Set up a parent access account:

As a parent, you will able to customize the notifications you receive to the email address used to register your parent account. The notifications will be the same your student is receiving. DO NOT update your student email address to the email address used to register your parent account. Canvas will recognize the email addresses as the same and will ask to link the accounts. This will merge the accounts with the same email address into one account. Merging accounts can cause serious issues for student’s and can prevent them from accessing some course materials.

Please click here for step by step instructions: Canvas-ParentAccount

Google Suite

All students have GAFE (Google Apps for Education)  accounts now and they do not have to be requested. They can use their IUSD username with ( and password to access GAFE using the same web address, With an IUSD GAFE account, students will not have access to Gmail or Google+ Social Media. It is also the perfect time to review, model, and practice good digital citizenship with your child

Microsoft Office 365

Irvine Unified School District is excited to support our student’s success by providing all enrolled students with five full copies of Office 365 ProPlus at no cost. Students are able to download this software for home use on a PC, Mac or mobile device thanks to our partnership with Microsoft.

You will need two things

Email address
While IUSD does not currently provide students with email accounts, an email address is required for Microsoft logins. Your student’s IUSD username followed by will form the email address you should use to log in.

The default password is your student’s 9-digit Permanent ID Number. However, you student may have changed this password if they regularly log in to IUSD computers at school. Ask them what they are currently using.

Get started

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your email address and password.
  3. Click the “Install now” button.
  4. During the installation process, you may be asked for an email address and password. Continue to use the same information as before.

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark for Education is a tool that allows students and teachers to create and share quick and easy linear multimedia presentations.