The 2016-17 school year is quickly approaching for the Muscatine Community School District (MCSD).
The district introduced E-Registration two years ago, a feature of PowerSchool, which allows you to register your student(s) online for the upcoming school year. Again this year, all students are required to be registered using this feature. E-Registration will open in your PowerSchool account on Monday, July 11, and will be available through the first day of school, Monday, August 23. You can register your students and pay school fees online at any point during this time frame.
New students enrolling in the Muscatine Community School District should visit our Enrollment Information page.
All families were required to use the E-registration system for the 2015-16 school year. As such every family of a current MCSD student should already have a PowerSchool account as well as an account with the online fee payment system, InTouch. In order to complete the E-registration system for the 2016-17 school year you will need to login using the same PowerSchool account.
If you need to add additional students 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. 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 email@example.com.
The PowerSchool website address is https://powerschool.muscatineschools.org
August 1, 2016, Registration
On Monday, August 1, 2016 from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm there will be a registration day at Muscatine High School for those parents who are having difficulty with their PowerSchool Accounts, cannot register online from home, or cannot visit your student’s home school during the month of July. We will have computers available and helpful people ready to assist you with the E-Registration process. We will also have staff on-site from each of our departments to help you with any other questions or concerns you may have.
You are not required to go to the High School on August 1, 2016 – the only reasons you may need to come to the High School are:
- You have no computer or access to the internet at home and are unable to visit your student’s home school during the month of July,
- You need additional help with the E-Registration process and are unable to visit your student’s home school during the month of July,
- You need to speak with school personnel about specific concerns or questions (i.e. food service, transportation, etc.)
*If you have e-registered either at home or at your student’s home school, you do not need to go to the district-wide registration at the high school on August 1.
Please note, high school student photos will be taken on:
- Friday, August 12, 2016, from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Commons,
- Tuesday, September 6, 2016, from 7:00 am – 11:30 am in the Commons Foyer,
- Monday, October 3, 2016, from 7:00 am – 11:00 a.m. in the Commons Foyer.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve tried to anticipate some of the questions that may come up, which we provide answers for here.
Q. After I register online with E-Registration, will I have to come to Muscatine High School on Monday, August 1, 2016 as well?
A. No. If you need to pay fees using a check or cash, turn in any paperwork, or would like to speak with somebody about specific questions you have regarding the upcoming school year, you are welcome to do so, but these things can be done at any time at your student’s home school – you are not required to take care of them on August 1.
Q. Is registering online mandatory?
A. Yes. If you do not have a computer or internet access at home, you can come to your student’s home school beginning July 11, 2016, and use one of our computers.
Q. After I provide my information online through E-Registration, will I still need to complete the paper registration form?
A. No. We are no longer using a paper enrollment form to re-enroll students.
Q. Is the information I submit online secure?
A. Yes. PowerSchool uses the same encryption technology that is used by banks and other secured systems.
Q. What forms of payment can I use online?
A. The online payment system accepts credit/debit cards only. (Most major credit card types, but not American Express) It also has NO finance charges or fees.
Q. My student already has a PowerSchool account, can I use it to complete E-registration?
A. No. The student PowerSchool accounts are not designed for e-registration. The demographic and other information available to parents/guardians, as part of the e-registration process, is limited to parent/guardian access only.
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 any other questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.