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SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS Accessing Your Student Information Online. Anytime. Anywhere. Parent Guide for staying connected . GETTING STARTED. To Begin using Skyward Family Access you will need: A computer connected to the internet
SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESSAccessing Your Student Information Online. Anytime. Anywhere Parent Guide for staying connected
GETTING STARTED To Begin using Skyward Family Access you will need: • A computer connected to the internet • A web browser (Windows PC with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater/Macintosh with safari 1.2 or greater) • Any “pop-up blockers” disabled • Skyward Family Access Code Open your web browser to http://family.southkitsap.wa-k12.net A link along with support materials is also provided in the “For parents and community Section of the SKSD Web site at www.skitsap.wednet.edu (When logging in, if you are prompted to “Accept A Certificate”, click yes.
Password Retrieval • Login ID and Passwords are computer generated. • Staff can give you your Login ID but passwords are blocked on our end to protect your privacy. • To retrieve your password go to the South Kitsap Website and click on the Family Access link located on the gray bar in the upper right hand corner of the page • This skyward sign in screen will come up • Click on “Forgot your login/Password? District Home Select a School Family AccessSign In
Password Retrieval cont.… • On the next screen you will need to enter the random security words provided into the privacy box • Enter your User name (provided by the school) and submit • You will get a message saying the district received your request and that an e-mail will be sent to you. Forgotten Login/Password Assistance Please enter your email address or user name. If it matches the email or user name the district has on file, you will be sent an email containing your login and a link that can be used to reset your password.
FIRST TIME USERS IMPORTANT: E-mail is a vital link in our communication with you as a parent/guardian. Maintaining a current e-mail address will ensure that you receive report cards, classroom progress reports as well as newsletter and current event information. Please let us know if your e-mail changes as soon as possible. The first time you log in, use the login and password from your Code Kit. Once you have successfully logged in, you will get a page asking for your e-mail address. Click the CHANGE MY EMAIL BUTTON, enter your e-mail address, and password, and click SAVE. Providing your e-mail address will allow you to retrieve your password should you forget it, and also makes your e-mail address available to your student’s teachers. After 15 minutes of inactivity, you will be asked to log in again
OVERVIEW If you have more than one student in the South Kitsap School District, look at the top of the screen. You can choose between your student(s) and school(s). If a student is not showing, or you have additional students, please contact the school office. Select a student at the top of the screen. The first screen you will see is the Student Information Screen (shown next page). Click a link from the list on the left of your screen to see additional information.
STUDENT INFORMATION The Student Information area allows you to verify information we have on file for your student, such as your home address, telephone numbers, emergency contact information, etc. If any of this information is incorrect, please contact the school office with the correct information. This will insure that the office staff, teachers an administrators always have the most recent contact information. You may also click on the requesting change(s) link to submit changes through family access. Anywhere in Family Access you see a name with a blue link, you can click the name to send an e-mail message to that person. Requesting change(s) to Student Information
DISTRICT WIDE FEATURES REPORT CARDS Prior term report cards (in PDF format) are available by clicking the report card you wish to view. ATTENDANCE Calendartab: Shaded dates have an attendance event corresponding with the color key at the top of the page. Click on the date to see details of the absence. By Day tab: Lists the days the student was absent, along with details by period. Term Totals tab: Shows the total number of absences grouped by each grading period. HEALTH INFORMATION Vaccinationtab: Shows immunization information currently on file for this student. MESSAGE CENTER Some schools use the Message Center option which is similar to a bulletin board of events happening in the school and classrooms. LOGIN HISTORY Shows each time this account has been used, along with the computer address it was accessed from and details on what was viewed during each session.
JUNIOR HIGH FEATURES SCHEDULE Current Term tab: Shows current schedule along with teacher names (hyperlinked for quick access to send an e-mail) Current Year tab: Shows a tentative schedule for the year along with teacher name and e-mail address.
GRADEBOOK Secondary teachers keep an online Gradebook with assignments and grades. Note: the Missing Assignments tab on the top which will show missing assignments from all courses. Click the Progress Report icon to the right of the teacher’s name to see grade details Click this box and currently posted grades will pop up. ACTIVITIES The Activities link may display current and past sports and activities that your student has participated in.
TECHNICAL NOTES MAINTENANCE Occasionally during weekend hours, the system may be down for maintenance. These outages are usually Saturday morning and early afternoon. If you continue to get a maintenance message after Sunday evening, please check your browser’s cache settings to always load the newest version of the page. INTERNET EXPLORER— TURN OFF CACHING: 1. Open Internet Explorer 2. Go to Tools – Internet Options 3. Under Browsing History select “Settings” 4. Select every time I visit the webpage 5. Select OK 6. Select Apply and OK
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSQ. What if my information is incorrect? Contact the school office with the correct information or submit a request for change of student information on student profile page. Q. What if I forget my password?Click link on front page and enter your e-mail address. Your password will be e-mailed to you. If you did not enter an e-mail address, you will need to contact the school and have the information sent to you through e-mail.Q. How often is the data updated?All data is immediately updated except report cards, which are only posted at the end of each grading period.Q. Should I let my student use my account to see their information?Students have their own access via Skyward Student Access. They can access the SKSD Portal from the district’s web site.