We would like to invite you to log into your PowerSchool account, and complete E-Registration. This is a new method we are using that will ultimately take the place of the Enrollment Form that you’ve been completing in years past. While we are not COMPLETELY paperless yet, we feel this is a vital first step in accomplishing that goal.
If you already have a PowerSchool Parent account, make sure you are able to sign in. If you have forgotten your username or password, click the ‘Having trouble signing in?’ link that appears on the login page, and answer the questions presented. The website address to sign in is https://powerschool.muscatineschools.org
If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent account, please create one. You’ll need your students’ Access ID and Access Password which you can get by calling the school where your student attends during normal business hours.
If you wish, you’ll have the opportunity to sit down with a member of our Technology Department to assist you with the creation of your PowerSchool account, and to go through E-Registration on registration day. A computer lab will be available at the High School specifically for this purpose.
There are many school districts in the state of Iowa using E-Registration. From the conversations we have had with some of these districts, we have discovered that parents and guardians love how simple it is to use, and how quickly it allows them to complete registration. With such encouraging feedback from districts already using it, we are confident that E-Registration will prove valuable to our community as well.
We’ve tried to anticipate some of the questions that may come up as we implement E-Registration, which we provide answers for here.
Q. If I register online through E-Registration, will I have to come to Muscatine High School on Friday, August 1 as well?
A. That depends on your needs. Here are some reasons why you may need to come to the site on registration day:
- You need to pay your school fees using a check or cash.
- If your student is in 9th-12th grade, they can come in to have their photo taken for their Photo ID.
- You wish to speak with somebody about specific questions you have regarding the upcoming school year.
- 9th-12th grade students may pick up their district-issued laptop.
Q. Is registering online mandatory?
A. No. If you’d prefer to go through the entire registration process in person, you may still do so on registration day.
Q. If I provide my information online through E-Registration, will I still need to complete the paper registration form?
A. No. Once you provide your data online, there will be no need for you to complete the paper registration form. You may still need to complete other supplementary forms such as athletic or medical forms which can be turned in to your student’s school.
Q. Is the information I submit online secure?
A. Yes. We are using a tie-in product to PowerSchool, which is an encrypted, secured system. Of particular note, PowerSchool is not vulnerable to the recent ‘HeartBleed’ OpenSSL bug featured in the media.
Q. Will I be able to pay fees online?
A. Yes, and the online payment system has NO finance charges or fees either. It accepts Credit/Debit cards only. (Most major credit card types, but not American Express)
Q. I did not receive a mass e-mail from School Messenger with a “Welcome Letter”, or my letter does not include my students’ Access ID or Access Password.
A. Please contact the school your child attends during normal business hours for assistance or you will have the opportunity to sit down with a member of our Technology Department to assist you with the creation of your PowerSchool account, and to go through E-Registration on registration day. A computer lab will be available at the High School specifically for this purpose.
Q. Can I use a mobile device to complete the E-Registration process?
A. While technically possible, we do not recommend it. The layout and amount of data works best when viewed on a laptop or desktop computer system.
For best results, we recommend using the most recent version of Safari, Chrome or Firefox.
In order to view the forms in PDF format, you may need the most recent version of Acrobat Reader at: http://get.adobe.com/reader/