.  

     

    Please DO NOT use the Parent App on smartphones, iPads, or tablets. Canvas has stated that these apps are under development and are not ready for use on a consistent basis. We will notify you when the apps are ready and how to set them up. If you use a device other than a computer to check your email the hyperlinks in the email will not work consistently.