Schoology Access for Parents

  • Schoology icon The Elizabethtown Area School District is now using Schoology, an integrated learning management solution that provides course management, mobile learning, and support for system-wide communication.  Schoology enables our students, parents and teachers to engage with learning materials and their school community from the classroom and beyond. We are using Schoology in our classrooms to enhance connectivity and communication in the Elizabethtown Area Middle School and High School.

    With Schoology, students can digitally submit homework assignments, review grades, participate in interactive discussions, receive announcements and feedback, take tests, write academic blogs, and more. As a parent, you may now create a free Schoology account to access and view your child’s activity and grades within the platform.

    Schoology access is available to Middle School and High School parents.

    Middle School Parents:

    Parent access to Schoology for viewing student grades and other instructional information now replaces the “Courses and Grades” section of the Sapphire Community Web Portal.

    High School Parents:

    Parents of High School students will find grading information in the Sapphire Community Web Portal "Courses & Grades" section, and also in Schoology for some piloting high school teachers. This select group of High School teachers will be using both systems jointly until the Fall of 2019 when all High School teachers will begin using Schoology exclusively for grading.  

    We are excited to introduce access to Schoology for classroom level academic and instructional information. The Community Web Portal will still be used to view progress reports, report cards, attendance, and schedules, as well as update demographic information and complete a variety of web forms so you will need to log into your Community Portal account regularly.

    Parents may register for a free Schoology account by following the steps below. These steps must be completed on a computer, as opposed to a mobile device. Only those contacts listed as biological parents in the Sapphire Student Information System will be given Schoology access. Once you log in successfully, parents/guardians will find instructions on how to use Schoology by clicking the Support link at the bottom of the screen.

    To create a free Schoology Parent Account: 

    • Open your preferred web browser and go to http://www.schoology.com
    • Hover over Sign Up at the top right corner
    • Select Parent
    • Enter your student’s Parent Access Code (received in a letter via district mailing or by emailing techsupport@etownschools.org) and click Continue
    • Enter your name, email address and a password and click Register

    **All student Schoology accounts are created by the district and are accessed using their district login credentials.

    In addition to the online web interface, Schoology offers a mobile app, which can be downloaded from your preferred app store. Once downloaded, sign in to the Schoology app using the credentials that were entered when creating the Schoology account. To access your student’s classes within the app, click the Menu icon in the top left corner (three horizontal lines) and then select “My Students.”

    We value your participation in your child’s education, and we encourage you to read Schoology’s Privacy Policy & Terms of Use at https://www.schoology.com/privacy. Student progress and activity will be monitored by faculty to ensure a safe, secure, and controlled environment. 

    Access Dates:

    Middle School Parent Access

    • Schoology will be available beginning Monday, February 4, 2019
    • Sapphire Community Portal “Courses & Grades” link will be disabled on Friday, February 8, 2019
    • All other student information on the Sapphire Community Portal will still be accessible to parents

    High School Parent Access

    • Schoology will be available on Monday, February 11, 2019
    • Sapphire Community Portal “Courses & Grades” link will be disabled August 2019

    If you have questions or feedback regarding Schoology, please email the district at techsupport@etownschools.org 

    The chart below shows the features available in both the Sapphire Community Portal and the Schoology Learning Management System. Please note that parents will need an account to access both systems. Each online system offers valuable student information and is equally beneficial for students and parents/guardians to visit.