NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
We’re always excited to help new SCS students get enrolled. Whether a student is planning to attend their zoned school or is approved for one of our many school choice options, registration is required if the child is brand new to the District.
A PowerSchool parent account is required for all new student registration. Due to the current District closure and guidance from health officials to practice safe social distancing, we are allowing families to request a PowerSchool account by emailing iChoose@scsk12.org.
- Send an email to iChoose@scsk12.org with the subject line "2020-21 New Student Registration."
- The email must contain a copy of the parent/guardian's valid driver's license or state-issued ID.
- Two approved proofs of residence must be submitted with the email, such as:
- - Current MLGW bill or municipal water bill
- - Lease/rental agreement
- - Mortgage statement/deed
- - Public assistance/government benefits
- - Real estate tax receipt
- - Shared residence verification can only be done in person and is not available at this time.
- The student's Birth Certificate must be submitted with the email. A social security card is also preferred, but not required.
- Record of required immunizations and physical must be submitted prior to school starting.
Once all required information is received, a member of the registration team will be in touch to verify and provide an access code to create your PowerSchool parent so you can complete registration for your new student online. Emails submitted without the required documents and a photo ID will not be processed. Additional information will be shared at a later date regarding in-person assistance for parents who are not able to email/upload documents online.
* Please note, current SCS Pre-K students who will be entering Kindergarten are considered new students, so please follow the steps for new student registration.
View frequently asked questions for new students.
RETURNING STUDENT INFO UPDATES
Current SCS students are not required to register each year, but student information must be reviewed and verified each year. Parents can easily review and make updates to their student's information in PowerSchool.
- Home address, parent/guardian phone numbers & email addresses
- Emergency contact information
- Student health information
- Consent for photos & filming
- Personal data sharing preferences
If your child previously attended SCS, but his/her most recent school was not an SCS school, he/she is still considered a returning student. You will just have to make updates to their personal information using your PowerSchool parent account.
If your child is applying for a school choice transfer (General Choice or Optional Schools) from one SCS school to another, he/she does not have to register. If the school choice application is approved, you can easily update your child’s information using the Returning Student Updates link in your PowerSchool parent account.
View frequently asked questions for returning students.
WHAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER
- Parents must have an active PowerSchool To request an account, send an email to iChoose@scsk12.org and follow the steps in the New Student Registration section above. For help, contact the Parent Welcome Center at (901) 416-5300.
- Students must have two (2) approved proofs of residence. Any student (new or returning) whose home address changes must submit proof prior to the start of the school year. See requirements and acceptable proofs here.
- Students must have proper proof of required immunizations and physicals or an approved exemption on file to attend school. All students (new and returning) entering Kindergarten and 7th grade must submit proof of immunizations. See requirements and acceptable proofs here.
- New students registering for an approved school choice (General Choice or Optional Schools) should have their approval notice at the time of registration.
- New students entering SCS Pre-K must make an appointment for application review after applying online. Students must turn 4 by August 15 to be eligible. View additional application information here or call (901) 416-3450.
- Confirm if your child requires bus transportation at the time of registration. Please note, transportation is only provided for zoned schools, not transfers.
View transportation eligibility guidelines here.
The Parent Welcome Center is open Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., to assist families with registration and many other school processes and student services.
- Parents must have an active PowerSchool account to register.
- PowerSchool Setup & Account Help
- Student Registration
- School Choice Application
- English Language Support
For General Support: (901) 416-5300 | SCSHelp@scsk12.org.
For Pre-K: (901) 416-3450 | email@example.com
For General Choice Transfers: (901) 416-6007 | firstname.lastname@example.org
For Optional Schools: (901) 416-5338 | SCSOP@scsk12.org
3-25-20Here are your latest SCS updates!*School/District Closure - https://scsk12.org/newsroom/#/article/1164…*Learning Guides - http://scsk12.org/instructionalresources/index…*Video Lessons - https://scsk12.org/newsroom/#/article/1166…*Pre-K - http://scsk12.org/prekStay informed with the latest updates at http://scsk12.org/coronavirus.
Starting tomorrow (3/23/2020),
will take over all SCS meal locations. The YMCA is providing the food and distributing with its own staff. We are extremely appreciative for their critical support! Learning guides will also be available Mon-Tues.
Parents and Faculty,
I hope everyone is taking all precautions to be safe and maintain you and your family in the best health possible.
SCS DISTRIBUTION SITES
Families who do not have internet access may visit these sites every Monday and Tuesday while schools are closed, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., to pick up printed student learning guides.
It goes without saying that this pandemic virus, COVID-19, has changed how students are educated around the world and especially in Shelby County. As a result of this new full-blown pandemic, we will have to become more innovative in the ways we educate our children. I realize that many of these changes have and will continue to cause a degree of inconvenience and discomfort for our entire learning community; but, we must remain diligent, resilient, and committed to educating children.
Instructional Supports: We are committed to providing instructional support to our students while schools are closed. It’s very important that students continue to participate in learning activities so they don’t fall behind, so we have developed a variety of resources that can be accessed easily from home. This new website dedicated for instructional resources, includes grade level-specific learning guides and online learning tools, like iReady, Edegenuity, ACT, and Kaplan. We have also included general assistance information, like Homework Hotline and our Parent Welcome Center. Additionally, we will be distributing printed weekly learning guides Monday and Tuesday at all of our meal distribution sites for families who do not have internet access or devices (see locations below).
Partnership Support: We are grateful for the support offered by businesses and community organizations related to COVID-19. In response, we have developed the SCS COVID-19 Relief Fund to best support the academic needs of our students. The goal of this fund is to alleviate digital barriers between many of our families and the online academic resources available. Click here for more information.
Shelby County Schools (SCS) is working closely with the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) to make sure families and staff have facts about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus.) Families and employees are encouraged to review these accurate facts from the SCHD about how the virus spreads and recommended steps for prevention. According to the CDC, there is no evidence that children are more susceptible. Families and staff can take steps as they would to prevent spread of flu or the common cold, including frequent hand-washing, the use of hand sanitizer, staying home when ill and covering the mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing.
The Health Department has launched a hotline number for questions about the novel coronavirus: (901) 692-7523. The number is staffed during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After-hours calls will be returned on the next business day. For more information about novel coronavirus, visit: www.shelbytnhealth.com or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
Follow these five steps to wash your hands the right way from the CDC. Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
Remember to take care and always feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or needs.
We at Oakshire Elementary, want to express how much we miss our students. We hope that you all are taking all necessary precautions and keeping everyone including yourself safe. Please continue to work with your child(ren)’s education while the world deals with this pandemic.
Students have assignments in i-Ready tailored to their learning styles that will help to continue their progress to proficiency. Students also received learning packets before they left school. I promised students several things if they complete their assignments with 80% proficiency. I am going to add some more special incentives, so please encourage them to continue working on i-Ready.
Please email me if you need your child’s i-Ready username.
Here are some other links:
SCS Resources Page
PRINTED LEARNING GUIDES CAN BE PICKED UP EVERY MONDAY AND TUESDAY WHILE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED, 11 A.M. – 1 P.M., AT THE SITES LISTED BELOW.
i-Ready for Grades K-8
· For ELA & Math Lessons
· Student Login: https:/clever.com/in/scs
· Student Username: 6-Digit PowerSchool ID
· Student Password: Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY)
· Recommended Usage: Complete 45 minutes of daily instruction for both reading & math
· Tutoring for All Grades
· Available Online & by Phone M-Th, 4-8 p.m.
· (901) 416-1234 or www.HomeworkHotline.info
Parent Welcome Center
· General Info & Assistance
· Available M-F, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
· (901) 416-5300 or SCSHelp@scsk12.org
· General Info & Assistance
· Available M-F, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
· (901) 416-5300 or SCSHelp@scsk12.org
Take care and please reach out to me with any concerns or needs that I may be of assistance,
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