Technology FAQ: Parents

The role and responsibility of our CUSD Technology Department is to serve the staff, students, and school sites by ensuring that instruction is uninterrupted.

We make sure that all staff and students have service they can rely on and support structures in place so that all users have confidence in utilizing the available tools.  Lastly, we are forward-thinking by paying attention to what is changing, what will change soon, and how that will affect staff & students inside and outside the classroom.

As deemed by the Governing Board, our goal and mission is to create a personalized education for every child. We realize that for the first time in human history, technology has evolved to be able to create a 1 teacher to 1 student (1:1) environment. Distinct programs can now be created to help each unique student learning need.  Partly we do this through our Bring Your Own Device Program (BYOD). This longstanding and growing initiative enables students to use a wide array of devices to assist them in their education.  At the same time our technicians teach and support our staff, teachers, and administration in the best practices and abilities of the technology. To support as many types of devices as possible we have invested in a powerful infrastructure: the backbone is a fiber optics network, a uniform and centrally managed cluster of physical and virtual servers, ubiquitous wireless access for all mobile devices in all locations, computer labs (both PC and Mac based), and mobile netbook carts scattered throughout all schools. With the help of technology we strive to provide the best learning environment for each student.

CUSD uses learning tools as well as communication tools to keep students and parents informed about various events throughout the district.  Click here to read a description of the systems and tools used and how to best use them.

Click here for the link to login to Synergy ParentVUE.  Your Synergy ParentVUE account must be activated prior to logging in.  If you have not yet activated your account, visit your school site front office with a picture ID to pick up an activation code.  If you have forgotten your Synergy ParentVUE password, click here.  
Click here for the link to login to your Parent PowerSchool (formerly Haiku) Account.  Your Parent Haiku Account must be activated prior to logging in.  Instructions for activating your Parent Haiku Account can be picked up at the school site front office.  If you have forgotten your Parent Haiku Account password, click this link and click "Forgot Your Password" on the right-hand side. REMINDER: Parents login to Haiku on the right-hand side of the Haiku login screen.
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Login to PowerSchool and click for your account information profile in the upper right corner of the screen.  Click here for more information about logging in to PowerSchool.
Online registration will be provided through a new portal this year, making it easier to enter information into the system.  Click here for continued updates and information about registering your student.