Canvas observer for Parents 

Parent/Guardian Accounts 

  • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) can create Canvas accounts to access their child’s course from an observer role 
  • These accounts will be created by the parent(s)/guardian(s), which will be similar to how they did it with the old PowerSchool 
  • You will need a pairing code; this code must be provided by the student
    • Here are the Canvas instructions for generating observer pairing codes
  • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must still look at PowerSchool for things like attendance, account balance, official grades, etc. 

To add more than one child to Canvas Parent/Guardian account: 

  • Have the other pairing codes ready for the student(s) you need to add to the parent/guardian account
  • Log in to your parent/guardian account here: 
  • On the left hand side, click account, click observing, and put the code in the box
  • This will add the other students to the parent/guardian account