Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education PowerSchool Enrollment Phase 4 Implementation

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Memo Number
RT-22-006
Memo Date
9/20/2021
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Research & Technology
Regulatory Authority
Response Required
NO
Attention
Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Technology Coordinators; General Business Managers; Bookkeepers; School Counselors; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND)

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The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education/Division of Research and Technology will be opening another phase for use of the PowerSchool Enrollment application (PSE). School districts who are interested in utilizing the PowerSchool Enrollment application may apply for phase four now.

PowerSchool Enrollment is an online registration tool that allows parents to register their student(s) by completing an online registration form that has upload capabilities for documentation, such as birth certificate, proof of residency, shot records, home language survey, and more. The Enrollment tool gives school districts the capability to allow parents of new students and returning students (those currently enrolled) to input demographic information online avoiding the duplicative paper processes.  Information from the online enrollment portal is then uploaded to eSchoolPlus after being verified by district personnel.

There will be an opportunity for districts to use the Enrollment application for the pre-registration phase for kindergarten round-up in February, 2022. To be considered, please complete the attached form and return it by October 8, 2021 via fax to 501-682-5035 or by email to adehelpsms@ade.arkansas.gov. Applying districts will be required to adhere to specific guidelines and processes to ensure a successful implementation of the Enrollment Application. The selected districts will be required to attend training sessions for key district personnel, submit required documentation, have district communication plans for parents/community, and have additional support components to assist with a smooth transition from paper to online processes. Due to the increased workload for transitioning schools to the Enrollment Application (PSE), there may be a limited number of slots available for districts; therefore, please apply early if interested. APSCN will notify the district's contact person (listed on the application form) of their application status by November 1, 2021.

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