Students received a paper copy of their class schedule at Open House and the First Day of School.
Their schedule can also be accessed on their iPad through Infinite Campus.
8th Grade Students follow this daily bell schedule:
8:45 - 9:05
9:09 - 10:03
10:07 - 11:01
11:05 - 11:59
12:03 - 12:56
1:00 - 1:26
1:30 - 2:24
2:28 - 3:20
Canvas is our learning management system (LMS). This is the app that your students will use the most! You should be able to view all of their classes on the home page. This app is where students will turn in assignments and receive instruction in and out of the classroom! On this page we included some FAQ's and helpful video tutorials. For more information check out isd197's page.
Click on the icon to go to the parent login for Canvas.
A Canvas Course for Parents
Parents can check out our course on how to use Canvas as a parent. It's self-paced course, providing videos and screenshots to show you how to use Canvas Parent effectively. Click here to get started.
Don't feel like taking a course? Check out our FAQs to see answers to our most commonly asked questions by parents about Canvas.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I setup a Parent Account?
You can sign up for a Parent account using your laptop or smartphone. Video instructions can be found on this page.
What's the difference between Canvas and Infinite Campus? Do I need both?
Infinite Campus is our Student Information System (SIS). This is where official records are held - attendance, final grades, transcripts, health records, etc. Canvas is our Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is where students and their teacher participate in online learning. They use Canvas to share links, videos, have discussions, submit electronic assignments, etc. Canvas will show you the online learning process, what's coming up, and what work has been submitted. Infinite Campus will show you scores of completed work - both digital and non digital. While we do encourage supporting your child in both Canvas and Campus, we recommend having Infinite Campus at a minimum. We also recommend having your child give you a tour of their classes in Canvas, which may look something like this on iPad or Laptop.
Help, I can't find my pairing code. What do I do?
Pairing codes are generated by your child. This ensures that your are signing up to be observing only your child. They generate this code by logging into Canvas on a web browser, not an app, and go to Account > Settings > Pair with an observer. This is explained in directions for on this page. For additional support generating a pairing code, please email email@example.com
How do I login to Canvas?
Parents log in at isd197.instructure.com/login/canvas
How do I change notification settings for my child(ren)'s Canvas?
You can do by click on your Account Icon (profile picture) > Notifications. There are four frequencies of notifications — notify right away, daily summary, weekly summary, or don't send. Notification settings apply to all courses you are observing; you cannot change settings for individual accounts. For screenshots, see this guide.
How do I add additional children to observer?
Each child will need to generate their own unique pairing code. The parent would then login and go to Account > Observing and enter this code.
How do I navigate the parent app?
The parent app will show you assignments, events, grades, and allow you to set notifications for student activity. For screenshots of this, click here. Please remember: grades in Canvas are unofficial since they may only represent what has been done digitally. Check Infinite Campus for official current grades.
Help with Infinite Campus
Click on the icon to go the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
Infinite Campus is where your students grades will be posted. Infinite Campus will show you scores of completed work - both digital and non digital. While we do encourage supporting your child in both Canvas and Campus, we recommend having Infinite Campus at a minimum. Students will be able to access their Infinite Campus account from their iPad, however there is also a parent account!
Need an account? Parents and guardians who need an account should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-403-7005 during school hours. You will need to provide your name, email address, postal address, student's name, school and grade. This information is used for verification purposes. Once this information is verified, you will be sent your login information in 48 to 72 hours.
Once you have created your account you will be able to access Campus Portal from a browser or the mobile app on a smartphone or tablet. When you first open the Campus Parent Portal mobile app, in the field for District Name, type the word West and select Minnesota as the state. After you click Search District, select West St. Paul. You will then be prompted for your username and password on the next screen.
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