At Pine Lake Preparatory, we use Canvas as our main tool for accessing assignments for students, grading, and school/home communication. Every parent will need an observer account set up at the beginning of the school year. If you have an account set up through Pine Lake Preparatory, it will continue in subsequent years. Please be on the lookout for information on when Canvas parent sessions will be held beginning in August.

PLP only supports accounts made via the web platform at . If you choose to use the app on your mobile device, that is a separate account and we do not have any support for resetting passwords, accessing information, or navigating the mobile app.

Canvas Dashboard Basics:

Once you log into our Canvas account at, you will be taken to the main dashboard.

  • To view your child’s grades, click on the View Grades button along the right side of the screen.

  • You will be able to view your child’s courses by clicking on the tiles.

  • If you are ever “lost” click on the Dashboard icon on the left side of the screen to return home.

Please check back regularly as we build out additional resources for parents navigating the Pine Lake Canvas Community.


  • Who needs an observer account?

    • All parents need an account. You will be sent directions in August.

  • How do I obtain an observer account?

    • If you have an observer account set up from the previous year, it will continue to be active as long as your child is enrolled at PLP.

    • If you are a new parent, you will be sent directions in August.

  • Can I have more than one child attached to my account?

    • Yes. All children from one family can be shared on one observer account.

  • What is a Pairing Code?

    • To create an observer account, you will need the Pairing Code. This can be generated by having your child log into their Canvas account. Under their Settings, there is an option to create a Pairing Code on the right side of the screen.

Canvas Tutorial

Creating Canvas Observer Account

Who to Contact?

If you have a question regarding your Canvas account, please email: