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Canvas Parent Accounts

Canvas Parent Accounts

Thank you for your interest in setting up a Canvas Observer Account.

Accounts will be created for Ed Rights holders (parents and guardians), therefore a pairing code is not required. Student Canvas accounts will be activated once school starts.

Following the student account activation, parent accounts will be linked to their prospective student account. You will receive instructions and login information.

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The Canvas Observer Account and Parent App allows parents to:

  • View a summary of all current overall grades for courses
  • View course calendars and assignment deadlines
  • View assignment details and submissions
  • View course and school announcements
  • Email Teachers

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Canvas Parent/Guardian Observer Accounts (Option 1)

(Note: Canvas Observer Accounts are automatically created for SMUHSD families new to the district that have “Ed Rights” for their students. Pairing codes are not needed for Observers whose accounts have been created. )

Other Observers (Besides Parents/Guardians with Ed Rights)

Canvas Parent App (Option #2)


FAQ Sheet- Technology Support for SMUHSD Families