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.

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

Video Recording Oct 4, 2021:



The STEM School uses Canvas as the online learning interface with students. Watch the video below to get an idea of why we chose to adopt this 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.


Open "student" user settings

Open User Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

Pair with Observer

Pair with Observer

Click the Pair with Observer button.

Note: If the Pair with Observer button doesn't display in your User Settings, please contact your institution for assistance with pairing with an observer.

Copy Pairing Code

Copy Pairing Code

Copy the six-digit alphanumeric pairing code [1]. You will need to share the code with the observer who will link to your account. The pairing code will expire after seven days or its first use.

To close the window, click the OK button [2].

Note: Pairing codes are case sensitive.

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: In Canvas, finding practice assignments and assignments that will be graded

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: Review Learning Targets and Grading Document
Click Here

Task: Watch video


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.
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TASK FOUR: Watch Videos on Extended Remediation Week and complete STEM Tracker

Video 1 of 2

Video 2 of 2

Task: Complete a STEM Tracker worksheet planning and remediation

Copy of STEM Tracker: Click Here

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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 two-year limited warranty on all parts. 


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