Cherokee Tribune and Ledger News
Staff report, Apr 13, 2018
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The Cherokee County School District’s online system for registering new students opens to parents on April 16th, 2018.
The same paperless system that CCSD used in March to register kindergarteners for the 2018-19 school year will be open for all students who will be entering the school district for the first time. Parents can log in from home to the New Student Gateway via CCSD’s website at www.cherokeek12.net.
“Our new online registration system has been a great success in its first month, with thousands of kindergarteners already signed up and ready to go for the first day of school,” Superintendent Brian Hightower said. “This new system not only is easier for parents to use, it also significantly improves our staff efficiency, increases the accuracy of important information and decreases our paper waste. We’re excited about this next phase, and looking forward to opening the system to all returning CCSD families this summer to replace that dreaded stack of paper ‘first-day forms.’”
The process takes about 15 to 20 minutes, and faster for siblings after entering information for the initial student. Parents enter identification information, such as emergency contact names and numbers, into the secure system, and can then upload legally required documents for enrollment.
After entering information online, parents will schedule an appointment to bring their legally required documents to the school for verification to complete enrollment. If a parent is unable to upload the records from home, they can be scanned and uploaded by school staff during this appointment.
The gateway will remain open all year, and parents who missed the window for online kindergarten registration in March can register their children using the system. The final phase of the new registration system will go live in July for returning CCSD students’ families to use in place of completing paper “first-day forms.”
For more, visit bit.ly/CCSDgateway.