Testimonials About Registration Gateway Online Student Registration

“Registration Gateway is the only provider to truly offer a system that can begin at the school of choice or lottery process, then take the parent experience to Online Registration and finally to Electronic Cumulative Folders. A true workflow engine, and not just a simple static forms package.”

— George Gatsis, Senior Vice President of Technology Platforms for Follett School Solutions

“We really like the export functionality. We used it a lot when we started having applications come in. But, it being our first year using Registration Gateway, I was nervous when my planned two week vacation landed on our launch date. In order to prepare, I created a few reports and scheduled an export to send to the necessary personnel first thing in the morning every day during my absence. This allowed for all involved departments and operations to run smoothly without missing a beat. It was really helpful!”

— Christine Potenza, Database Administrator, Passaic County Technical Institute

“Our enrollment projections, especially for kindergarten, are more accurate because of the immediate integration with Progress Book and our reports from Registration Gateway. These reports are also essential to staffing the schools appropriately. Live integration into ProgressBook gets the new student information to us immediately; thus each school building is able to schedule the student into classes within 24-48 hours. Our goal is always to get the student in classes as soon as possible.”

— Kathleen Verhest, Director of Technology, Brunswick City Schools (OH)

“SRC offers a fantastic program. It’s been great, and we expect that it will get better every year. Issues arise with every new system, but their team has been very receptive to change. Most of all, I’ve enjoyed the fact that they think outside the box and go well beyond what’s ‘normal’ and ‘standard.’”

— Katherine Caron, Registrar, Oxford Community Schools (MI)

“What we most enjoy about Registration Gateway is the clean data that we receive through it. We now have a more systematic registration process that is very helpful in allowing us to see what the needs are for enrolling students. Registration Gateway allows us to communicate across the district with incoming students’ information. We are able to notify our English Language Learning team, the McKinney-Vento Liaison, and special education team prior to the students beginning school, allowing for early intervention where needed.”

— Jesenia Castro, Director of the Office of Student Affairs, Brookline Public Schools (MA)

“We’re very happy with Registration Gateway. There have been cost savings in places you don’t really think about until they happen. We used to have to copy thousands of documents and forward them to individual schools, where they had to be filed. That’s all gone. One-hundred percent of it.”

— Beth Farletta, Office of Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Lawrence Township Public Schools (NJ)

“Parents have found the process easier than hand-written registration. We have completely eliminated the need for parents to fill out paper forms as well as ensuring parents entering the schools reside in the district through Registration Gateway’s Address Look-Up feature.”

— Holly Russo, Registrar, Portland Public Schools (CT)

“Parents either complete the registration information online before arriving at the registration office or they complete this part of the process at a work station located in the registration office prior to seeing the registration secretary. So we serve more people on a given day making the process more timely for staff and convenient for parents.”

— Carole Geary, Superintendent, Pleasant Valley School District (PA)

“The amount of time between enrollment and starting school, for students, has been greatly reduced. This is because we get better quality data in the first place by being able to sidestep deciphering parent handwriting, and because it forces the parents to fill out everything we need without skipping any questions. It also substantially reduced the amount of time parents have to spend in the office. The whole process of getting the student data from paper enrollment forms into PowerSchool has been completely stamped out, because of Registration Gateway’s data flow integration with our student information system. The data is simply uploaded to PowerSchool within moments after parent completion and administrator approval. All these cut backs have enabled us to enroll students and get them into classes much quicker.”

— Dawn Zatorski, Student Registration Coordinator, Lebanon (PA)

“The Registration Gateway Online Enrollment Solution flawlessly handled over 46,000 registrations on a single day. Everything we asked SRC to do, they were there to help us. I am very pleased with SRC.”

— Terrence Mixon, Executive Director of Student Support Services, Mobile County Public Schools (AL)

“Now, information just transfers into our student information system. The accuracy is there now, and it saves time for the registrars. There are multiple benefits from it.”

— Carolyn Frazier, Core Data Coordinator, Nixa Public Schools

“This is the only true paperless registration system.”

— Davida Pesick, Skyward SIS Manager, Walled Lake School District (MI)

“Registration Gateway has had its most valuable effect on improving the efficiency of communication between district departments. The minute student registration information is sealed [by a school employee], much of the data entry is automatically imported into our SIS, and trigger emails are automatically sent across the district.”

— Sally Sacks, Information Systems Analyst, Spring-Ford Area School District (PA)

“Using Online Enrollment with Registration Gateway cut back printing costs, paper and other supplies, and most productively, the amount we needed to pay additional staff and overtime salaries during the summer. We no longer have to run off copies of every single document for each department, they can simply find the information on their own.”

— Dawn Zatorski, Student Registration Coordinator, Lebanon School District (PA)

“We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from our Kindergarten parents. We put the web link out on our main page and 75 families found it and registered before we even made the announcement that the site was open. We did a phone/ email blast, and within the first 2 hours, we have over 300 students registered.”

— Jean McMullen, Technical Support Specialist, Fort Mill School District (SC)

“What makes Registration Gateway stand apart from other online solutions is the breadth to which SRC Solutions can customize a school’s program. Technical staff at SRC and Millburn work very closely in order to provide the most efficient implementation of Registration Gateway. Because the program can be tailored to solve any and all registration issues that stem from using paper, the program can morph to fit the needs of any individual student or parent.”

— Peter Lutchko, Registrar, Millburn Township Public Schools (NJ)

“We are glad we changed vendors and selected SRC. The difference between the previous vendor and SRC is like night and day. SRC Solutions is absolutely great and we love working with them. The capability and expertise of the Project Management team at SRC Solutions is impressive. The Deployment and implementation methodology is very logical and leaves little room for mistakes. The team knows what to do each and every step of the way, and if for some reason a new challenge pops up, they are quick to resolve and incorporate the solution into their process.”

— Francisco Felix, Director of Technology, Orange County Educational Arts Academy (CA)

“It is very cool to see all this information populated in PowerSchool!”

— Jill Rogers, Information Technology Services, Englewood Schools

“Registration Gateway has saved time for our school district in a couple of different ways. Parents of our district’s students have the option of enrolling online, which saves us time at the physical registration appointment, and also eliminates data entry for our registrars. Not having to decipher parents’ handwriting and other improvements to data accuracy also expedite the registration process.”

— Sally Tucker, Assistant Business Manager, Solanco School District (PA)

“Registration Gateway allows me to complete a new student registration in half the time. The returning student site will eliminate the tedious steps that each school does now sifting through emergency cards reviewing data that needs to be updated. This process will be smoother and create an accurate student information system.”

— Holly Russo, Registrar, Portland Public Schools (CT)

“The education system requires a tremendous amount of data and documentation, and Registration Gateway allows us to focus less on processing paperwork and more on what matters most — meeting the educational needs of our students. We now have a cost-efficient, secure registration process that allows for easy access to student files”

— Fil Santiago, Director of Staff Development and Technology, West Orange Public Schools (NJ)

“I have looked at many electronic registration systems that integrated with our student information system (PowerSchool). Registration Gateway provided the customized functionality desired at the same price of other competitor cookie-cutter products.”

— Lotsie Wooten, Supervisor of Technology, ELANCO SD

“Before we started using Registration Gateway, it sometimes took days to locate certain student documents. Now, it takes a couple of minutes.”

— Barbara Leaf, Student Services Manager, Walled Lake Schools (MI)

“We just finished kindergarten registration, and we averaged between 3 and 5 minutes per new student enrollment – compared to 30 with paper. Not only did it go faster, but it immediately gave principals an estimate of how many students would be in next year’s kindergarten class. In the past, they didn’t get that information until the end of summer.”

— Lindsay Sessions, Application Support Specialist, ELANCO SD

“It used to take me days to enter all of the information for our incoming kindergarten students. I probably spent about 30-40 minutes completing a single student’s registration. Many hours of time is saved by having the parents do all of the data entry, and there’s less of a chance for data entry error. After review, the file is sealed and all information is effortlessly moved over to PowerSchool. An entire registration, from parent to PowerSchool, takes less than 15 minutes.”

— Alana McCloskey, Morton Grove School District 70 (IL)

“Since all the information is submitted online BEFORE parents attend their registration appointment, we don’t have to waste time with data entry and we are able to ask relevant questions based on the information we already have. The process is definitely more efficient.”

— Kathleen Verhest, Director of Technology, Brunswick City Schools (OH)

“I just want to say I love the new build!  It is so clean and easy to follow, and I love the links to the policies!  I think the parents will be very happy.”

— Carolyn Frazierm PowerSchool Specialist, Nixa Public Schools

“Registration Gateway provides simplicity and flexibility for our parents and staff.  No other Online Registration solution could offer this for our district.  Registration Gateway provides a clear start to finish process for the parents with auto save on each page of the process.  In the past, we would end up with missing information  and that was very frustrating  for our registrars. They would get to the end of a registration and find that they were missing  20-30 missed items that we must have. Getting parents to come back to complete the process was frustrating.  With Registration Gateway this is never an issue.  We can get the information that we need and we can make fields required that we absolutely must have. Dillon School District Four is actively using Registration Gateway for our student registrations and parents are thrilled.  We just had a pre-enrollment for kindergarten and we have all the information we need even for our state Early Childhood information.”

— Paula Yohe, Director of Technology and Information Systems, Dillon Four School District (SC)

“[Registration Gateway] has been wonderful, patient and thorough…a pleasure to work with.”

— Cathy Monroe, Executive Secretary, Vermilion Local Schools
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