Parent Google Notifications versus Student Google Classroom Access

As a parent/guardian, you can get email summaries about your student’s activity in Classroom. Email summaries do not include grades. For grades, ask your student or access ALMA (only available if teachers have posted grades and often restricted during report card processing times)

In email summaries, you can review:

  • Missing work—Work not turned in when the summary was sent.
  • Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails).
  • Class activities—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers.

If there’s no activity to report or if a teacher turns off email notifications, you might not get an email summary. If for some reason you do not get invitations even when there is activity to report and email notifications are on, you may want to ask the teacher to re-invite you.

Learn more about guardian email summaries.

To clarify, when teachers invite parents/guardians, they cannot get into Google Classroom and see it as the students sees it. Instead, guardians get an email summary as noted above. If you wish to access Google classroom as your student does, either have them log in and show you what they see, or use their Google account to login as if you are them. If you are on a computer we recommend using a private/incognito browser window so it does not interfere with any logged in alternative (Google) accounts you may have signed in. On a mobile device you can install the Google Classroom app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

Guardian email summaries FAQ