PowerSchool Helps the Person County School District Go Green with Online Student Registration
Person County School District selects PowerSchool for a customized online student registration solution to improve efficiency and parent satisfaction
August 16, 2016 — Folsom, CA — PowerSchool designed and developed an online solution for North Carolina’s Person County School District to replace a time-consuming, paper-based process for student registration. With PowerSchool Registration, families of the 4,700-student district can conveniently enroll and register their children online, giving school staff access to accurate and up-to-date information by the first day of school.
“Both our parents and school staff were spending a lot of time managing paperwork every year. PowerSchool Registration provides us with the opportunity to improve efficiency, accuracy of student data, and engagement with our families,” said Priscilla Thompson, Student Information Systems Coordinator for the Person County School District.
The electronic format allows families who have more than one child in the district to ‘snap’ data from one student to another. SmartForm™ technology, an intuitive tool built into the solution, collects relevant data based on previously entered information or choices (grade, activities, medical history, etc.). The data submitted by families is reviewed, polished, and formatted to meet district policies and then delivered into the PowerSchool student information system, resulting in up-to-date records on the first day of school.
“We use PowerSchool’s student information system, and by implementing PowerSchool Registration, we are providing our families and school staff with one solution to log into for managing a number of processes,” said Thompson. “We have launched a cost effective solution, eliminating over 30 sheets of paper per student, catapulting us into a technology-driven world to efficiently serve our entire school community.”
Online registration for the Person County School District recently launched. Families of high school and elementary school students should have received a notice with their child’s snap code to enroll or register children for school. Parents of middle school students will receive student snap codes on August 22nd. Parents of new students are encouraged to visit the district’s website to complete this process for the upcoming school year.
All schools will have an open lab with scheduled times for parents who wish to register students online at the school. Schools will notify parents via email and school connect calls of available dates and times.
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