Digital Learning Resources for Parents

  • Parents and technology.

    Parenting in the digital age is challenging!  Here are some resources to support you as you go with your children on this journey:

    Technical Support

    Remote Learning - Technology Support - Having a problem?  This document will tell you how to get technology support for your child during remote learning.


    Laptop/Chromebook Agreement Form

    Laptop/Chromebook Form - a printable copy of our district Chromebook checkout form.


     Supporting Your Child with Distance Learning

    Parent's Guide to Communication During Remote Learning - This document has tips to help you get the tools you need to communicate with your child's teacher and school.

    Remote Learning Connectivity Options - How can you get broadband Internet in your home or access your child's learning online?

    Parent's Guide to Google Meet - Google Meet is the district's platform for live, streaming video interaction for teachers and their students.  This guide will give you tips on how to support your child as they use this tool.

    Wide Open School (Common Sense Media) - Resources for parents, preK-12, to support you during distance learning. 

    Parent/Student Tutorials for Google Tools - Watch videos on how to help your student use Google Docs, Google Slides, and more.

    iReady Family Center - Resources for families using iReady.

    Parent Guides for English/Language Arts - Guides from the NC Dept. of Public Instruction for families, broken down by grade level.


     Parent/Student Resources for PowerSchool Learning (formerly Haiku)

     *PowerSchool Learning will be phased out beginning January 2021.

    Accessing PowerSchool Learning - PowerSchool Learning allows parents to access and monitor their child's activity and grades.  If you need access to your child's PowerSchool Learning (a parent account), contact your child's school for an access code.

    PowerSchool Learning How-To (for Parents) - PowerSchool Learning's official how-to guide for parents will give you a tour of the Portal and help you access your child's online learning.

    PowerSchool Learning How-To (for Students) - PowerSchool Learning's official how-to guide for students, showing them how to do everything in their online classes.


     Parent Resources for Canvas

    *Canvas will be the district's official learning management system for students beginning January 2021.

    Parent (Observers) Resources for Canvas - Parent accounts in Canvas are also known as Observer accounts.  This resource will connect you to how-to guides, videos, and more, to help you make the most of this critical learning tool.

    Download the Canvas Parent App! - The Canvas Parent App let's you keep tabs on your child's learning with a touch!  Download for iOS or Android.


    Online Safety and Parental Controls

    The digital landscape is always changing.  Staying current on popular apps and trends is important.  Here are some resources that can help busy parents:

    Parents Need to Know (Common Sense Media) - We all have questions!  Is it OK for my child to have a YouTube Channel?  What is the real impact of screen time?  Should I play Minecraft or Fortnite with my child?

    Parent's Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls - Need to set limits on SnapChat?  Want to ensure your child's phone is truly off after 9PM?  Need to block certain sites?  This guide will help.

    Online Safety Guides (ECPAT) - Simple guides for parents, students, and educators to support a safe online experience.  Great tips on privacy settings of popular apps like SnapChat and TikTok.