This year, the Conway Public School District moved our registration process completely ONLINE using a company called “Registration Gateway.” “Registration Gateway” works with more than 1,700 schools throughout the country doing online registration for students. Additionally, they have a state-wide implementation here in Arkansas providing services throughout all counties for the Department of Human Services. Conway Schools has been very impressed with their services and we are proud of our partnership with them. This system is designed to save the district a tremendous amount of time and money, and offers parents the opportunity to complete this process from home at their convenience.
We began with our Kindergarten Registration in April and are now doing Registration for all RETURNING STUDENTS in the Conway School District. Returning registration opened Wednesday May 13th and there is not a closing date. We would like parents to register their students as soon as possible, with a goal of having them registered before the end of this school year. This registration helps us determine class sizes for next year and is very important as schools make decisions for hiring, transportation, etc.
It is important to note that this registration is required before a student is considered “enrolled” for the 2015-16 school year. Until a parent completes the online registration—their child cannot be put on a class list for elementary, or given a schedule for secondary.
The process is very straightforward. Every student received a letter to take home to their parent/guardian this week. It gave them a “master login and password” to use for registration. The letter also contains a link to the registration website. Parents/guardians log on to the site, enter their user name and password (these are case-sensitive), and fill out their child’s information. If you did not receive a letter, please call your child’s school.
We have discovered that there are some parents/guardians who received different logins for the different children living in their household. Our goal is for each household to have just ONE login for all their children. We will fix this and issue new logins for these families. For now, please use the logins given for each child to register that child.
If a parent/guardian has specific questions, he/she should call their child’s school. For example, if a name is listed incorrectly, or a birthdate, these are things that must be changed in person---and this will have to be done at the school building, by the parent/guardian.
At the end of online registration, Registration Gateway will prompt you to go through a checklist of your updated information. After you have done so, it should say “done” at the bottom. If you see that, you may press “logout.” After you logout, your child is registered for 2015-16 in Conway Public Schools. Students in grades K-7 will bring their proof of residence to their school building in August.
Parents/guardians should keep their “master login and password” in a safe place after completing the registration. They will need it for our upcoming Conway Public Schools Mobile App, and to use the Home Access Center next year. In August, parents/guardians will be able to log in to find out their child’s teacher (elementary) or see their schedule (secondary.)
More information about Registration can be found on our website at http://www.conwayschools.org/registration.html.
This first year for online registration will be a learning curve for all of us, but we are confident in the huge benefits of this new process. We thank all of our parents for their cooperation and support in this and everything we do for our students.
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