Canvas for Parents

The Canvas parent account allows parents to engage in their children's education by providing access to Canvas course information.

How to Set-up a Canvas Parent Observer Account:

  1. First, you need to generate a pairing code from within your student’s Canvas account.
  2. Then go to the parent Canvas login page and click on the “Click Here For an Account” link in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Enter your name in the Your Name field.
  4. Enter your email in the Your Email field.
  5. Enter your password in the Password field.
  6. Re-enter your password in the Re-enter Password field.
  7. Enter a pairing code in the Student Pairing Code field.  Your child must get this from their account.  See the video below for how to get this.
  8. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.
  9. Click the Start Participating button.


Parents Can:

  • View announcements, assignments, course calendars, grades, and the syllabus. Parents are also able to send messages to the teacher and their student only.

Parents Cannot:

  • Submit assignments or quizzes, view course rosters, chat, and message anyone that is not the teacher or their student.

Family Technical Support Opportunities

Need help with PowerSchool, EdConnect, Canvas for Parents, or student survey opt-ins? Office hours are available to HCS families for technical support. Contact us at 423-498-6731 or visit to schedule in-person/virtual assistance.

On-site support is located at 3074 Hickory Valley Rd, Building 228, next to EdHealth.

For assistance in Spanish please contact the office and ask to speak with the interpreter.
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