“Online registration is live now,” said Cleveland School District Supt. Dr. Jackie Thigpen. “Parents may feel free to register any time after they get their snapcode from the school.”
According to information released from the school district, in order to register a parent or guardian must go to their child’s school and pick up the 15 digit snapcode.
There will be a separate snapcode for each child.
A link is available on the district’s Web site for adults to register their children.
“Total time for registration should take no more than 10 minutes per child,” said Thigpen.
She said in order to provide computer access to all parents, each school will be open Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Thigpen asked that parents or guardians supply copies of current verification of residence, which may be uploaded or hand delivered to the school at the time of registration.
In addition, if not requesting a financial hardship waiver, school fees may be paid at the school office.
“The state requires that we verify residency every year,” said Thigpen. “If parents have the capability of uploading their residency documents, they may do so from home or whatever computer they are using. Then they will not have to bring them to the school.”
Thigpen added, “Returning student information is already populated. If there is a change in address or phone number, parents may change at (the time of registration).”
Students in first through 12th grade who are new to the Cleveland School will register at the central office located behind Cleveland High School and parents will need to bring two proofs of residency that are current as well as a report card.
For kindergarten students who are new to the district, parents/guardians will be able to register online at home or at the zoned school for first time kindergarten students.
Adults must upload or copy the following documents for your school: 2 proofs of residency, birth certificate, social security card, and the immunization Form 121 shot record.
In addition, all students entering the seventh grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough (pertussis) booster, aka Tdap vaccine, before entry into school in the fall.
Thigpen said if parents have any problems they may contact the school where their child will attend.
“As with any new process, there will be glitches, but the district and school staff will be available for support.
“I am confident that this will expedite the registration process,” said Thigpen.