Birmingham Public Schools is excited to announce our new online Returning Student Registration system for the upcoming school year, PowerSchool Registration powered by InfoSnap. The system is a secure and green process, which allows the district to verify all student demographic, emergency and medical information for your child prior to the start of the new school year. The system will also allow you to electronically sign school district policies. This online process replaces the paper student registration forms.
Letters were mailed to all district families Friday, May 11, 2018 containing instructions on how to access the system for your student, including instructions and a secure “snapcode” that links directly to your student’s current information on file. You will create an account, that you will use each year for this process, and submit an electronic form for each student in your family. To make the process easier for families with multiple students, you will have the option to copy all generic family information to all other students in your family. A sample of the Returning Student Letter is available below.
Please complete the Returning Student Registration forms by Friday, June 8, 2018. Your student’s registration will not be complete until the forms have been submitted. If you do not have access to a computer, contact your child’s school and make an appointment to use a school computer to complete the process. This process can also be completed using a smartphone. If you have any further questions, please contact the school office.
Returning Student Registration is for the currently enrolled Birmingham Public Schools students who have received a snapcode letter from the district.
Advantages of electronic student registration forms
- Optimum registration and enrollment experience for families
- Securely available anywhere with internet access
- More current information
- Forms are pre-populated with data on file for students registering and already enrolled in BPS
- Can be filled out over several sessions: Save and resume if needed
- Share family information between siblings! No more entering duplicate information such as parent contact information for siblings
How will the district support families that do not have access to a computer/internet?
Families that need access to a computer to complete the Returning Student Registration forms should contact the main office of their student's building. An onsite computer will be made available. Families completing the New Student Enrollment forms should contact the administration building at 248-203-3000.
What are the preferred computer browsers that I should use when completing the online forms?
According to PowerSchool, the forms should work on any web browser. The technology services department of Birmingham Public Schools recommends Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Do I contact my child's school about technical difficulties utilizing the electronic enrollment site?
PowerSchool Registration is powered by InfoSnap. For the best levels of customer support, individuals with technical difficulties should contact InfoSnap directly at 866-752-6850. As always your child's building office staff are ready and capable of resolving most issues and can escalate issues to our district technology support team.
What are the technical requirements to complete the online electronic enrollment forms?
Allowing a very flexible experience, the electronic enrollment forms can be completed on a smart phone, iPad or desktop / laptop utilizing the industry standard browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Why am I unable to "Submit" my forms?
Required submission fields must be completed before the form can be submitted. When families reach the last page of both the New and Returning Student forms, any of the required submission fields that were missed will be identified.
Enrollment / Registration FAQ
What are the security measures in place to protect my electronic enrollment and registration data and documentation?
No data from electronic enrollment is stored on our district storage servers. PowerSchool Registration has a highly secure infrastructure. For details please see the detailed document below.
Upon completing the online new student enrollment forms am I considered "enrolled?
Completing the New Student Enrollment forms does not mean students are enrolled, this is the first step in the enrollment process.
What happens next after completing the New Student Enrollment forms?
After submitting the New Student Enrollment forms, you will receive a confirmation email. Families should contact the enrollment staff member referenced in the confirmation email. When you attend your scheduled enrollment meeting, you must bring the original copies of all required documentation for verification.
Why am I required to bring copies of the documentation that I uploaded into the district after completing the New Student Enrollment forms?
Birmingham Public Schools enrollment policy requires that enrollment staff perform in-person verification of all documentation such as birth certificate and other required documents to verify authenticity.
What if I did not receive a snapcode letter from the district?
If your student is a current Birmingham Public Schools student and you did not receive a snapcode letter from the district please contact your student's building main office. If your student is not currently enrolled at Birmingham Public Schools you will not receive a snapcode and must complete the New Student Enrollment forms.