Schoology & Technology Guide

KCS Schoology Parent Guide

Sign Up

  1. Go to  Use a personal email account. (Note: Students log in at
  2. Click Register at the top of the page and choose Parent.
  3. Enter your Parent Access Code. This is a 12-digit code in xxxx-xxxx-xxxx format that you receive from one of your child's teachers or administrators. 
  4. Fill out the form with your information.
  5. Click Register to complete. Keep the password that you create in a safe place.

When you use a Parent Access Code to create an account, you are automatically associated to your child. You can add additional children to your account using the Add Child button. 


Parent Access Codes are unique to each student, but can be used to make multiple parent accounts. For example, a mother and father may each create a Schoology account using the same Parent Access Code.

If your Parent Access Code does not allow you to register, or if the code does not have 12 digits, please contact your child's teacher or administrator for more information.


Enter your Email Address and Password that you created to log in.  Teachers and administrators will not be able to provide this information.  Reset through parent accounts Schoology if necessary.

Email Login

  1. Go to
  2. Click Log In on the top right.
  3. Enter your Email Address and Password.
  4. Click Log in.

Home Page

Having a Parent account in Schoology is actually like having two accounts:

  1. Your personal account has your name and contact information.  Use this to message teachers and administrators.
  2. From your Child Activity view, you can view Schoology from your child’s perspective, see what he or she sees, and receive updates about his or her activity.

Start by clicking on the arrow in the upper-right corner next to your name, and then select your child’s name to switch into his or her account. The check mark in this drop-down menu indicates which account you are currently viewing.

Add Child Associations

If you already have a parent account in Schoology for one child, you can add additional children to your account:

  1. Log in to your Schoology account using your username or email address and password.
  2. Click the arrow next to your name in the top-right corner.
  3. Click the Add Child button.
  4. Enter the Child Code for the child you're adding. This is the same as your Parent Access Code, the 12-digit code in xxxx-xxxx-xxxx format that you receive from one of your child's instructors.
  5. If your code does not look like this code, contact your child's instructor or school.
  6. Click the Use Code button to complete. Now, you can change between your children in Child Activity view.

Account Notifications - Email

You can select which notifications you would like to receive from courses and groups in which you're enrolled.

To turn off all email notifications for your account, click Turn Off All Notifications.

To customize your notifications, follow these directions:

  1. Click the arrow next to your name on the top right side of Schoology.
  2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click the Notifications tab.
  4. Select the button next to the notifications you want to change.
  5. Choose On (receive from all sources), Off (the default setting), or Custom (pick and choose the sources).
  6. Click Save Changes at the bottom. 

Account Notifications - Text

You can link your mobile phone to your Schoology account by following these directions:

  1. Click the arrow in the upper right corner of Schoology.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click the Notifications tab.
  4. Click Send notifications to your phone via text message box to the right.
  5. Enter your Cell Phone Number (your number remains hidden from other Schoology users).
  6. Choose your Country.
  7. Select your wireless Carrier.
  8. Click Set Mobile to complete.

To edit or remove your cell number:

Click  Edit next to Mobile Phone to the right of Notifications:

Account Settings

Depending on the permissions enabled in your account, you can change the name you display to other Schoology users. Select the arrow at the top right of the page next to your name and then select Account Settings. 

Account Privacy

Schoology allows you to customize the level of privacy on your account. You can access your Privacy Settings by:

  1. Selecting the arrow in the upper right corner of the page.
  2. Clicking Settings in the dropdown.
  3. Clicking Privacy Settings.
  4. Changing the settings by clicking in an empty box.

The left column correlates with the type of content in question. The column headings indicate the level of user that has access to view the information contained in the content. User Privacy Settings are defined by five categories:

  • Everyone: The feature is visible to anyone with access to the Internet. This includes non-Schoology members worldwide.
  • Schoology Users: The feature is visible to users logged into Schoology. This includes Schoology users in other schools.
  • School: The feature is visible to users in the same school.
  • NoOne: The feature is hidden from everyone.

Parent Email Digest

  1. Click the arrow on the top right of Schoology.
  2. Select a child from the list that appears in the drop-down menu.
  3. Once you're viewing the child's account, click the downfacing arrow again.
  4. SelectSettings.
  5. From theNotificationstab, you can elect to receive one or both of two email summaries:
  • To receive the Parent Email Digest, select On in your Email Summary menu.
    You can receive emails on a 
    Daily or Weekly basis. If you choose Daily, you may set a time at which the notification will be sent to your inbox. If you choose Weekly, you'll have an additional option to select the day of the week you'd like to receive the email.

Note: If there are no updates for the given time period, you will receive an email stating that there are no new updates.

  • To receive the Overdue Submissions Email, select On in the Email Notification menu.
  1. Click Save Changes to update your settings.


Your personal profile contains information about you and your activity on Schoology such as your interests, contact information, and child associations.

To access your profile:

  1. Click your name in the upper-right of the header in Schoology.
  2. Click Your Profile.

Schoology users that click on your name in Schoology will also be taken to your profile. You can control who can view your profile by adjusting your Account Privacy Settings.


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Other Important Technology Reminders

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They just go to choose sign in as student and choose their school. 

Students use that same Schoology username and password.  

As always the technology department can be reached the following ways:
Schoology questions - [email protected]
Tech Support - [email protected]
Due to the influx of phone calls, please use e-mail first before trying to call.

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