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Enrollment/Registration Information

Welcome to Muscatine Schools! Your child is entering a school district that prides itself on its mission “Every Student is a Success Story.” We thank you for your interest in our district and look forward to working with your student and your family. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the new student enrollment process below. Also listed below are links that you may find helpful as a new parent in our school community.

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Student Registration Timeline and Locations for the 2018-19 School Year

July 16, 2018 – PowerSchool Registration opens for returning families (online) and new families.

PowerSchool Registration Parent Guide

July 16, 2018, through the start of school (August 23, 2018) – Those requiring help with PowerSchool Registration can register at their home school*.  Staff is on hand Monday – Friday between 8 am and 4 pm.  (All families will complete the registration process via computer.)

August 1, 2018 – Extended Hours Available – On August 1, the schools will open at 10 am and stay open until 6 pm for those who work during the day and require assistance.  The only reasons a parent should have to come to a building on August 1st to register online are:

  • If you are unable to use PowerSchool Registration at home.
  • If you need help using PowerSchool Registration to register your student.
  • If you need help and you work hours that don’t allow you to come into the building during the normal 8 am to 4 pm times.

*Don’t know which attendance area you reside in? Visit the district’s School Boundary Look Up Tool. Type in the address of your child. If the address does not show an attendance center, call the Transportation Department at 563-263-7288. They will be able to help you.

*What if I want my child to attend a different school than the attendance center in which we reside?
You will need to apply for a Voluntary Transfer. Approval is based on enrollment at that particular attendance center. You may still register your student; however, the student will be temporarily placed in the attendance center in which you reside until approval of the transfer is received from the district office.

*What if I live in a different school district (Wilton, L&M, etc.) but want my child to attend Muscatine Schools? You will need to apply for an Open Enrollment. You will NOT be able to enroll/register your student until the Open Enrollment is approved by the approving district.

Preschool Registration

Our district preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds are full at this time. We do have some openings in the Community Partner Preschools such as Wonder Years, Happy Time, Guardian Angel and A Child’s Place. Head Start is full. Please contact the Community Partner Preschools directly or call Toni Schmitt at the district office at 563-263-7223 if you need further assistance.

Families with Existing Students

All families are required to use the PowerSchool Registration system.  As such, every family of a current MCSD student should already have a PowerSchool Parent account as well as an account with the online fee payment system, InTouch.  In order to complete the PowerSchool Registration, you will need to log in using that account.

If you need to add additional students (for example, a new Kindergarten student) to your existing PowerSchool account, you can do so by clicking the ‘Account Preferences’ button on the main menu in PowerSchool, and then the ‘Students’ tab. You will need an Access ID and Access Password for each student you need to add.  You can get that information by calling your student’s home school.

If you have forgotten your PowerSchool username or password, click the ‘Having trouble signing in?’ link that appears on the login page and answer the questions presented. PowerSchool will email you additional instructions assuming it matches the email address you provided on file.  If you do not receive any email messages within 10 to 15 minutes, try the other email addresses you have access to (Maybe a work email address you might have used?).  If you continue to have problems, please do NOT create a new account. Contact either your student’s home school for additional assistance or send an email to registration@mcsdonline.org and someone will be happy to help you.

You can also call or stop by your student’s home school for additional assistance or send an email to registration@mcsdonline.org.

Basic Steps for Families with Existing Students

Visit https://powerschool.muscatineschools.org/ and log in.

From the Parent Portal:

  1. Select the student you wish to register along the top
  2. Select the PowerSchool Registration icon on the left side.
  3. Agree to the terms and conditions
  4. Click the big GREEN  BEGIN FORMS button on the left side.
  5. Complete each page paying special attention to those fields marked required.
  6. You can always come back and finish if you need to, but once you submit any additional changes will need to be made by calling or visiting the school where your student attends.
  7. Complete this process for each student attached to your PowerSchool Parent account.
  8. Once you complete registration for each student, please visit our Online Fee Payment System, InTouch.

Helpful Resources

New Families to the District: What you will need to Register Your Child

  1. Name of previous school, city, and state (the secretary will fax a request for student records to your child’s previous school).
  2. Birth Certificate (for kindergarten only).
  3. Immunization Record.
  4. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Information:
    1. Name
    2. Preferred Phone Number
    3. Email Address
    4. Place of Employment
    5. Employer’s Phone Number
  5. Emergency Contact(s) Information:
    1. Name
    2. Phone Number
    3. Relationship to student
  6. Medical considerations and Medicines that need to be noted.
    1. Please visit our district Health Services page for additional information on screenings and immunizations required by the State of Iowa
    2. If your student has a chronic health condition (i.e. seizures, allergies, asthma, etc.) there are additional forms available on our Health Services page.
  7. Doctor and Dentist Name/Phone Number (if known).
  8. Court documents with information regarding the custody of the student or if the student is mentioned in a protection order (if necessary).

New Student (to the district) Registration Process

  1. New parents to Muscatine School District can register online using the PowerSchool Registration New Student Form (works on Mobile devices too!)
    (link: https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=14515&culture=en)
  2. For more help, please visit the PowerSchool Registration Parent Guide.
  3. If you don’t have access to a computer or smartphone, you can go to the building your student should attend and use one of our laptops!
  4. You’ll have the opportunity to securely upload a digital copy of your student’s birth certificate and immunization record through the registration process.  You can also bring a copy by your student’s school.
  5. After registering you will need a PowerSchool Parent account. You can email registration@mcsdonline.org or contact your student’s school to set one up. (PowerSchool is a web-based student information system that gives you access to information about your child’s assignments, grades, and attendance, and is used to register your students on a yearly basis.)
  6. You will need your PowerSchool Parent account in order to access, InTouch, the online fee payment system.
  7. Note: The online fee system (InTouch) will not be available until 30 minutes after the PowerSchool Parent account is created.

Helpful Links to Check Out and/or Bookmark!

General Student Fee Structure

School Supply Lists (for elementary)

Student Handbooks

Online/Offline Free/Reduced Fee Application  Scroll to the bottom of the Food & Nutrition web page for the application.

PowerSchool Public Portal – keep informed of your child’s academic progress and attendance.

School Calendar – Check here for event dates for individual buildings and the district OR you can subscribe to individual school calendars and dates will automatically appear on your own calendar (Google)!

Virtual Backpack – subscribe through the Stay Informed page so you don’t miss any flyers about programs/events of interest for your student from our local non-profits (The Community Y, Musser Library, Youth Sports, etc.).

Stay Informed – this is a great way to “stay informed” about school events through email notification. You can subscribe to one or more schools or district-wide to receive all school notifications.

School Closings, Delays, and Alerts – information on how to receive alerts about school closings and delays.

District Social Media Links – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest – these are another great way to stay informed about district news and events!

 

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