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Parents Are Teachers, Too!

You are your child's first and most important teacher!  Your involvement in your child's education is crucial to his or her academic success.  We encourage your commitment and participation, and we endorse a strong partnership between the family and schools.

I am the Parent Involvement Liason and can be reached at the contact information on the right of this message.  If you have a school-related question or concern regarding your child and you are not sure where to start, call or email me and I will guide you.  Parent Involvement is an important part of your child's school life.

Sincerely,

Joyce M. Warren
Parent Involvement Liason

Contact Information

Joyce Warren
Parent Involvement Liaison
Phone:  (386) 647-4624
Fax:  (386) 364-2635
joyce.warren@suwanneeschools.org

PARENT ACCESS FOR FOCUS

The Focus Parent Portal is a tool designed to enhance communication and involvement for you in your child's education. This portal will allow you to view your child's grades, attendance, and other educational records as well as email your child's teachers directly.

To access the Parent Portal, you must have a valid email address and be on record as the child's custodial parent or guardian, or have permission from a custodial parent or guardian to access the child's information.  After registering, you must present your government issued photo ID to the school for verification.
Click here to reset your password or register for the FOCUS Parent Portal.
FOCUS Parent Portal
 
Parents can access FSA and other test score information in FOCUS. 
FOCUS Test History View
To access this feature, click “My Child” and "Test History."
Parents can access current grades for each class as well as an assignment breakdown. 
FOCUS Grades View
To access this feature, click “Assignments & Grades” and choose the class that you wish to view.
Another popular feature of the parent portal is the ability to provide attendance information to parents.
FOCUS Attendance View
To view attendance information, click “My Child” and then “Absences.”
Focus provides parents a way to directly communicate with teachers via the parent portal.
FOCUS Communication View

From the parent portal, parents are able to select one or multiple teachers and send an e-mail about their student’s progress.

PARENT ACCESS FOR CANVAS

Canvas is our Learning Management System.  You may "observe" your child on Canvas to access teacher announcements, digital content, and online assignment grades.
Canvas Parent

To access your student’s information in Canvas, you will need something called a “Pairing Code.”
This ensures only authorized users have access to your student’s data.

 
Students may generate
a pairing code for their parents
In Canvas, click “Account” and then “Settings”. Canvas Student Pair Step 1
Canvas Student Pair Step 2 On the right side of the screen, click “Pair with Observer” and share the code* that appears with your parent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers may also generate
a pairing code if needed
In the Canvas Course, click “People”.
Canvas Teacher Pair Step 2 Click the three dots and “User Details” for the respective student.
On the right side of the screen, click “Pair with Observer” and share the code* that appears with the parent. Canvas Teacher Pair Step 3
*Pairing codes must be used within 24 hours.
*Each parent will need a separate parent code.
*Only one code is needed to view information for all classes.
Now that you have your pairing code, you may register for an account
using a Web Browser or the *Canvas Parent App.

*Canvas Parent App Displays Less Content than Accessing Canvas via Web Browser

Option 1: Accessing Canvas via Web Browser (Recommended)

You’re all set! Welcome to Canvas!

Once you have your pairing code, open a web browser (preferably Google Chrome)
and click or navigate to https://suwannee.instructure.com/login/canvas
1)  Click “Parent of a Canvas User?...”
to register.
2)  Fill out the signup form, including the
pairing code that was shared with you.
Click “Start Participating”.
Canvas Web Browser Step 2 Canvas Web Browser Step 3

Option 2: Accessing Canvas via Canvas Parent App

Once you have your pairing code, install the Canvas Parent App on your smart phone and open it.
You’re all set! Welcome to Canvas!
1) Tap “Find my School” and begin typing “Suwannee”. 
3) Tap “Create Account” at the bottom of the login page. 4) Fill out the signup form, including the pairing code that was shared with you.
Canvas App Step 2 Canvas App Step 3 Canvas App Step 4
2) When the suggestion match “Suwannee” appears, tap to select it and choose the "Canvas Parent" option. 5) Tap “Start Participating”.