FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Parents being notified as district begins
fourth year of online student registration
BEAUFORT – Parents of the Beaufort County School District’s 22,000 students are being notified this week that the district’s online student registration system for the 2016-17 academic year is open for business.
“The thing we continue to hear from parents is that they appreciate being able to register from home and not having to come to their children’s schools to fill out paper forms,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss. “Our schools like it because they reduce the paperwork associated with back-to-school registration.”
Using PowerSchool Registration (previously known as InfoSnap), parents can access customized online forms for each student to update student information, provide emergency contact and vital medical information, read and agree to important notifications and sign up for special school services.
As an added bonus, parents with more than one child in district schools can copy many basic registration materials rather than filling out separate forms for each child.
Parents receive a unique “Snapcode” for each child enrolled in a district school. Snapcodes are being sent by e-mail to the families of nearly 17,500 students with registered e-mail accounts.
Parents log into the PowerSchool Registration site using the link provided in the e-mail or letter and create an account similar to what they currently do in the district’s “Parent Portal” system. Parents must complete all of the information required before submitting the form, but uncompleted work can be saved and accessed later by logging back into their account. Once the form is submitted, parents will be asked if there is another student to register. Information that is applicable can be copied from the first child’s form to the second child’s.
Parents who don’t have e-mail accounts, who face language barriers or need assistance can register at their children’s current or future schools. District schools have multiple computers dedicated to PowerSchool Registration, and parents can sit down with school personnel to complete their children’s registrations.
Parents will still be required to provide “proof of residence,” either in person at their children’s schools or by submitting the necessary forms by mail. There’s also a third option for parents because proof of residency forms may now be uploaded using PowerSchool Registration.
If a student is new to the school district, the parents will also need to visit the school first to obtain their “Snapcode.”
Parents are encouraged to complete registrations before the beginning of the school year.