Register for OCPS Parent Portal

Parent Portal Icon with the number one equals a computer window with icons

Did you know that there is a parent version of LaunchPad too?! We call it the OCPS Parent Portal. But, instead of access to textbooks, it gives parents access to important platforms like Canvas, Skyward and more with just one password. Register today to see what your child is working on!

For directions on registering for the OCPS Parent Portal, check out the video below.

Check Student Grades

Image showing Skyward as the official OCPS gradebook

Your child may be submitting assignments in multiple places. However, we want you to know that teachers will post all assignments that contribute to your child's grade to Skyward, the official gradebook for OCPS. A suggestion would be to set a reminder to log in to the OCPS Parent Portal weekly to check the Skyward gradebooks for information on missing work, assignment grades, and overall class averages.

Monitor Student Learning

Image showing Canvas calendar and alerts showing on a computer monitor and a smart phone

Giving your child kudos and helpful tips when they are learning from a distance helps them see the value in what they are doing. If your child's teacher is using Canvas to post assignments, you can monitor your child's progress using your Canvas Parent Account from any device. Remember your OCPS Parent Portal account gets you access to Canvas Parent and much more. Haven't registered for an OCPS Parent Portal Account yet? Do it today and access Canvas Parent tomorrow!

Check out the video below to learn the TOP 10 Tips for Parents on Canvas.

Access Progress Reports

Image shows steps 1-4 to accessing Progress Reports

Progress Reports are provided once each marking period. For some parents, this may be the first time they have checked a student progress report online. You can get to progress reports and report cards using your OCPS Parent Portal account in just four clicks. The link below is a step-by-step YouTube video to show you how.

Connect Alexa Devices

Laptop connected to Amazon device asking Alexa a Canvas skill

Now you can quickly access course information from your Canvas account with Alexa - without having to open Canvas.

The Skill lets students or parents who have an Alexa-enabled device simply "ask Canvas" things like...

  • What are my grades?
  • Do I have anything missing?
  • What's due on Friday?
  • Are there any new announcements?

Alexa will tell students what they need to know - right that moment, using whatever information is already in their teachers' Canvas course sites.

Select link for more information on how to set up the Alexa Skill for Canvas on your Amazon device.