Tupelo creates one-stop site for school registration

Education stockBy Chris Kieffer/Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School District has created a one-stop location for parents to bring required residency forms for their children.
District officials were at Milam Elementary School last week and will be there again this week to collect the forms and also to help parents with the new online registration process. They will be at the school from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Parents also can bring those forms to each student’s individual school.

“We are really trying to make it as convenient as possible for parents,” said TPSD Community Liaison Mary Ann Plasencia. “In the past, we’ve had parents ask if they can show their proofs of residency in one location. This year we did some good planning, and we’re trying to be responsive to parents’ needs.”

Required proofs of residency this year include a mortgage document and a utility bill dated within the last 30 days. More information is available on the district website, www.tupeloschools.com. TPSD no longer will accept a driver’s license, auto registration or voter ID for residency.

New students also must bring a birth certificate and an immunization form.

This is also the first year parents can register their children for school using the Infosnap program the district recently purchased. The online program allows them to fill out many of the forms that previously were available only on paper.

A link is available on the right side of the school district’s website. Parents will need to use the Snapcode they received in a letter from the school district.

During the special sessions at Milam, parents can use computers at the school to complete the forms, and district officials will be present to help.

Plasencia said two lessons were learned during last week’s sessions at Milam. Parents should remember to bring the mortgage document, in addition to the utility bill. Also, it would be helpful for parents who want to complete the online registration at the school to bring their Snapcode with them.

chris.kieffer@journalinc.com