PHS Technology Support

Online Textbooks

Current Hot Ticket Items:

Where do I check my grades?

Parent Information - Canvas and PowerSchool.pdf

Canvas is the main gradebook teachers will use to enter all grades for all assignments.

Teachers will only enter final Grading Period grades and Behavior/Effort grades into PowerSchool.

Attendance will still be taken in PowerSchool.


My laptop is locked, only has the "ladmin" login, or just has a loading bar that never loads anything:

You must bring that device to room F218 at Pattonville High School so we can run necessary security updates and release the device to you.

How can I access my digital ID?

Digital IDs will be distributed through your Pattonville email account. Check your inbox to access and download your digital ID. Once downloaded, save your ID to your device for easy access:

iOS Digital ID Instruction Video

Android Digital ID Instruction Video

What if I don't have any Canvas courses or Canvas says I have no account?

  1. Go directly to

  2. Be sure you are signing in with the proper credentials ( and Pattonville password)

  3. If you still have no account or no classes, fill out this form.

If you had a schedule change today, it may take up to 24 hours for that schedule change to reflect in Canvas.

Student Accounts

2022-2023 School Year

Digital Courses

Canvas is the primary digital learning environment. All your courses can be found by going to your Google Account, clicking the Google Apps Menu, and clicking on the Canvas icon.

Canvas Community Student Help Guide



Communicating with Faculty

Students can email all PHS faculty members by logging into their Pattonville Gmail account in a web browser or using the Gmail App on a mobile device, composing a new message, and typing in the faculty member's name.

Additionally, students can message their teachers using the Inbox in their Canvas account.

Other Frequently Asked Questions & Troubleshooting Tips

What if Zoom says I'm ineligible or I can't sign into Zoom?

Open the Zoom App

Click Sign in

On the right menu click the SSO sign in option

Use domain: psdr3-org

Then you can sign into Zoom and when you click Zoom links from your teacher it will let you in.

You may also get an email from Zoom to verify that you want to activate your account, so check your email also.

Zoom: I tried to join a Zoom session, but it's not working. What can I do?

  • You need the correct link. If you click a Zoom link and the Zoom app doesn't open it means that you might need to clear the cache in your web browser.

  • If you don't have a link or the link isn't working, you can also open the Zoom app and click Home > Join a Meeting and enter a Meeting ID and sometimes a passcode. If someone can send you that information via email or some other messaging you can still join.

  • You also want to make sure you signed into your PATTONVILLE Zoom account. Open in a web browser, sign into your Pattonville Google Account, click the "waffle" apps menu, click Zoom.

YouTube videos from my teachers won't play. What can I do?

    • Make sure you are signed into your Pattonville Google account and SIGN OUT of any other personal Google accounts.

    • If you are in Canvas, open a new tab and sign into YouTube. Then go back to the Canvas tab and refresh the page.

    • Quit (⌘Q) the browser and reopen it.

    • Restart your computer by clicking on the  and choose "Restart"

How do I properly disinfect my MacBook?

Video: Watch Dr. Hasheider Explain

  1. Shut down your MacBook

  2. Use a damp disinfecting wipe or dampen a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol 70%)... (you do not want it to be dripping wet)

  3. Run the wipe or cotton ball over they keyboard and trackpad. Allow to dry.

  4. For the screen you should use a slightly damp microfiber cloth to wipe the screen clean.

  5. For the outside of the device, you can wipe it down with a disinfecting wipe, but avoid any ports.