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Registration and Enrollment Overview For Grades 1-12
To enroll a Kindergarten student, please click on the Kindergarten tab while on the school's website
The North Santiam School District has transitioned to using the online software Registar ® as part of the enrollment process. This system enables parents and guardians to efficiently update information for returning students or enter the necessary information to enroll. The enrollment process has seven steps but not all will apply to every student. Registar was formatted to work best on a computer or chromebook but users can still access it with smartphones and tablets although they may not experience the same ease of use. Computers are available at all schools and the district office by appointment and only during regular business hours. Printed registration materials are available upon request at all schools.
Please note that proof of residence is required when enrolling in NSSD for the first time. Proof of age and documentation of at least one round of required vaccinations is also required for Kindergarten.
If you are new to the area, you may want to confirm your address is within the NSSD boundaries and if so, which campus is considered your "resident school". You can click on the map below to view the NSSD boundaries map.
DISTRICT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you live inside these boundaries but wish your student to attend another school district or a different school within NSSD OR you live outside our boundaries but wish to attend NSSD, please contact the Superintendent's office at 503-769-4928 or at email@example.com. Students residing outside NSSD will also need to obtain a release from their resident school district.
Transfers into or within NSSD may be limited due class sizes at your school of choice. Likewise, it is advisable to contact an outside school district first to ensure they are accepting transfers into their district at your student's grade level(s).
As of the 2020-21 school year, NSSD is no longer releasing students to online charter schools such as OR Connections Academy or Silvies River Charter School as the District has now reached the limit of students allowed by law who are already enrolled in these institutions (this does not apply to parents wishing to homeschool their students using their own curriculum). In addition to reaching the maximum cap, NSSD also now has it's own virtual learning platform called Options Academy! Click HERE for more details.
Step by Step Directions for Parents & Guardians~
STEP 1 - INPUT STUDENT INFORMATION IN
Click on the Registar ® link to begin completing the registration section. Please note an email address is required in order to register as a user. If you are registering a student who is currently enrolled in NSSD, you will need your "PIV/PINNACLE USERNAME". This is the same number used to log into the Pinnacle Grades Viewer on school websites. Prior to the annual re-registration process, schools will also send out a communication with this information. Computers will be available by appointment at each school and the district office for those who need internet access and a device to complete the registration process. Printed packets are also available at all schools for those who do not wish to enroll electonically.
Once the process is completed in Registar, you will be directed back to this website to finish completing any needed forms. Please read through steps 2-6 to determine which District-wide forms apply for your student(s). You can choose to print the forms you need or save them to your device and send them via email to the applicable school offices once you've completed all the forms. If you print them, you can deliver them to your child's school office or fax them. If you choose to email, please send them to the following addresses as applicable:
Stayton High School: shs.register@nsantiam.
Stayton Middle School: sms.register@nsantiam.
Stayton Intermediate School: sis.register@nsantiam.
Stayton Elementary School: ses.register@nsantiam.
Sublimity School: sub.register@nsantiam.
Options Academy: oa.register@nsantiam.
STEP 2 *ONLY FOR STUDENTS NEW TO NSSD*
(if your student is already enrolled in NSSD, skip to step 3)
All students must provide proof of residency the first time they enroll in a NSSD school. This could include a utility bill with a your name on it, a rental agreement, mortgage paperwork or a property tax statement. A parent/guardian driver's license will also suffice but for individuals who've recently moved, this can be difficult to obtain in a short time period. If documentation is unavailable because you are living with another family or friends, you can use form #2 which involves the homeowner affirming that the student is residing with them.
(1) Verification of Residency in NSSD Boundaries
(2) Affirmation of Student's Residency by Non-Parent/Guardian
(only needed if the student is residing, along with the parent/guardian, in someone's else's home so they do not have proof of residency)
If your student has an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or 504 (Individual Health Plan), a copy will need to be provided to the school before the student may begin attending classes. A copy should come when records are sent from their previous school but this can take 14 days once the request in made. If you are able to provide copies at the time of registration, this will greatly streamline the process. Parents must sign either type of plan so if it doesn't sound familiar, it is most likely neither apply to your child.
STEP 3 - SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH FORMS
1) Does your child have an ongoing health condition? If yes, please the fillable pdf below.
2) Does your child have asthma? If yes, please complete the fillable pdf below.
3) Does your child have a serious or severe allergy? If yes, please complete the fillable pdf below
4) Does your child have a seizure disorder? If yes, please complete the fillable pdf below
5) Will your child need to be administered medication at school by district staff? If yes, please complete the fillable pdf below
6) Does you wish to grant your child permission to adminster their own medications at school? *Special conditions apply. In grades K-8 , this is only available for some inhalers or epi-pens.
Step 4 - VOLUNTEER FORMS
Do you wish to volunteer in your student's classroom or attend field trips? If yes, please complete both fillable pdfs below.
ALL volunteers are required to complete a background form annually and be cleared prior to serving in schools. To ensure you will cleared in time to attend a function or field trip, forms should be submitted at least one week prior so it's a great idea to fill it out now and submit it with the rest of the forms.
STEP 5 - BUS REGISTRATION ~ only needed if you did not complete this step in Registar
Will your student need bus transportation to or from school? If yes, please complete click the icon below to be directed to MidColumbia Bus Company page of this website. Please note that K-8 students who live less than one mile from their school and high school students will live less than 1.5 miles from their school do not qualify for bus services.
STEP 6 - MEAL SERVICES
Normally this is where parents would set up a meal account and/or apply for free or reduced meal prices but the District has received tentative word that both breakfast and lunch meals will be FREE TO ALL STUDENTS in the 2021-22 school year. Once this has been confirmed, this section will be updated.