We are #emsproud to provide a variety of online resources - Canvas, Office 365, and more - for teachers to use as a digital extension of the classroom for assignments, projects, rubrics, etc. Skyward Family Access and/or Remind are used as primary communication tools with parents to share course syllabi, assignment due dates, and progress reports throughout the year. Explore the common tools below and additional information available on the Parents tab of the website. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, feel free to reach out to us using Let's Talk!, our customer service tool.
Common Tools for Parents
Skyward Family Access is an informational resource made available to every family in EMS ISD at no cost. This resource provides real-time information about your child's grades and attendance, class schedule, and demographic information. Family Access provides safe, secure and easy access to your child's school record. Each parent has a unique login. Visit our Skyward Family Access webpage for information about obtaining a Family Access login.
Through our partnership with Microsoft Education, EMS ISD students have access to Office 365 online, the most updated versions of Microsoft Office applications, FREE of charge for home. Visit our Office 365 overview page for download instructions. Access to Office 365 is available to students through our Single Sign-on Portal (SSO). Students receive their SSO login during enrollment. Ask your student today about his/her SSO login.
EMS ISD teachers and campuses use the Remind text messaging app to share quick and helpful information to parents and students (13+). If you're not already familiar with Remind, it's a classroom communication tool that makes it easy to stay involved with your child's learning. Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to get and send messages on any device. Official accounts are created for all the educators, parents, and students. When you are added to a course/class, you should receive an email or text message from Remind. All you need to do is follow the steps in the message to finish setting up your account. Here is a video demo to see how Remind works.
Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place. It empowers teachers and students with countless tools to make teaching and learning easier and more fun. Access to Canvas is available to students through our Single Sign-on Portal (SSO). Students receive their SSO login during enrollment. Ask your student today about his/her SSO login.