Every student on Artsonia is assigned a unique parent code, which is a randomly-assigned sequence of letters and numbers. This code allows a parent to verify their identity, give consent for their child to display artwork publicly and use the Class Portal, and create a parent account.
The student's teacher distributes each student's unique parent code to his/her parent or legal guardian in one of two ways:
- Emailed parent codes
You may receive an email from Artsonia (on behalf of the teacher) seeking your parental consent. The email will contain the parent code as well as a convenient link that embeds the parent code. You must click the link contained in the email (or go to the parent section of the website and directly enter the code) to give permission for your child to participate in Artsonia.
- Printed slips
You may instead receive a printed slip from the teacher that was given to your child to bring home. The slip contains the parent code that you must enter into the parent section of the website to give permission for your child to participate on Artsonia.
Each parent code is one-time use and only allows a single parent to give permission and create an account linked to their child. If a second parent wishes to also create an account, they must have received a different unique code from the teacher via email or printed slip.
By granting permission and also creating a parent account, parents also gain access to approve visitor comments, view feedback from the teacher, and more.