How do I set up my school for year 2?

Congratulations on completing your first year of using Seesaw for Schools! Get ready for next year by viewing our Admin Basics School Set Up Webinar. Register for a live Webinar every Thursday at 12 PM PDT.

Set up your school

Step 1: Add missing IDs

If you have any students that do not have Student IDs yet, please add them before archiving your classes. Students must have Student IDs before you add your classes for next year.

You can view the students without IDs in the Assign Missing IDs section on the Admin Dashboard.

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Step 2: Archive last year’s classes

While signed in to your Admin Account, click on the “Archive Old Classes” link in the Admin Tools Section. Use the date selector to archive all classes created last year.

Your teachers will not have to archive their own classes.

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Step 3: Import new class rosters for this year

To move students to their new classes, you need to import a new class roster for this year via CSV import. (or Clever sync).

Follow the Class Roster Import instructions. As long as the student IDs match from year to year, the journal from last year will sync with this year's journal.

Note: If you have classes that you transferred to your school from the free version of Seesaw, you might want to export your Class List CSV. This will save you time when creating your classes for next year.  

Family access for year 2 of Seesaw for Schools

With Seesaw for Schools, parents or family members connect to their child's journal once and then stay connected for their entire time at your school.

When you create new classes in Year 2 with Seesaw for Schools, family access is turned OFF by default. This means that family members will not see any posts for their child, even if they are connected to their journal.

Once a teacher turns 'Enable Family Access' to ON for their class, any previously connected family members will start to get updates for their child and do not need to reconnect to their child. Teachers can also invite new family members at this time.

How to enable family access for a single class (admins and teachers)
  1. Sign in as a teacher.
  2. Click on your profile icon.
  3. Click on Manage Class.
  4. Turn Enable Family Access ON.
  5. Previously connected Family members will start to get updates. You can also invite any new parents at this time.
How to enable family access for your whole school (admins only):
  1. Sign in as an admin at https://app.seesaw.me.
  2. Click on Edit School Settings or the Gear icon (top right).
  3. Click on School Settings.
  4. Turn Enable Family Access ON.
  5. Save this setting.
  6. All previously connected family members will start to get updates. You can also invite any new family members at this time.
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