Parent Access

  • Parent Directs – Account Access

    Parents will need to create a login account (Free) and then add each student using a unique access code. A separate code will be needed for each child.

    In your browser, navigate to www.schoology.com.

    1. In the top right corner of the screen, click the Sign Up button.

      Schoology signin bar graphic

    2. Select Parent from the options.

      Parent signup graphic

    3. Your student’s teacher can provide the Parent Access Code for your child. Enter that code here:

      add access code graphic

    4. Enter your name, email address, and password. Once you log in, you’ll be able to browser your child’s activities by selecting your child’s name from the top right dropdown.

    You also have the option to associate additional children using Schoology with this account. To associate additional children, click on the downfacing arrow on the top right of your Schoology account, select Add Child, and enter the Parent Access Code for your other child/children.

  • Teacher Directions – How to Export Your Parent Codes
    • Teachers should direct parents to use the Parent Account Lookup website to find their Schoology Access code. If the parent is unable to use the Parent Account Lookup feature, direct the parent to then call the school site office. The data entry clerk can verify that the adult calling is an authorized guardian and send a letter containing the access codes to the student's home address.

Parent Perspective

Here’s what Schoology looks like from the perspective of a parent.

  • Initial Parent Account Setup - After obtaining the student Schoology Access Code (Information can be found on the Parent Account Creation For Schoology & PowerSchool webpage), parents go to www.schoology.com, click on Sign Up and enter the access code (after this initial account setup, returning parents will click on the Log In link).

    Schoology parent sign-in info

  • Parent vs Student View - After the creation of the account (username and password), parents will land on their own home page. Parents can toggle between their parent account and any of their connected student accounts.

    parent student toggle

  • Student Activity - Once a specific student has been selected, the Student Activity screen shows all activity by the student from all of their courses. Clicking on an assignment brings up the assignment description and due date. 

    sample list of student activities

  • Grades - Clicking into the grades section to a specific class brings up all graded assignments for that class. Parents can click on an assignment to see what the assignment was and to see what the student submitted. (Parents cannot submit anything for their student.) In this case the parent can implement some corrective action with their student and apply appropriate consequences, i.e., loss of videogame time...

    sample student grades

  • Messaging - Parents and students can use the Schoology Message feature to send questions or comments to teachers and administrators, but cannot message other students.

    sample student post

  • Confidentiality - Clicking on an assignment only allows the parent to see their student's posts. Clicking on the course Membership only shows the course teacher, no students. The same is true for Messaging. Students can only message other site staff.

    sample student post

  • Calendar View - If a parent clicks on the Home button with their student toggled on, they see any upcoming event with clickable links. If a student is a member of a Schoology Group (i.e., Science Olympiad) that specific calendar would be accessible via the Group button at the bottom of the calendar.

    sample calendar view