Students & Parents
Infinite Campus is an award-winning student information system that integrates various platforms to provide a central repository of student information. It is an efficient, flexible and mobile-friendly product that will streamline processes and increase the accuracy of student information across Downingtown Area School District.
sign up for Infinite Campus
Navigate to the Infinite Campus Parent portal, click "New User" and enter the activation key that was provided to you via email. If you are unable to locate your activation key, please contact your child's school.
The annual registration verification process ensures that the district has accurate demographic, health and contact information, which directly impacts its ability to best serve all students. Additionally, it is an essential piece to ensuring student safety.
Registration verification takes place in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal every year.
Student Privacy Compass (formerly known as FERPA|Sherpa) is the student privacy resource center website. This site is your tool for finding information, news, and opinions on maintaining student data privacy. Student Privacy Compass is an initiative of the Future of Privacy Forum.
Schoology Learning Management System (LMS)
Schoology is a secure online platform where students and teachers can interact, while at school or home, synchronously or asynchronously. Both students and parents will have access to digital content posted by teachers in the form of lessons, assignments, projects, and other instructional content. Any grades or attendance data posted in Schoology are not authoritative. Please visit Infinite Campus for this information. Parent access to Schoology shall provide access to all children in the family. Mobile Schoology Apps for iOS and Android
How do I find my Schoology parent access code?
- Login to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, click on More
- Click on Parent Access Code – you should see a 12 digit code. Copy that code, and then go to Schoology (If you are unable to locate your code, please contact your child's school principal.)
- Click SIGN UP on the upper right hand side of the browser window.
- Under the dropdown menu select Parent and enter the student access code you received.
- Click Continue and fill in the requested information on the next page.
- Click Register. You should then be able to return to Schoology and login to your parent page which has access to your student’s information.
What do I do if I forget my parent password to Schoology?
Navigate 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.
Understanding Parent Accounts
Parent accounts are automatically associated with the same school as their child. However, if a parent has children at multiple schools within an organization–for example, a child at a high school and a child at a middle school–the parent account is automatically associated with the school as the first child with which their account was associated.
For example, parents who sign up for Schoology using the Parent Access Code for their child in middle school are automatically associated with the middle school. They may still associate themselves with their high schooler's account from the Add Child option in the drop-down menu in the upper-right corner, but the parent accounts remain associated with the middle school as their primary school within the organization.
If parents have children at schools in different organizations–that is, their children's accounts are not all under the same Organization Enterprise account in Schoology–they must create two separate Parent accounts and link them together.
Schoology Notifications for Parents
Parents will receive Schoology updates from all buildings they are associated with based on the children that are identified as being in their care. Parents may choose what notifications they wish to receive by modifying these settings in Schoology. Keep in mind that any modifications to notification preferences apply to all buildings that are associated with the parent account.
Notifications for Parent Accounts
ClassLink for Parents
ClassLink for Parents will provide a single point of access for many of the applications and sites that are most frequently used at DASD, such as Infinite Campus, Blackboard, PaySchools, Schoology, plus others. We hope that you will find this a useful resource to manage the credentials for your online DASD applications!
ClassLink for Students
ClassLink solves the problem of too many passwords, and too many files scattered about. It’s a one click single sign-on (SSO) solution that gives students access to everything they need to learn, anywhere, with just one password. Accessible from any device, ClassLink is the perfect tool for ensuring the success of a 1:1 or BYOD initiative.
Login to ClassLink
All DASD devices, regardless of physical location (at school or home), shall have all internet activity filtered and monitored by the district. The Securly Home app for parents is a valuable tool to help keep students safer when on their school-issued devices. The parent app has the ability to block sites, like YouTube, and create schedules when the device is inaccessible to the web, like dinner time and bedtime. The app also displays a real-time view of your child’s activity on their school-issued device. Parents also receive a weekly email from Securly with a snapshot report of that week’s activity. Please review the written directions or video directions to access the parent Securly Home app. If you want to learn more about Securly’s online safety solutions, please visit www.securly.com. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Securly DASD Parent FAQ
How can I block Youtube using the Securly Home app while students are not in school?
Add the following to the block list within the Securly Home app:
The Securly Home app and the Securly settings on each student’s device requires transparent access to Securly’s servers. If you are utilizing any of the following types of services on your home network, Securly may not function as expected.
Home content filtering
VPNs or Anonymizers
Please modify your home network configuration to not apply these settings to your student’s device.
When I’m logged into the activity feed in the Securly Home app I see data from the middle of the night, but I know my kids are asleep then. What causes this activity?
The device is checking in overnight to update apps and talk to the mobile device management platform. This is normal activity that may not resolve when you click on the link in the activity feed.
Parent Personal Email Junk/Spam Setting
Be sure you're receiving DASD District email communications by managing Spam/Junk settings for your personal email. Select your email provider in the list for directions on how to manage Spam/Junk settings.
Microsoft (Hotmail, Outlook)
PaySchools Central is a Secure Online Payment system which simplifies payment of fees for parents and school districts. Downingtown Area School District offers this service to our parents to fund student lunch accounts online, pay technology insurance fees, student trips and activities.