Tech For Parents
Canvas Instructure Learning Management System
This school year, we have begun using the Canvas learning management system. According to the Canvas website, "Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place. It integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps, empowering teachers and students with countless tools to make teaching and learning easier and more fun."
Teachers in grades 3-12 have already started using Canvas to assist in their daily workflow. As a parent, you may be wondering what Canvas looks like for your child. Take a look at the links below to learn how you can create an account which allows you to observe what your child is doing in their courses:
Parent Login Instructions - Web Version
Canvas Parent App
You can also download the Canvas Parent app on any Android device, iPhone or iPad. Please note: You will need to create a new account if you have already signed up using the Web Version (shown above). Use the guide linked below to help you get started.
We have recently implemented a new school notification system called Alert Solutions. This notification system is loaded with new features that will make it easier for us to keep in contact with your family. To guarantee the messaging system is used efficiently, we will need to confirm your contact information is accurate and up-to-date at all times.
Please be sure to update your notification preferences by clicking on Alert Solutions 2 under Navigation on left side of your screen. Then click on Contact Preference Tab to make changes. You can change how messages are sent, for your student. If you want to add/delete contact information, please contact your school office during regular hours.
Keep your kids tech-savvy and tech-safe!
Have a question or digital dilemma? Here you will find age-appropriate guidelines for your family plus videos and articles to help with the tough conversations. You’ll find information about cyber-bullying, setting screen time limits, privacy and internet safety, social media, and learning with technology. Check it out HERE!
At LASD, keeping your child safe online is of utmost importance. Take a moment to look through the links below that provide valuable information, suggestions, and movies regarding online safety.
Other Helpful Guides:
Student iPad Apps
Are you interested in finding out how you can help enhance your child's learning at home? Many of the iPad apps that our students use are great for practicing math facts, reading, and more. Click on your child's grade level below to learn more about the iPad apps your child is currently using at school.
The city of Ludington has many businesses that offer free WiFi.
Jamesport Brewing Company
James Street Station
Le Serving Spoon
Riverflats Coffee & Tea
Best Western Lakewinds
Holiday Inn Express
Ludington Pier House Motel
Baymont Inn & Suites
Stearns Motor Inn
Sunset Bluff Resort
Vacation Station RV Resort
House of Flavors
Stearns Park & Beach
Mason County District Library