Skyward Family & Student Access

Maintaining open lines of communication between the school and home is vital to achieve the common goal of providing the best quality education to every student. Skyward’s Family Access not only provides an easy, open line of communication, but also provides your students’ guardians with all the information they need about their student’s school life.

  • Customizable security allows you to control what information is sent to parents.

  • Parents can easily see attendance, discipline, food service, upcoming coursework, grades, schedules, activities, and more!

  • Parents and students can perform their course scheduling selections online.

  • Available anywhere with an internet connection.


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  • Skyward Family & Student Access


    Feature  Benefits
    Parents see all their students automatically 
    • Automatically displays all of a guardian's students under one login
    • No need to link students to parent login through cumbersome process
    • Family accounts available for food service payments
    Real-time student information online
    • View student information anytime, anywhere, with an internet connection
    • Increases communication between school and home
    • Excellent public relations tool for school districts
    • Reduces the number of phone calls from parents
    • Reduces the amount of paperwork (and postage)
    • Visual reminder for parents to keep contact and health records up-to-date
    • Easy way to inform students about their progress
    Student information available for parents
    • Parents can view:  grades, assignments, test scores, discipline, report cards, health records, fee management, graduation requirements, activities, message center, curriculum maps, emergency contact, attendance, bus schedule
    Parents can submit information online
    • Parents can: make payments, send and receive emails, notify school of absences, submit course requests, register their student, add notes in their student calendar, sign up for email notifications, update their email address, print reports
    Information available for students
    • Students can view: reports, missing assignments, grades, class schedule
    Students can submit information online
    • Students can: email school personnel, review and complete online assignments, read and respond to class messages, add notes to their personal calendar, submit course requests
    Easy navigation
    • Software is easy for parents and students to use
    • No need to provide software training to parents or students
    • Drop-down menu sets page language to English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Vietnamese, or Russian
    Secure login and password
    • District can mass-generate parent usernames and passwords directly from the student database
    • Minimal technology staff involvement
    Subscribe to automatic email notifications
    • Receive daily attendance information
    • Receive notifications regarding student grades (low assignments, missing assignments, low averages)
    • Receive automatic daily/weekly/monthly progress reports
    Automatic Email trigger
    • Send email automatically based on preset triggers like "enrollment change" or "discipline offense"
    Set Email recipients
    • Set general recipients for the auto email, like "Guidance Counselor" or "Principal"

    I love Family Access. It has given us a way to quickly communicate with parents and has helped parents have an involved and informative experience in their student’s education. Family Access has definitely opened up the lines of communication between school and home.

    Lisa Winterowd (IT DIRECTOR, BRAINERD IND SCH DISTRICT 181, MN - Enrollment 7,350)


    Skyward’s Family Access options to permit families to add, change and/or update phone numbers, student emergency contacts, and medical information has greatly assisted Spring-Ford’s green initiative. By giving families direct access, the district has nearly eliminated the need for printed First Day Packets. Except a few forms that require signatures, data collected at the opening of school is now done electronically!



    I like Skyward because it’s so flexible and it covers so many different entities that we use on a day to day basis. My favorite part is Family Access, even though our district hasn’t started using it yet, but the other district I was working at did. I like it as a parent and as an educator, it’s the best way to communicate with families in the 21st century.

    Janet Helmcamp (Principal, CLEBURNE ISD, TX - Enrollment 6,544)


    We are very pleased with Skyward. The system provides data that is meaningful and is easy to use. Our parents rave about the Family Access part of Skyward, which helps promote positive home-school relations. Skyward personnel have been responsive to our needs as a demand for new data evolves.

    Jerry Seese (Superintendent, SAGINAW TWP CMTY SCH DIST, MI - Enrollment 5,066)


    Student and Family Access is a valuable tool to keep our key players involved in the success of our students.

    Holly Cross (CATIF, OAK RIDGE SCHOOLS, TN - Enrollment 4,597)

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    Family Access
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    "Family Access allows me to track not only my children's grades, but their daily assignments and attendance. I don't have to wait for grades to come home. It is also a great way to communicate with the teachers. Family Access is an outstanding tool for parents."

    Rob Pesick

    Walled Lake SD, MI



    "I use Skyward's [Student] Access almost every day. I like to check my grades and missing assignments. I like to make sure that the right grades are recorded. It is also a good way to see if I need to work harder to bring my grades up."

    Kalyssa K.

    Stevens Point Area SD, WI