STEM 101

STEM 101 comprises several hands-on tasks to help you understand your student's grades and their learning environment here at the STEM School.

You may complete the above learning in any order, and you may seek help from other parents or STEM faculty member.

STEM 101 can be completed at any time as all of the information needed is listed below. 

Virtual STEM 101 Recording from Oct 27, 2020 can be found here: Link



This year, the STEM School staff decided to adopt Canvas as the online learning interface with students. Watch the video below to get an idea of why we chose to adopt this new learning platform.


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TASK ONE: Create a Canvas Parent Portal 

1. Go to Canvas Webpage:

2. Click "Parent of a Canvas User? Click Here for an Account" located in the top right-hand corner of the screen next to the Hamilton County Schools Logo.

3. Enter your name in the Your Name field.

4. Enter your email in the Your Email field.

5. Enter your password in the Password field. 

6. Re-enter your password in the Re-enter Password field.

7. Enter a pairing code in the Student Pairing Code field.


Click here to find out how to locate your student's paring code. Click Here. 

8. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.

9. Click the Start Participating button. 


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TASK TWO: Finding practice assignments and graded assignments in CANVAS 

Log into Canvas with your parent account.

Task: Locate the following items in Canvas by logging into your student's classroom.

  • Dashboard- Location of all classes assigned to your student.
  • Modules- units of students listed in a class.
  • Grades- list of all practice assignments and grade LT assignments.
  • A practice assignment- assignments not in all caps.
  • An LT grade assignment- assignments in ALL CAPS.

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TASK THREE: Understanding Grades

Task: Watch video


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TASK FOUR: Sign in to PowerSchool and locate LT grades

Task: Review your student's current grades in PowerSchool by:

  • Logging into PowerSchool.
  • Click the grade number in the Y1 column.
  • Note each class ALL CAPS graded LT's.
  • Graded LT's include a date.
  • Locate an LT that has been graded.
Advanced Task: 
  • Locate the same graded ALL CAPS LT assignment in Canvas. 
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TASK FIVE: Complete a STEM Tracker Worksheet for or with your student using PowerSchool

Task: Complete a STEM Tracker worksheet Planning and remediation

Copy of worksheet, click here

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TASK SIX: Device Safety Video

Chromebook Safety

Task: Information
All Chromebook issues need to be reported to Mrs. Condra ASAP. Mrs. Condra will work with IT on getting Chromebooks fixed. All Chromebooks come with a one year warranty on all parts. 


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