This page is designed to help parents and students access the information they need to continue instruction.  If you have already set up your Canvas account, please log-in using the buttons in section #1.  If you have not set up your Canvas account, please use the directions in section #2.

All parents and guardians should ensure that your Canvas account log-in is set up for online learning.

Should you have any difficulties with you Canvas log-in, please email your child’s teacher or send an email to:

If you do not have access to home internet or other technological needs please call 484-927-5078.

# 1. Canvas log-in

Please use the appropriate purple button to access Canvas.


canvas parent
canvas student/teacher

# 2. How to Set Up a Parent Observer Canvas Account

Canvas is PASD's Learning Management System or LMS. It’s an organizational framework for students to interact with teachers and courses, all in one place. Students can login to Canvas and see all their course content. The Canvas Student app is also available for iOS and Android.

NOTE: Grades are still posted in Skyward.

Parents may sign up for a Canvas "Observer" account. Parents (Observers) can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.

To sign up for a Parent Account from the website it is advised to have your child with you so you can create the pairing code together:

1.  Have your child log into Office 365.  Once logged into Office 365, look for the Canvas tile listed in Apps. (Depending on your device, you may have to scroll to the bottom to find it.)


2.  Then have your child follow the directions on this link How do I generate a pairing code for an observer as a student

3.  Parents, visit the PASD Canvas log in page (DO NOT LOG IN YET) locate and click "Click Parent of a Canvas User? Click Here For an Account"

4.  You will need to provide your name, an email address as well as the
"pairing code" that your child provided you from their account in step 2. 

Once you have established your account, parents can log directly into canvas using the button below.  This log in is for parents only.  Students log in through Office 365.

Parent Canvas Log in Canvas login

If you have any questions, please email

Elementary Students can Access Canvas through Clever.  Instructions below:

Canvas Mobile App for Parents

Once an observer account is set up, parents may login to Canvas using the web or the Canvas Parent app, available for iOS and Android.  After downloading the mobile app, Click find my school then select
"Phoenixville Area School District - Parents"

mobile app

Skyward Will Still be Used For...

• Attendance
• Depositing cafeteria funds
• Busing info
• Conference Scheduling
• Report Cards
• Skylert contact preferences
• Annual Student Update

Helpful Information

Below are some “how to” tutorial links provided by Canvas. If you have any questions, please email


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