Hunter School of the Performing Arts


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Canvas Parent Access Instructions

Canvas access allows parents to access their student's course and monitor assessment tasks, classwork and marks. 

Parents can now access Canvas via the Sentral Parent Portal - click the link under Applications or the Canvas Parent Access link on the Technology Access page of this site. The first time you access you need to click forgot password as we cannot sync the data for security reasons. 

  1. Connect your child in Sentral Parent Portal using the family key sent to you - search for Access Key in your emails. See tips at bottom of this page if you cant find the family key.
  2. Sentral will sync with Canvas overnight - you will need to wait until the next day to proceed further.
  3. Login to Canvas from within the Sentral Parent Portal or Parent Access link on this site - please don't login using the Teacher/Student Canvas Access button on the school website, this only works for staff and students. 
  4. The first time you go to Canvas click on forgot password as we legally can't sync passwords. 
  5. You will be sent an email from Canvas, please follow the directions in this email. 
  6. When you login to Canvas do not use the Microsoft Login button, this is only for staff and students.
  7. Should you have any issues, please email

Video instructions for Accessing Canvas and Sentral

What is Canvas? Introduction to the HSPA Learning Management System

Our technology team are contactable via email address above - please do not telephone the school with technology issues, as it is more than likely that we are on class and unavailable.


Family Key Issues?

If you can't find your family key please email with the following details: 

  • Subject: CANVAS ACCESS  
  • Content: your STUDENTS FULL NAME/S and the FULL NAMES OF PARENT/S requiring access.