Back-to-School 2.0 - Student Verification

Back-to-School 2.0 - Student Verification
Posted on 08/17/2021

Student VerificationSTUDENT VERIFICATION PROCESS
NEW THIS YEAR!
In the past, parents of returning students had to fill in every requested field from scratch which was very time-consuming. In the new PowerSchool, your child’s previous information will appear and you simply need to confirm that it is still accurate OR you can update anything that has changed. YAY for the new PowerSchool!

NOTE: STUDENT VERIFICATION CAN NOT BE COMPLETED IN THE POWERSCHOOL APP.

YOUR PORTAL CREDENTIALS

HOMEROOMS & BUSSING (remember…don’t use the app!)
If you missed the previous communication about viewing homerooms and bus assignments, this section will catch you up.

NEW THIS YEAR! Homeroom and bus assignments will not be delivered by mail nor email this year. All student information must be accessed in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

  • In the top dark blue menu bar, click on a child’s name.
  • In the left column, click on “Transportation” to view their bus assignment, and then click on “My Schedule” to see their homeroom and class schedule.
  • Now you are ready to move on to the Verification Process.

STUDENT VERIFICATION PROCESS (remember…don’t use the app!)
PLEASE COMPLETE THE VERIFICATION PROCESS FOR EACH STUDENT BY SEPTEMBER 15.
The District requests that all student information be updated by September 15. Your children’s safety is a high priority to us. You have entrusted us with your child for several hours out of their day so please provide us with the information we need to keep your child safe. Thank you for giving careful attention to this very important process.

STEP 1 - FORMS

  • Under the “Navigation” column on the left, click on “Forms.”
  • You will see a list of forms to be completed. Click on each one, complete the information, then click “Submit” to be taken to the next form.
  • In the “Student Address” and “Health Information” sections, you may be asked to submit required documents. You can attach them directly into the system when requested OR you may deliver hard copies to the School District in one of the ways listed below. *The "Student Address" step will remain "pending" until a staff member approves it. Please do NOT repeatedly upload your documentation to try to complete this step and get the green confirmation leaf at the end of the process. The leaf will not turn green until the staff member approves it. 
    • Email - registration@raiderweb.org
    • Fax - 717-948-3329, Attention: Registration
    • Placing hard copies in the MASD drop box, which is located to the left of the double doors in the front of the MASD Administration Building at 55 W. Water Street.
  • After you have completed the final form, click back on “Forms” (under Navigation) to view all your forms. Any form without a green leaf needs further attention. Exception: see * above.
  • Once you are finished with forms you may proceed to STEP 2.

STEP 2 - SCHOOLMESSENGER

  • Under the “Navigation” column on the left, click on “SchoolMessenger”.
  • You will be taken to the SchoolMessenger system which will open in a new tab in your browser. SchoolMessenger is used to contact you by phone, text and email with emergency notifications, weather-related calls, and District announcements.
  • Step-by-step instructions for completing the SchoolMessenger section can be found HERE if needed.
  • Click on the small 3 lines at the top left and select “Preferences”. Follow the prompts to enter your phone number and email to receive important calls, texts and emails. You may enter up to two numbers and two emails for each student. We highly recommend that you select ALL options for EVERY number and email. If you don't select them all, you won't receive all District notifications. For example, if you only select “text” you won’t receive detailed messages that are sent via email.
  • Click “Save” after each entry.

When you are finished with SchoolMessenger, go back to the PowerSchool tab in your browser. IN THE TOP DARK BLUE MENU BAR, CLICK ON THE NAME OF THE NEXT STUDENT AND REPEAT STEPS 1 & 2 ABOVE.

If you need assistance, please contact your child’s school office at the emails listed above.

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