HVHS Blackboard Help For Parents
UPDATED: Parent access to RCPS Blackboard (9/10/2014)
A letter with parent account credential information was sent home on Sept 11th through first block classes. The letter contained account credentials for parent access to Blackboard.
Username and passwords have changed this year. Your parent account credentials from last year are no longer valid.
If you are ready to login to Blackboard click here
NEW: Usernames are not case sensitive. Passwords are case sensitive.
Instructions on how to switch between students in your family be found by clicking here.
parent/guardian is given an account that enables the user to access and view
student grades, class announcements and assignments for each of their
students who are enrolled in grades 9-12. You
will also be able to view middle school student accounts in your family but
may find class information to be more limited than your high school student
In order to login to this account, please visit http://blackboard.rcs.k12.va.us . To access your students courses use the account information found in the letter distributed during homeroom on the first day of school.
What will you find in your students Blackboard account?
You will find a Blackboard course space for each class your student is taking. You will also find two special course spaces that the HVHS staff uses to stay in touch with students. One is called TitanSpace and the other is a course maintained by the HVHS Guidance department. TitanSpace is used to post school wide daily announcements as well as a resource for students to find information on a variety or school and technology related topics.
You may also find a course space for a club, team or student organization that your HVHS student is active in.
Assignments, Announcements, Calendars, Rules
All RCPS teachers are required to use the course calendar to convey long range goals for their class to their students.
All RCPS teachers are required to use the course announcements to convey time sensitive information.
All RCPS teachers are required to post their course syllabus and classroom rules or policies into their Blackboard course space.
Many teachers at HVHS go above and beyond the minimum RCPS teacher requirements for Blackboard use. You may find that your student's teachers are using Blackboard to extend and enhance student's traditional educational experience.
The best resource for a parent on how to learn how use Blackboard is their very own Hidden Valley student. Sit down with your son or daughter and ask them to show you how to navigate Backboard.
What do I do if I get an "Invalid Credentials" error message when logging in?
Please make sure you are typing your credentials carefully. Check to make sure the "Caps Lock" is not on. Please remember that parent account usernames are not case sensitive but passwords are case sensitive.
I don't see my students grades, assignments or announcements...Who do I contact?
Please contact your student's teachers directly if you have a concern about missing class information. A list of all faculty emails can be found here
For security and confidentiality reasons, we can not give out account information over the phone or via email. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information.
Student Name, Grade, and last 4 digits of student ID
The email address you have provided RCPS as your primary email
Once the information is verified we can provide a copy of your credentials that can be picked up in the front office.
How do I reset or change my username and password?
At this time, passwords and usernames cannot be reset or changed by the user or administrators.
I have more than one student at HVHS, do I need account information for each student?
No. The parent account unifies all student information from your household in one location. It allows access to all of the students class information in your family. Please click here for directions on how to switch students.
I can see my son/daughter's account from the middle school but there is no class information.
Should you have any questions not covered here, please feel free to contact the HVHS Instructional Technology Resource Teacher Andy Clapper 562-3900 ext 22032
The levels of use in the middle school will vary from the high school. If you have questions about Blackboard use in the middle school, please contact your middle school's ITRT.