BCSD returning student update required, closes Wednesday, July 29
Published Tuesday, July 14, 2020
A required update and online registration process for returning students will open Wednesday, July 15 at 8 a.m., and remain open to all returning students through Wednesday, July 29.
The process for returning students will be completed online, and two proofs of residency will be required for each student returning to the district. Families who do not have reliable access to the internet can make an appointment at their child's school to use a device to complete the update/registration. Along with residency verification, parents and legal guardians will complete necessary registration forms and select the learning pathway for each child they are registering with the district.
"As we continue preparations to welcome our students back to school campuses and virtual classrooms, it is imperative that we receive each student's completed registration and learning pathway choice so that we are ready to resume school in August," said BCSD Superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram. "Additionally, as we plan to have students on our campuses as well as joining us online, teachers, principals and district representatives will need reliable and updated contact information so that we stay engaged and in communication with families to best serve our students."
Via the Returning Student Update link within BCSD Student Portal or BCSD Student Registration Page, parents and legal guardians will be able to review and update student information for their returning student and select their child(ren)'s learning pathway. The Parent Portal will be open for returning student registration but they will not be able to view current year schedules.
If the parent or legal guardian has not created a parent portal account or has forgotten their username or password, they are asked to contact the school(s) their child(ren) will attend for assistance or follow on screen help options. Parents of students new to the district that registered after April 2020 will need to await additional instructions from our Office of Technology. (additional info)
"Registering returning students is new to our BCSD families, but it is necessary to successfully prepare for this upcoming school year," Dr. Ingram added. "We are all navigating through very challenging times, and very much appreciate the support and understanding that we have received from our stakeholders since our closing in March. We want to ensure that we are as prepared as possible to serve our students and provide high quality instruction, whether that be in-person on our campuses or online in our virtual classrooms. We miss our kids, and we look forward to welcoming them back as soon."
If a returning student's registration is not completed by Wednesday, July 29, the student will automatically be enrolled in the blended distance learning pathway, which is an online learning pathway.
For more information about BCSD's empowered learning pathways please visit our back to school website. Parents and guardians can find additional information regarding documents accepted as proof of residency HERE.