FAQ

How often should I log into the Parent Portal?
We recommend that you log into the parent portal at least once a week. You will be prompted by the Thursday Bulletin, which is updated each week on thursday.

What is the Parent Portal?
The Parent Portal is a confidential and secure online web portal where currently enrolled FSS parents and guardians have access to important forms and documents, the parent directory, lunch menu, Weekly Bulletin and more. The Parent Portal is also how you access Canvas.

What is Canvas?
Canvas is the school’s Learning Management System (LMS). Depending on the grade level of your student, you will find information about their schedule, attendance, grades, contact information, transcripts, etc. As of school year 2017-2018 Canvas is used by all grade levels.

Who can access the Parent Portal?
All currently enrolled Friends Select School parents and guardians can access the portal.

Who can access Canvas?
Canvas can be accessed by teachers, students, and parents. The information is individualized so you can only access information about your child or children.

I want to change my password. How do I go about that?
Use this link to change your password

How do I change the information on my profile?
Email Ellen with any changes that you wish to be made to your profile. This allows us to make changes across all databases and ensure that the link from the website to Canvas stays intact.

How do I hide information from the directory?
Visit your profile on the top left hand side of the page. You may currently hide your address, email, and phone number by clicking on the word of what you wish to change and then selecting the viewing settings you wish to have. If you wish to hide yourself completely from the online directory, click the box at the top of your profile and none of the information will appear to other users (you will still be able to log into the portal and use Canvas).

To hide information from your child’s profile, email Ellen with any changes that you wish to make.

How do I subscribe to the calendar?
One may subscribe to the calendar on the calendar page. Click on the grey RSS feed button on the right side of the calendar. Click on the iCal button of the calendar you wish to subscribe to and click “Get Google iCal URL”. Copy the URL that has appeared at the top of the page. Within the Google Calendar webpage, under “Other Calendars” on the left hand side, click on the down arrow, and then click on “Add by URL”. Paste the URL you have copied from finalsite into the URL box and then click “Add Calendar”

How do I subscribe to calendar events?
You may subscribe to calendar events for reminders, cancellations, postponements, and changes.

To subscribe, go to the Calendars page and click on the orange box with the bell on the right-hand side of the calendar. Select the calendar you wish to receive alerts about. Set your preference on how you wish to receive your alerts and click “Update Settings” when complete.

How do I subscribe to alerts of athletic events?
You may subscribe to athletic events for a specific team for reminders, cancellations, postponements, and changes.

To subscribe, go to the Teams and Schedules page and click on the orange box with the bell next to “Athletic Schedule”. Click the “Alerts” button next to the team you wish to receive alerts about. Set your preference on how you wish to receive your alerts and click “Update Settings” when complete.