Digital Resources for Parents

The following is a one-stop shop for the many online resources available to help parents stay informed about important school and district news and their individual child's progress.

 Resource / Link
 Purpose  Description  Mobile Access

District Website

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General Information

The district website,, is the primary tool for district news and announcements, upcoming events, forms and documents, and targeted information and resources for parents, students, staff and our larger community. Visit Lakota's website to access each school's website, with critical information about your school community.

Visit from your mobile device to access a mobile-friendly version of Lakota's website without compromising any of the content available from your desktop.

To download the free app, search your app store for: Lakota Local School District

A new Lakota app to integrate completely with the new Lakota website.

School Messenger

Mass Notifications & Alerts

Sign up for and customize your preferences for receiving mass email, text, and phone notifications from the district and your student's school(s). Specify how you wish to receive emergency, weather-related and general communications.

To download the free app, search your app store for:

Home Access Center

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Home Access Center FAQ

Student Progress Monitoring

Lakota's student and guardian portal for accessing individualized and comprehensive grades, attendance, and student contact information. Provided for one-on-one communication of important educational information among parents, students, teachers and administrators. 

To download the free app, search your app store for:
eSchoolPLUS Family

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Canvas Access Guide

Canvas FAQ for Parents

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Canvas Basics Video

Canvas Settings video

Online Instruction
Lakota's new Learning Management System is being used across Lakota classrooms K-12. Canvas provides our students with a unified platform for each participating course, including digital content, assignments, calendar, student collaboration capabilities, alerts and more. Parents can access Canvas as an observer at any time. All grades from assignments in Canvas will be posted in HAC.

Please see a description of the apps available in the Canvas Access Guide. To download your free app, search your app store for Canvas Parent or Canvas depending on which app you choose to download.

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Canvas App Guide for K-12 Parents
(Parent Directions)

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Canvas Parent App Guide for 2-12 Parents
WE are EmpowerED

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 1:1 Technology Students in Lakota's junior schools will participate in the district's 1:1 technology pilot during the 2018-19 school year.  N/A


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Lakota's "on demand" professional development portal that includes training segments on hundreds of topics including digital tools, career skills, time management and more.
At the start of each school year, your school will provide you with a flyer containing your login information.

EZ Pay

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Student Fees & Lunch Accounts

Online payment system allowing Lakota parents to make lunch account and school fee payments.



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Social Media

Follow Lakota on Facebook for our official district social media feed. 

Search your app store for: Facebook.

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Social Media Follow Lakota on Twitter for our official district social media feed.  Search your app store for: Twitter

Other Classroom-Supported
Digital Tools

Other Instructional Digital Tools
Your child's teacher or school may be using other digital tools for student instruction and will communicate this with you directly.