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Jul
04

Login Overload?

We hear it all the time.  In an increasingly digital world, parents are now tasked with keeping track of their child’s education through multiple login sites.  It gets very confusing.  While we can’t eliminate all the different logins as they are necessary to protect the privacy of you and your child, let us try to explain the difference between these sites.

Parent Access Center (PAC)

  • It’s essential that you sign up for a Parent Access Center (PAC) account. Email is our primary communication tool for all school events and information. Once you register for a PAC account, you will receive important information regarding absence and tardy notifications, and other important updates. Throughout the year, you can log into PAC to view grades, report cards, attendance, discipline records, cafeteria accounts, and STAAR information.  Simply visit the CISD website (www.conroeisd.net ). Locate the “STUDENTS/PARENTS” tab and proceed to “PARENT ACCESS”. Click “REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT”. Follow the simple steps to complete your PAC registration. Don’t forget, you must re-register every year.

InfoSnap

  • An online student data validation system for the upcoming school year.  The system is a secure and green process, which allows the district to verify all the student demographic, emergency and medical information for your child prior to the start of the new school year.  This first year, you will need to enter information that we do not currently have in digital form, such as your student’s Health Information Form.  This online process replaces all the hard copy student registration forms that your child brings home on the first day of school – no more hand cramps from all the paperwork!

MySchoolAnywhere

  • It is recommended that you sign up for the PTO’s interactive website through MySchoolAnywhere (MSA).  MSA is a secure website that allows the PTO to communicate with parents and teachers about what’s happening throughout the year.  The school does not share contact information with the PTO.  We need you to provide your contact information so that you can stay in the loop.  Throughout the year, the PTO will email parents about special events, important deadlines,  and volunteer opportunities at the school.
  • In addition, if you choose to purchase a PTO membership for $20 you will have access to the online directory.  Signing up is easy.
  • You register and get login credentials the first year and then each subsequent year, you will need to confirm your information to regain access.  You can also download the MySchoolAnywhere app to easily access the directory.

Canvas

  • Canvas is a district-wide online dashboard to keep track of your student’s coursework.  Canvas is fairly new to the district and while it is more regularly used in the upper levels, it is still being adopted by teachers in the lower levels.  All official teacher websites are now on Canvas, although some teachers prefer to communicate with parents using other tools.

Shutterfly Share Sites

  • Some teachers use Shutterfly share sites to communicate with their parents.  Shutterfly allows parents to send/receive email, communicate with other parents in the class, view photos from classroom activities on a secured login site, and view a classroom calendar.  It requires that that parent create a Shutterfly account.  Shutterfly sites are not controlled by the school or the PTO.

See Saw

  • See Saw is an application that allows students, teachers, and parents to share information on a secure account.  Parents must register to use.  Teachers using this app will provide information at the start of the school year.

Class Dojo

  • Class Dojo is a communication tool that connects teachers, parents and students with a secure account.  Parents must register to use.  Teachers using this app will provide information at the start of the school year.