Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

(click on the question for the answer)




I am a parent, how do I get a login for Canvas and MyPLAN?

An informational letter with a new user account name and password was sent to all parents of secondary students (grades 6-12). If you did not receive this letter, have misplaced it, or if you are a parent of a new student enrolled after start of school, please visit the website to retrieve their username or select a new password.

I am a student, how do I get a login for Canvas and MyPLAN?

Student accounts are made automatically with student ID numbers for the username and a default password. The username and password you use for logging in at school is the same for Canvas and MyPLAN Portal.

Students please note: When you reset your District password at school and answer your challenge questions, you are also changing your Canvas and MyPLAN password! To reset your password, go to

I cannot remember my parent account password; what do I do?

Go to and follow the instructions.

How can I get my student's GRID Code?

Students can ask any of their classroom teachers for this information OR parents can access the information from the MyPLAN Portal.

I have several children in the Poway School District. Why did I only receive one login?

This account enables parents to view all their children's information under one login through Canvas or MyPLAN Portal.


What browser should I use?

Preferred Browsers ~ IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari 5. Please keep your browser current.

Do I need Pop-up Blockers disabled?

Yes, Pop-Up Blockers need to be disabled 

Do I need a Java plugin?

Yes, you need JAVA plugins ~ Please visit this site to confirm you have what is needed:

What System Requirements do I need for MyPlan?

A system check is provided on the login page. Here is the direct link:

Technology and Innovation Social Media 

 Twitter    instagram   YouTube

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights English  Spanish | Professional Standards

Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights  |  Uniform Complaint Notification & Williams Procedure

POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800