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School district moves to online student registration

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Delta County Joint School District #50 has expanded its online registration process for the 2016-17 school year. In the past, the Registration Gateway has been used for new students; now it's open to both new and returning students.

"New" students include those students who recently relocated to Delta County, as well as students who are moving from one community to another within Delta County.

The process begins with a visit to deltaschools.com. Registration takes 15 to 30 minutes. New students must wrap up registration at their school; an appointment will be scheduled for that visit online.

Families of returning students will need their username to log in to their student's PowerSchool number. The username was provided in a letter from each student's school. The password for each student is their date of birth, including slashes (example: 02/25/2000).

Parents will need to log in separately for each student to be registered, using their respective login information.

At a recent school board meeting, school board member Jill Jurca had high praise for the process. She was out of state, and was able to register her daughter for high school in just 10 minutes.

Parents without internet access are invited to stop by their child's school, where computers will be available for registration.

"In this transition year, we're offering both ways to register," said superintendent Caryn Gibson. Parents who come in to school will still go through the online registration process, but staff members will be present to guide them through the process. On page B4 of this week's edition, the school district has listed registration dates and times for each school.

"We really look forward, in future years, to registering students in the spring," Gibson said. "That will be helpful for staffing for the next year."

Also available online are school supply lists for each school in the district.

The first day of the 2016-17 school year is Monday, Aug. 22.

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