The Cherokee County School District’s online system for registering new students - the New Student Gateway - opens to parents on April 16.
The Cherokee County School District’s online system for registering new students opened to parents on April 16, 2018!
The same new 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 here.
“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 of Schools Dr. Brian V. 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 easy process takes about 15 to 20 minutes, with the process even quicker 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 then have the opportunity to upload legally required documents for enrollment.
After entering all their 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.
This Gateway will remain open all year, so families can register students as they move to Cherokee County. Parents who missed the window for online kindergarten registration in March can register their children using the New Student Gateway. 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.”
New Student Gateway: Helpful Hints & FAQ
List of Legally Required Documents Needed for Enrollment in English and Spanish
Special Forms You May Need After Reviewing Required Document List:
Parental, Legal Guardian Declaration – English and Spanish
Residency Affidavit for Parents, Guardians Considered as Occupant
Residency Affidavit for Property Owners, Property Managers
Just for kindergarten parents:
Ready to Learn: 2018-19 Kindergarten at CCSD brochure in English and Spanish
Check out this great video about what kindergarten is like for students and teachers in CCSD!