Quick Tips for Parents

Login Info

First Time Edsby Users

All parents will receive an email from Edsby with login instructions.

  • Username: your email address
  • Password: create your own
  • If you have not received an email, please contact the school. Ensure that you have or can provide the school with a current email address.

Mobile Device Access

  • Download the Edsby app
  • Enter the server address: GSSD and hit NEXT
  • Sign in with your username (email address) and the password you created

Please contact the school office for more information.

Setting Notifications on a Mobile Device

Set Notifications to ensure you are notified of the important things happening within your school, as well as messages, classes, calendars, and group updates.

  1. Open the Edsby app
  2. Click the menu icon (three horizontal lines: top left)
  3. Select SETTINGS
  4. Select NOTIFICATIONS
    1. Click on each hyperlink to set notifications for School, Student & Groups
    2. Review each setting
    3. Recommendations: On Notification Bell & On Mobile for each section
  5. Select OTHER SETTINGS to change the Language Preference

Mobile Settings to Access Edsby Attachments

Attachments cannot be accessed from the Edsby app unless the following requirements are completed.

  1. Make sure your Edsby app is updated to the latest version
  2. Ensure you have allowed Files and Media from your Mobile Settings for the Edsby app

Navigating The Parent Account

News River

The News River at the top of the Edsby Home Screen provides parents with the news regarding the Division and each school they have children at:

  • Scroll to navigate through the articles
  • Clicking an article from the News River opens the full article
  • Ensure that you have set up your mobile device to open attachments (see previous instructions)

Calendar

Selecting CALENDAR opens the school calendar for parents to view.

School Information & Communication

School and Division pages can be accessed by clicking the menu in the top left of your mobile home screen and selecting the name of the school.

Select information to view:

  • Key Contacts
  • School Staff
  • Contact Information for the School
  • School Document Library

Parents can quickly message any of the key contacts and school staff in Edsby by clicking their name, opening their mini-profile, and clicking SEND MESSAGE.

Quick Links

Quick Links are accessible for various information such as Bus Status, SchoolCash, etc., from the LAUNCHPAD by clicking the MENU in the top left of your mobile screen.

Managing Multiple Children

If parents have multiple children, they will all be merged into one Edsby app/account. The Edsby invitation must be accepted for each child.

On the parent Home Screen, you will see a list of your children. Parents can scroll through each of their children and view the various options they have:

  • Plan an absence
  • View their classes & progress
  • View recent activity
  • Calendar events

These quick links are the best way to stay up to date on each child.

Viewing Student Grades and Work (Grades 7-12 only)

To view a detailed list of your child’s upcoming assessments and progress in class:

  1. Select CLASSES under the name of your child on your Home Screen
  2. Select the MY WORK or NEW RESULTS button under a class name
    1. View any class assessments and any grades the teacher has shared

Viewing Report Cards on the Mobile App

Open the Edsby app

  1. Click on CLASSES
  2. Select VIEW REPORT CARD at the end of the class list
  3. A pop-up will open with the report card
  4. If it is a blank, click on the drop down in the top right-hand corner
  5. Select term (school name) to access the report card

Note: Scroll back and forth to see the full report card.

Tip: Using your web browser to login to Edsby (gssd.edsby.com) instead of the Edsby app to view a report card will allow you to see the document in full without having to scroll.

Entering a Student Absence

Edsby enables parents to inform the school of any child's absences right from their mobile device.

To Submit an Absence for a Student:

  1. Open Edsby App
  2. Scroll to the child's name
  3. Choose an option: Absent Today or Plan an Absence
  4. If the child is going to be away for the whole day for the current date, the parent should click ABSENT TODAY and fill out the form
  5. If the child is going to be away for a partial-day for the current date, full or partial-day in the future, or for multiple days:
    1. Select PLAN AN ABSENCE
    2. Complete the form
    3. When finished, a submission receipt will be sent to the parent's mailbox in Edsby
    4. Once the school office has reviewed and approved the absence, parents will receive a notification and the submission receipt will change to Approved. Parents can also view it from the child's personal calendar.

Note: If you have multiple children, this process needs to be done individually for each child.