Information about online services for parents and students
Vancouver Public Schools families and the community have access to a variety of online resources to stay informed about students’ education and the district. Here you can find general information about Skyward Family Access, paying fines and fees and the district’s mobile app. We hope you’ll use these resources frequently!
What it is: Free mobile app that can be translated into nearly 70 different languages.
What it does: School calendars, Skyward Family Access, bus routes, elementary lunch menus, staff directory, news and more in a smartphone- and tablet-friendly format. (Note: The mobile app does not support school lunch payments.)
Skyward Family Access
What it is: Gateway to students’ current educational world.
What it does: Allows parents to send messages to their children’s teachers and pay for school lunches (unless using Skyward through the VPS mobile app). Parents of middle and high school students also can view current schedules, check on assignments, monitor progress and grades and set up helpful notifications.
Canvas Parent Access
What it is: Canvas Parent is designed to provide visibility into your child’s education.
What it does: Canvas learning management system organizes digital resources, events, assignments and announcements. Parents of students in grade three through 12 can view their child’s courses, see details for past and upcoming class assignments and events, receive notifications and alerts about your child’s activity in Canvas and view grades. Official grades will still be available in Skyward.
Check with your child’s teacher to determine specifically how Canvas is being used in their class.