The District Technology Department is responsible for:
- Supporting teachers and staff with technology to benefit student engagement and learning
- Purchasing, reviewing and maintaining technology equipment and systems
- Educating students and staff on topics related to cybersecurity and digital citizenship
- Safeguarding staff and students’ personal information through effective security and data privacy practices
Canvas is the District’s learning management system. Within Canvas, students (and their parents/guardians) can view and submit assignments, access the syllabus, take quizzes, watch videos and other instructional materials, read announcements, message teachers, and get feedback on assignments and tests.
How do students access Canvas?
FHSD students log in to Canvas using their FHSD Google username and password. Please reach out to a teacher, library media specialist or a building technician at your school for assistance. Video Tutorial: Getting Started with Canvas as a Student.
How can parents access Canvas?
Access your child’s courses and coursework through the Canvas web portal or Canvas mobile app (available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices). Directions: Parent Guide for Creating a Guardian Account on Canvas.
To connect your child’s Canvas account to your own, a pairing code is required. Have your child log in to their Canvas student account and follow these instructions to generate a pairing code. Next, set up your parent account by visiting the Canvas webs portal and clicking on “Parent of a Canvas User?” If you have multiple children at FHSD, follow these instructions to pair additional students to your Parent account.
Where do I get a pairing code?
A pairing code is required to link your Canvas Parent account to your child’s Canvas Student account.
- Log in to your child’s Canvas account. In the left navigation, click “Account,” then “Settings.” On the right side of the screen, click “Pair with Observer.” Copy the pairing code that displays.
- Next, log in to your Canvas Parent account. Click “Account,” then “Settings,” then “Observing.” Paste the pairing code you copied from your child’s account into the box and click the “+Student” button.” Repeat this process for each child if you have multiple FHSD students. Pairing your students to a parent Canvas account is done only once.
Pairing codes are case sensitive and valid for 7 days. Access the pairing codes FAQ here.
Where can I access the Canvas mobile app?
The Canvas Student app and the Canvas Parent app are available on the App Store and Google Play. For assistance, access the Canvas mobile app guides.
What information can parents view in Canvas?
View upcoming assignments, course announcements and assignment grades, set up notifications, and message your child’s teachers through Canvas Parent. Please note: Teachers must publish a course to Canvas before students or parents can view information. Check back later to see if the information has been uploaded.
What is LockDown Browser?
LockDown Browser is a locked browser for use with quizzes in Canvas. It prevents students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment. If a Canvas quiz requires that LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the quiz with a standard web browser. LockDown Browser should only be used for taking Canvas quizzes. It should not be used in other areas of Canvas. Read more in the LockDown Browser Student Quick Start Guide. Click here to install LockDown Browser on your computer.
Where can I access additional resources about Canvas?
Getting Started with Canvas as a Student (video)
Getting Started with Canvas as a Parent (video)
Comprehensive Canvas FAQ for Students
Top 5 Tips for Canvas Observers
How to Create a Canvas Parent/Guardian Account
Infinite Campus is a tool for parents and students to access student information such as class schedules, bus routes, attendance, locker information, official report cards and transcripts. You may also hear this referred to as Parent Portal or Student Portal.
How do I use the GUID/Activation Key to create a username and password?
View the Infinite Campus Detailed Guide for instructions using the GUID/Activation Key.
INFINITE CAMPUS FAQs
How do I log in to the Infinite Campus Student Portal?
Students can log in through the Infinite Campus Student Portal Login Page.
If you are creating an account for the first time, enter your Student ID number as your username and follow this format for password: <first initial><last initial><6 digit date of birth mmddyy>. For example: js102408. The system will prompt you to change your password the first time you log in.
Not sure if you already have an account? Click “Forgot Password” to have a password reset link emailed to you.
How do I create a new Infinite Campus Parent account?
Watch this helpful tutorial to learn how to create your Parent Portal account.
Please note: A 32-character activation key is required to create a new Campus Parent account. This information is provided by your child’s school. If you did not receive an activation key, contact your child’s school to request one. Once your account is set-up, you will no longer need the activation code. Simply return to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Login Page and enter your newly created username and password.
How do I update my contact information in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal?
This visual guide will show you how to update your contact information in the Parent Portal.
How do I locate my child’s Student ID number and/or FHSD Google email address?
Follow these instructions to find your child’s Student ID number and/or student email address.
How do I change my notification preferences in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal?
Notification preferences can be updated in the Infinite Campus mobile app. Follow these instructions.
How do I log in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal?
Parents can log in through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Login Page.
If you do not already have an account, you will need an Access Key obtained from your child’s school to create a username and password. This Access Key is only needed for the initial account set up; once your account is created, you will sign in with your username and password.
What is the difference between Infinite Campus Parent Portal and Canvas?
Infinite Campus is the District’s Student Information System. Student and parent contact information, grades, course schedule, bus route, locker information, missing assignments and official report cards are housed in Infinite Campus.
Many teachers and students use Canvas for day-to-day management of coursework. Within Canvas, students can view and submit assignments, access the syllabus, message teachers, and get feedback on assignments and tests.
What if I have multiple students in the District?
If you have more than one child attending FHSD schools, your Infinite Campus Parent account will have access to all students in your family. Once logged in, parents can switch between students by selecting the arrow next to the photo of the current student. A drop down menu will appear with a list of available students. This option is only available on student specific screens, such as grades, attendance, reports, etc.
Francis Howell School District has established free community internet access sites. These community internet access spots are located on the parking lots of many schools across the District. Navigate to an internet access site, then, on your wireless device, search for “FHSD-Wifi” or “FHSD-Guest.” FHSD staff and students should connect their devices to the FHSD-Wifi, and use their FHSD username and password to connect. Otherwise, they (or other visitors) may connect to FHSD-Guest which does not require a username and password. The FHSD-Guest will connect at a slower speed than FHSD-Wifi.
Free or reduced-cost internet may also be available through the following organizations:
FCC Affordable Connectivity Program - In 2021, Congress created the $14 billion Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to help households facing challenges pay for internet service and internet-ready devices. Check eligibility and apply online through the ACP website. To search for ACP providers in Missouri, visit the Federal Communications Commission website.
St. Charles City-County Library Internet Access - All branches of the St. Charles City-County Library (SCCCL) offer free computer and wireless internet access. In addition, the SCCCL offers community members the opportunity to check out available hotspots for home internet access. To find a SCCCL public library branch or information about free computer or internet access, please visit the SCCCL website. SCCCL also offers remote printing access from home from personal cell phones, computers, tablets, laptops, or other internet-connected devices. Please visit the SCCCL website for more information.
Spectrum Internet Assist Program - Spectrum offers to eligible families and households discounted high-speed internet access. To find out more information visit the Spectrum website.
Spectrum Free Community Internet Sites - Spectrum offers free internet wifi locations around the country. To find a nearby location visit the Spectrum website.