• By Mercedes Parham
  • Thursday, July 02, 2020

District launches online registration with re-opening options

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Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036
www.muscogee.k12.ga.us

MEDIA RELEASE
Columbus, GA – In preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, the District has developed a new online application portal for registration and verification. Parents with new or returning students can access the application on the District’s website starting 8:00 a.m., July 3, 2020.

As part of the District’s COVID-19 re-opening plan, the application features a section for parents to declare each student’s preference for either in-person or virtual instruction. Preferences must be declared within the application by 5:00 p.m., July 17, 2020. Each declared preference will be reviewed to complete enrollment at each school site. The online application will not complete enrollment; all student assignments will be finalized based upon each student’s verified household address per the annual District-wide Verification Day, August 5, 2020.

Once confirmed, each option will be applicable for the duration of a full nine-week grading period or semester (block schedule). Upon acceptance, changes to each option cannot occur until the next grading period.

The following parameters indicate how to access and complete the online application.

New student registration:

  • Who: students who are not currently enrolled in the District and/or students who were enrolled during a previous school year but withdrew
  • Access point: District login page
  • Required documentation for each student:
    • Student’s birth certificate
    • Student’s Social Security card or waiver
    • Withdrawal form and transcripts or last report card from previous school district
    • Two proofs of residency with the parents/legal guardians’ full name and address:
      • Currently lease and/or mortgage
      • Current utility bill
    • Parents/legal guardians’ identification (driver’s license, state-issued I.D., passport, or military I.D.)
    • GA Immunization Form (3231) or waiver form giving more time to get form 3231
    • GA Eye, Ear & Dental Form (3300) or waiver form more time to get form 3300
Returning students:

  • Who: students who were enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year and are returning for the 2020-2021 school year0
  • Access point: Parent Portal
  • Required documentation for each student:
    • Two proofs of residency with the parents/legal guardians’ full name and address:
      • Currently lease and/or mortgage
      • Current utility bill
    • Parents/legal guardians’ identification (driver’s license, state-issued I.D., passport, or military I.D.)

Parents who need assistance with completing the online application due to internet access, language barriers, etc. can contact the students’ assigned schools or Central Registration: centralregistration@muscogee.k12.ga.us, 706-748-2000.Central Registration will offer appointment-based in-person assistance upon request.

Parents and students experiencing homelessness should contact the McKinney-Vento department, 706-748-2276 or 706-575-1676, to complete registration for the 2020-2021 school year.

For more information and updates related to the District's COVID-19 plan, visit our website.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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