SKYWARD - Family Access Overview

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    1. Watch these short Family Access videos to learn how to access and fully-utilize this program.
    2. Download this guide on how to use Skyward Family Access.

    Coeur d’Alene Public Schools is proud to offer the power of Skyward Family Access to our families. This tool links families and schools via the Internet where you can get up-to-date attendance, current grades and assignment information from teachers’ grade books. Individual grades for each assignment in a secure and user-friendly environment are also available and families can also easily communicate with teachers via email through Family Access. Additionally, the Skyward Message Center allows teachers and administrators to post information to notify families about their child, school, or upcoming events.
    Signing Up for Family Access
    1. Ensure that your student’s school office has a current email address.
    2. Request to be included to view Skyward Family Access.
    3. You will receive login and password information via email.
    4. Login at (or use the Skyward Family Access icon link at the top of every district webpage)
    Upon Successful Login
    Upon each successful login, you will see SkyPort, which has a quick snapshot of student schedule and recent logins. Click on the name of your student underlined in blue or click the Family Access button to see more information.
    Navigating the Site
    Skyward is a real-time application and data will be present for families as available from the school.
    • Calendar – a view of all assignments for the month. Clicking on assignments gives detail.
    • Attendance – A visual cue as to all absences, tardies and discrepencies for three months.
    • Student Information – Current demographic information that is editable by the parent.
    • Food Service – See your student’s cafeteria balance, lunch menus and recent purchases.
    • Gradebook – Current grades by grading period. Clicking a grade provides detail.
    • Test Scores – Scores for standardized tests such as the ISAT / IRI as well as others.
    • Schedule – A current schedule including all schedule changes and emails to teachers.
    • Discipline – Current discipline as well as cumulative school / district records.
    • Fee Management – See current fees owed to the school and payments credited.
    • Activities – Lists activities that your student is involved in as well as contact information.
    • Educational Milestones – A list of nonacademic requirements met for meeting graduation requirements.
    • Portfolio – Report cards, transcripts or other reports posted by the school
    • Health Information – Health conditions, vaccination records, medications and physical reports.
    • Login History – A list of all times that a guardian has logged in and from what computer.
    Seeing Information for Other Family Members
    If you have more than one family member enrolled at a school in our district, those students should all show under one login. If one of your students is not listed, please contact your school office for an adjustment. At the top of the page, use the drop down menu under “All Students” to choose your student or change schools.
    Account Settings
    In the upper right corner of the screen, click on “My Account” to change your district provided login or password. Use the check boxes to subscribe to various email alerts such as for attendance and grade notifications. Then click the "Apply" button at the bottom of the page.
    Print Options
    Available through any menu, a screenshot of the information on that page; look for the “Print” options.

    THANK YOU for your being an active participant in the growth of your student and partnering with our school district to provide the highest quality of education possible.