The Sitka School District is excited to announce the PowerSchool online student enrollment system for the 2019-2020 school year. The system is a secure and streamlined process which allows the District to verify all student demographics, emergency and medical information for the new school year. The system will also allow families to electronically sign annual forms. In short, this online process replaces many of the hard copy student forms that students bring home on the first day of school.
Enrollment may be completed using a computer or a mobile device, and enrollment stations are available at each school for anyone needing access or assistance. Paper packets are also available as needed. Please call your school office with any questions.
If your student was not enrolled in the Sitka School District at the end of the last school year, is transferring from another district or a private school, or is a new Kindergarten student, click here to create an account and enroll. In addition to completing the online enrollment forms, families of new students will need to provide the school with required documentation such as proof of age. Instructions and a checklist are included at the end of the enrollment form.
If your student was enrolled in any school in the Sitka School District on the last day of the last school year, you will receive an e-mail or a letter containing a link and a unique "snapcode" for your student. This code will allow you to update existing information in our data system rather than entering everything new.
If you have not received a snapcode e-mail or letter, please call the office of the school in which your student will be enrolling, and they will provide it. You can follow this link to enter your snap code and update your enrollment information.
Note: You may see SEARHC or Sitka Community Hospital listed as an emergency contact. This is an artifact from the old student information system. Feel free to delete it by using the "Remove Contact" button.
How long will online enrollment take?
Online new student enrollment takes about the same amount of time as the paper packets, about 45 minutes to an hour. We expect the process to be somewhat faster for returning students, but we do ask that families carefully review and update their information. We transferred to a new Student Information System in 2018-19, and some information did not transfer seamlessly, so this is your chance to make sure we have it right. If you need to step away, the registration system will save your session and you can resume later by logging back in.
What if my child was enrolled in the Sitka School District previously, but not at the end of last year?
If your child was not enrolled in the SSD at the end of the last school year, you will need to complete a new student enrollment form.
What’s a snapcode?
The snapcode is like a key to your child’s enrollment forms for the upcoming school year. You should receive a unique snapcode or snapcode link for each child.
I have a returning student and I don't have a snapcode. Can I register under New Student Enrollment?
No, if your child is a returning student you must complete a Returning Student Enrollment form. Please call the school office to get your snapcode. Outside of business hours, try checking your e-mail, including your junk, clutter, or spam folders. If you don't have an e-mail address, check your mail for a letter containing the snapcode.
If none of my child’s information changed, do I still need to do the Returning Student Enrollment?
Yes. In addition to the Emergency Contact and Health Information needed, there are several agreement questions that must be answered each year for your child’s health and safety, technology access and participation in instructional programs. There are also household military status and housing questions that must be collected annually.
My returning student is entering a new school. Do I have to enroll him/her as a new student?
If your child is changing schools but staying in the Sitka School District, look for your snapcode e-mail or letter and complete the Returning Student Enrollment form.
Can I register for REACH homeschool or Pacific High School online?
Yes. Additional enrollment paperwork or interviews are required at these schools, so be sure to give them a call to make an appointment to complete those tasks as well.
Should I create an account?
- If you’ve never completed an online PowerSchool enrollment, you should create an account. This allows you to securely save your work and come back at a later time if necessary. You can use your email address or cell phone number.
- If you already have an account, you can sign in and complete the form. You should use the same account to complete forms for multiple children.
- If you have an account from another district,
Save your PowerSchool Enrollment Parent Account password in a safe location - you will be accessing this site at least once a year to complete Back-to-School Enrollment forms.
Do I have to answer all the questions?
Required fields are marked as "Required".
What if I make a mistake?
If you would like to make a change, click on the underlined field or click “< Prev” to return to a previous page. If you have already submitted the form, contact the school office to make further changes.
I’ve completed the form, now what?
When you have finished entering your information, click “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button, you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.
The Submit button is grayed out, what do I do?
If the form won't let you submit, you may have forgotten to complete a required element of the form. Slowly scroll through the "Review and Submit" page, looking for a red oval which indicates an item that needs attention. If there are no ovals, try logging out (click on your initials on the upper right hand corner) and log back in again. If this doesn't work, contact Technical Support as described below or call your school office.
What if I have more than one student in the Sitka School District?
Do I need to do this for each child? Yes, because you’ll need to provide information that is specific for each child. We recommend that you submit one enrollment form and then start another – this will allow you to “snap over” shared family information, which will save you time.
I don’t know what a question is asking.
You can contact your school to ask any general questions about the form or the enrollment process.
Help! I’m having technical difficulties.
For technical support, visit the PowerSchool Community help center or click “Help” or “Contact Us” from any form page. The Chat Support feature offers 24/7 support for technical issues you may be experiencing. Additionally, Chat Support is available in Spanish from 3am-1pm AKST. Although Chat Support is the preferred method of support from PowerSchool, users can also call 866-434-6276 for technical support. PowerSchool Support is for technical questions only; they will not be able to give you your snapcode or answer any school specific registration questions. Contact the front office of your school for non-technical enrollment questions.