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What Is Schoology?

Schoology (pronounced school-ogy) is an online tool that manages curriculum, assessments, grading and other classroom management tasks and is also a communication platform for educators and students in K-12.

Parents may have an account that can be linked with their children’s accounts. When parents log in, they will see a Facebook-like interface that links them to the Greene School Schoology page.

This tool will be an integral part of how teachers design and implement their lesson plans, assignments and grades. They will use it to post updates to their class and communicate with parents. Parents will be able to see what their children are working on and have access to their grades through Schoology.

Parent Views

Course pages are where teachers post content ­­documentation, photos, handouts, assignments, and other information that he/she wants to retain from year to year. Parents will visit as little or as much as they want to get a snapshot of the class.

Group pages are where teachers will share information with that have a short “lifespan” i.e., short­term updates and/or communication. (Users should know that all content from these group pages will not be retained after the end of the school year.)

Schoology Mobile App

Schoology also has a convenient mobile app that can be downloaded and used on mobile phones, tablets, and iPads! This app can be found in the Google Play and iTunes stores.

Schoology Help

Parent Help Guide

How to Link to Your Child’s Account

How to Set Up Your Schoology Account Notifications 

Early Childhood to Second Grade

In these grades, Schoology is really for the adults. Parents to children in these grades will see how our play­based approach fosters child­-centered learning. Parents will observe how teachers engage students in creative, differentiated curricula. Teachers may also use Schoology to share information, dates, and schedules with parents. 

Third Grade and Fourth Grade

Parents are provided with a glimpse into their child(ren)’s school life. At this level, teachers will use Schoology in a variety of ways, including links to teacher blogs and newsletters, pictures of classroom activities and general information.

Fifth Grade to Eighth Grade

By the time a child enters Middle School, the role of Schoology becomes very much teacher-­student focused. For parents of Middle Schoolers, Schoology becomes a tool to help you keep abreast of your child’s assignments and activities. Teachers will use Schoology to share assignments, documents, and resources with their students, to post homework, or facilitate group projects. Teachers will use Schoology to support their curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do parents have to set up their own accounts?
A: Yes, parents/guardians need to register for their own accounts in Schoology. When parents register to create their own accounts in Schoology, part of the registration process is to enter in your child’s access code. Schoology uses this access code to associate your parent account with The Greene School’s Schoology portal and to link your new parent account with your child.
 
Q: Do I need to set up an account for my child?
A: No. All active Greene students automatically have a Schoology account. They can log in at thegreeneschool.schoology.com using their school account (user@mevsd.us) and password
 
Q: I don’t understand what my child’s access code is for?
A: Schoology creates a unique access code for each student account. The purpose of this access code is to allow parents to link their personal Schoology account with that of their child(ren).
 
Q: Why do I need my child’s access code to set up my parent Schoology account?
A: When parents register to create their own accounts in Schoology, part of the registration process is to enter in your child’s access code. Schoology uses this access code to associate your parent account with Greene School Schoology portal and to link your new parent account with your child.
 
Q: When going through the registration process, do I enter in my child’s name in the box?
A: No, when registering for your parent Schoology account, you enter in your information in the box, not your child’s. Your child already has a Schoology account. Schoology will use the access you’ve entered in to associate your new parent account with The Greene School’s Schoology portal and to link your new parent account with your child.
 
Q: How do I register for a parent account?
A: Use the following steps to register for your parent account:
  1. In your browser, navigate to www.schoology.com.
  2. In the top right corner of the screen, click the Sign Up button.
  3. Select Parent from the options
  4. Enter the Access Code for your child that was sent home from their school.
  5. Fill out the information for your new Schoology account (your email address and the password you want to use for your Schoology account) and click “Register.”
 
Q: Do I create a parent account for each of my children?
A: No, if you have multiple children, you create a single parent account with 1 child’s code. After you have created your account, you can link the rest of your children to your account within Schoology by clicking on the arrow in the top left corner by your name and selecting +Add Child. Enter in another child’s code in the box, click “USE CODE” and they will now be linked to your account. You can link each child in your family to your account in this manner.
 
Q: How do I log in once I have created my Schoology parent account?
A: Parents will log into Schoology by visiting www.schoology.com whereas students will access Schoology by visiting thegreeneschool.schoology.com
 
Q: What do I do if I forget my parent password to Schoology?
A: Go to www.schoology.com and click the Login button,  Select the ‘Forget your password?‘ link.  Complete the form and a password reset link will be sent to your personal email account.