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1 North Mason School District Family Access Logging In

2 10/23/ North Mason School District Family Access - Logging In 1. Go to: to obtain the log in screen. 2. Use the Login and Password in the letter you received. Note: your Login is made up of the first five letters of the last name of the primary guardian, the first three letters of the first name and then three digits. If your last name does not have five letters, there will be spaces in your login. Likewise if your first name does not have three letters, there will be spaces in your login. If you encounter difficulty logging on, please contact Sandy at the North Mason School District Technology Department at

3 10/23/ North Mason School District 1.Use the Login and Password in the letter you received. Note: your Login is made up of the first five letters of the last name of the primary guardian, the first three letters of the first name and then three digits. If your last name does not have five letters, there will be spaces in your login. Likewise if your first name does not have three letters, there will be spaces in your login. If you encounter difficulty logging on, please contact Sandy at the North Mason Technology Department at What if I forget my Login and Password? You have two options. The first, provided that you have added your address to the system, is to click on the Forgot your login or password? link at the main login page. You will be prompted to enter your address. The information will be sent to you via . The second, call Sandy at the North Mason Technology Department at You will be asked to verify some information and then a letter will be mailed that will include your Login and Password. 3.Do I have to use a specific web browser? Yes, most likely. If you click on the System Requirements-Screen Resolution/Web Browser link on the main Login page, a dialogue box will pop up with browser requirements. These requirements are not set by the school district. They are established by Skyward.

4 10/23/ North Mason School District 5. Selecting Students or Schools: Once you log into the system, you have access to all students in your family. If you have more than one child enrolled in the district, click the down arrow to toggle between your children. Change between schools here. Address: Main Street Belfair, WA School Home Birthday: Grad. Year: 2009 (12) School: North Mason Status: Active - Full-time Using this menu, you can access your login history, your student’s current year attendance, current year schedule, quarter/semester grades (when posted), available student information, discipline, and the Message Center. 6.Remember to log out. The button is located in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Medical Alert Information:

5 10/23/ North Mason School District 7.Checking your Family Information. One of the great features of Parent Access is to allow parents to check their family information like mailing address, resident address, telephone numbers, and emergency contacts as shown below. What do I do if the information is not correct? Please contact the school where your child is enrolled and ask that the information be updated. Main Street Belfair, WA School Home Birthday: Grad. Year: 2009 (12) School: North Mason Status: Active - Full-time

6 10/23/ North Mason School District 8. Checking your child’s schedule, and grades: (Please note: At this time, grades are only viewable for all student’s grades 6 through 12.) Click on the Gradebook Link To view your child’s individual assignments for a specific class, click on the blue hyperlink current grade. Term Definitions: T1 = Quarter 1 GradeS1 = Semester 1 Grade T2 = Quarter 2 GradeS2 = Semester 2 Grade T3 = Quarter 3 Grade T4 = Quarter 4 Grade Note: S1 and S2 Grades are posted to your child’s transcript.

7 10/23/ North Mason School District 9.Reading the Progress Detail Report. Once you have clicked on the blue grade hyperlink, a report will display like the one below. The report will display the category of the assignment, the date due, assignment description, points earned, points possible, percentage grade, and the letter grade for the assignment. In addition, if the teacher checks that an assignment is missing or that the assignment does not count, there will be checks under the Missing and No Count columns.

8 10/23/ North Mason School District 10.Missing Assignments. Click on this tab to see if your child has any missing assignments.

9 10/23/ North Mason School District 11.Comments. Click on this tab to see teacher’s comments for your student.

10 10/23/ North Mason School District 12.Message Center. The Message Center allows messages to be posted in any of the following ways: a) The District can post a message for all parents and guardians. b) Each school can post messages to parents and guardians that is school specific. c) Each teacher can post messages to a specific class or to an individual parent. In order to view messages, you must click the Message Center Link.

11 10/23/ North Mason School District 13.Attendance Calendar: The attendance application informs parents of their student’s excused/unexcused absences and tardies. The attendance application displays three views in Family Access: Calendar, By Day, and Term Totals.

12 10/23/ North Mason School District 15. Attendance – Term Totals 14. Attendance – By Day

13 10/23/ North Mason School District 16. Discipline. Click here to access the discipline page. 17.Graduation Requirements. Click here to see your child’s graduation course requirements.

14 10/23/ North Mason School District 18.Health Information. Click here to access the information page. 19.Login History. Click here to access your login history page.

15 10/23/ North Mason School District 20.Food Service. The Food Service application displays how much money is in your child’s account, what your child purchased, and account payment information. The Food Service application displays three views in Family Access: Account Information, Payments and Purchases.

16 10/23/ North Mason School District 21.Food Service. The Food Service payment application displays how much money is in your child’s account. 22.Food Service. The Food Service purchase application displays what your child has purchased.

17 10/23/ North Mason School District Q. Why should I use Family Access? A. Family Access is a web based tool designed to enhance parent/guardian and school communication. Your use of the North Mason School District Family Access web site is voluntary. Q. How do I get Family Access? A. Parents/guardians will receive a letter from the child's school in early fall containing Family Access login names and passwords. Students will receive their Student Access user names and passwords by mail. If you have further questions regarding your username and password, your student's grades, or other student or school information, please contact your student's school. Q. What if my address has changed, or if I need to change my username or password? A. Use the Account Info button in the top right corner of any screen within the Family Access program to change your login name, password or address. Click on the appropriate choice on the left, and be sure to click Save after you have entered your information. Q. What if I forgot my login name or password? A. Use the link on the login screen to have that information sent to your address on record. Please notify the individual school if your address changes. Q. What do I do if my Family or Emergency information has changed? A. Please notify the school if any student information has changed. Skyward Family Access Frequently Asked Questions

18 Q. I can't get Family Access to work on my computer; what should I do? A. Family Access is a web-based product, so it should work on your computer like any other web-based application, such as Internet Explorer. First, you should check to make sure you have the right Family Access web site address or URL. You can access the Family Access web portal from the direct URL at Q. Can other people see my child's personal information on Family Access? A. Family Access is password protected. As long as you keep your password safe it is highly unlikely that anyone else will be able to access or view your child's personal information. Q. Does my child have access to the same information? A. Every North Mason High School student has a log on password and access to the student portion of Skyward Gradebook. They are encouraged to look at their grades and assignments on a regular basis. They do not need to use your parent access to do so. Many students use the school computers in the Library to look up their personal grade information. Students who have lost or forgotten their log on and password should see the Registrar, Carrie Porter, in the Counseling office. Q. What if we don’t have a computer at home? A. A computer is available for your use at the Timberland Regional Library located at NE State Route 3 in Belfair. Skyward Family Access Frequently Asked Questions

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