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New Students

19 days ago

New Student Registration is open for our current 2018-2019 school year.  

If you have a new student entering our district for the first time in this current 2018-2019 academic year, click on the BLUE button at the bottom of this page to complete the online registration process.  

Please DO NOT use these links to complete back-to-school forms for an existing student.  The back-to-school information verification process opens annually on July 15th and is handled through your PowerSchool Parent Account - NOT here.  Included in this existing student back-to-school process are all matriculating students from feeder schools.  For example, if your 6th grade elementary student is promoting to 7th grade at OPMS, you will access these forms from your PowerSchool Parent Account.  If your 8th grade middle school student is promoting to 9th grade at RHS, you will access these forms from your PowerSchool Parent Account.  If your ESK student is promoting to Kindergarten at your boundary school, you will access these forms from your PowerSchool Parent Account.  These forms open annually on July 15th.  DO NOT COMPLETE A NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR A PROMOTING STUDENT; current students will be deleted from this NEW registration site.

If you need help setting up your Parent Account, visit the Parent Account section of this website for troubleshooting and extensive FAQ's.  Still need help?  Contact the front office of your school site.  Be sure to take the time to create these accounts when your school site is open to provide support.

Please set aside approximately 45 minutes to complete the online form.  Before you begin, you may want to gather the following:

  • Family medical history
  • Emergency contact information – trusted adults the school can contact if parents/guardians cannot be reached

If you have any questions regarding the questions included in the registration process, please contact your child’s school.

If you require technical support when registering a NEW student, please email or call 866-752-6850.  InfoSnap support is ready to help Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm CST, with extended hours until 7pm in July and August.  InfoSnap support is for technical questions only; they will not be able to give you your SnapCode or answer any site registration questions.  Contact the front office of your school site for non-technical registration questions.

Reminder - click the BLUE button below only if you are enrolling a NEW student for the future 2018-2019 academic year. 

18-19 Registration

Returning Students

11 days ago

2018-2019 Back-to-School Forms for Returning Students
For the 2018-2019 school year the back-to-school Info Verification forms opened July 15, 2018; giving parents plenty of time prior to the first day of school to complete this process.  These online back-to-school forms take approximately 10 minutes to complete and are accessible through your PowerSchool Parent Account (not the APP). This process must be completed for every returning student at all RUSD school sites that was enrolled in the district at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

Included in this returning student back-to-school process are all matriculating students from feeder schools.  For example, if your 6th grade elementary student is promoting to 7th grade at OPMS, you will access these forms from your PowerSchool Parent Account.  If your 8th grade middle school student is promoting to 9th grade at RHS, you will access these forms from your PowerSchool Parent Account.  If your ESK student is promoting to Kindergarten at your boundary school, you will access these forms from your PowerSchool Parent Account.  DO NOT COMPLETE A NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR A PROMOTING STUDENT. If you do not have a Parent Account, your first step is to set one up.  Your school site front office will give you the necessary keys to proceed.  Be sure to take the time to create these accounts when your school site is open to provide support.

Once a form is started, the enrolled school cannot be changed in the form.  When verifying your information online if the enrollment school is incorrect, complete the online process and then notify your school site.   To ensure a smooth back-to-school registration process, always notify your current school where you intend to enroll the following year and submit any necessary forms (if changing schools) prior to school closure.  

When completing thisback-to-school process for multiple returning students, you must first navigate to each student in your PowerSchool Parent Account and then launch the "Information Verification" process from within each individual student's profile (student's are alphabetized by first name in the top blue bar).  Once launched, the first step in making the connection is entering the DOB for the student you launched.  You will not be able to verify multiple students from a single student's page; you much navigate to each individual student in order to move forward.  Returning students must be validated through this returning student process.  Erroneous NEW student registrations found for returning students in the NEW form will be deleted.  Please take the time to complete this process correctly.

If you've left our district and are returning, please complete a NEW student registration and alert the registrar of your previous enrollment with RUSD.  The returning student process is for our annual back-to-school registrations only and does not handle students returning to the district from other districts.

If you have a question related to specific registration questions and the registration process, please contact the front office of your school site during regular office hours.  If you need assistance setting up your Parent Account, please visit the Parent Account section of this website for troubleshooting and extensive FAQ's.  Still having trouble?  Contact the front office of your school site during regular office hours.​


Registration FAQ's

19 days ago

Do I have to register online?
Yes, all registration is done online.

What if I do not have access to a computer at home?  Where can I go register?
You may register at the local public library, your work place or anywhere that has computers with Internet access.  Additionally, you can visit your child’s school during open office hours to complete the online registration.  If you are having trouble with the registration process, contact your child’s school during open office hours.

Will I need to see the registrar before school starts?
All NEW online registrations need to be finalized by the school site registrar.  Additionally,parents/guardians of NEW middle and high school students may need to make an appointment with the school counselor for scheduling. The registrar will handle any necessary school counselor appointments during your registration appointment.  (This does not apply to matriculating students.)

How long will it take to complete the online portion of the registration?
Typically NEW online registration will take approximately 30-45 minutes per child.  The Information Verification for returning (which includes matriculating) students will take approximately 10 minutes per child and is done through your existing PowerSchool Parent Account.  {Verification opens annually on July 15th.  Do not create a NEW student registration for a promoting/matriculating student; erroneous registrations will be deleted from the system.}  If you need to step away, the registration system will save your session and you can resume later by logging back in.  Save your PowerSchool Parent Account passwords in a safe location - you will be accessing this site at least once a year to verify student information. 

Do I have to answer every question?
Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.

I have a returning student and when I click on "Info Verification" in my Parent Account it asks for a "SnapCode".  Can I register under New Student Registration?
No, if your child is a returning student you must verify the information through your PowerSchool Parent Account.  Registering under New Student Registration will put your child in PowerSchool twice.  Once logged in to your Parent Account, if the site asks you for a SnapCode chances are your student is too new to be in the verification portal. {Verification opens annually on July 15th.  Do not create a NEW student registration for a promoting/matriculating student; erroneous registrations will be deleted from the system.}

What if some of the pre-populated information was wrong when I logged in to PowerSchool Online Registration?
Correct whatever information is allowed to be changed.  Note that some information cannot be changed online using PowerSchool Online Registration and will need to be changed in person at the school during open office hours.

I’ve moved over the summer and my child will be going to a different RUSD school.
First, call the front office of both schools and let them know you've moved.  Office staff will be able to direct you in the next proof of residency steps.  Once the school transfer process has been completed with the school(s), alert them to change the "enrolled school" in the online registration form so you can complete your online back-to-school forms for the correct school.  Please note that once you open the verification form, the enrolled school cannot be changed until you've completed the online process.

If none of my child’s information changed, do I still need to do the online verification process?
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.

What if I make a mistake?
If you would like to make a change – prior to submitting the form – you can either navigate back to the page using the “<Prev” and “Next>” buttons.  Or, if you are on the Review page, click on the underlined field.  If you have already submitted the form, then you will need to contact your student’s school so staff members can make the changes for you.

I’ve completed the form.  Now what?
Once 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. 

What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I have to do this for each child?
Yes, because you’ll need to provide information that is specific for each child. When you complete the information verification process for one student, navigate back to your Parent Account, select your next student, and launch the verification process again.

I just registered my NEW Kindergarten student through the NEW Student portal.  Do I have to re-register my existing student(s) here too?
No.  Returning RUSD students go through an online information verification process; not a full new studentregistration.  Access your existing student(s) through your Parent Account to verify student information.

My returning student is entering Middle/High School.  Do I have to re-register him/her?
Is your student matriculating from a feeder school within the district?  In other words, did your student promote from one of RUSD's elementary or middle schools?  All promoting RUSD students, no matter the grade level, are handled through your PowerSchool Parent Account.  Student data records promote with them to the next school site.  This verification process opens annually on July 15th and is accessible through your Parent Account.  Do not create a NEW student registration for a promoting/matriculating student; erroneous registrations will be deleted from the system.

I want to register for one of the schools on the Ramona Community Campus (Mountain Valley Academy or Ramona Community Montessori School).  Do I enroll online?
As schools of choice, the enrollment process differs from other RUSD school sites. We ask that, before using the online enrollment tool, families complete a paper application form and conference with a teacher or the principal to assure that independent study (MVA K-12) or Montessori (RCMS K-6) is a good match for a particular student. Mountain Valley Academy (MVA) and Ramona Community Montessori School (RCMS) have limited enrollment space as both schools draw from the entire Ramona community, not just a particular boundary area. The Ramona Community Campus is located at 1010 Ramona Street.  Please call the RCC front office at 760-787-3600 during open office hours to proceed.  Once you're approved for admittance, the RCC front office will direct you to complete the online registration process.

I want to register at Future Bound Independent Study.  Do I enroll online?
As a school of choice, the enrollment process for Future Bound Independent Study differs from other RUSD school sites. We ask that, before using this online enrollment tool families conference with the Principal to assure that Future Bound Independent Study is a good match for the student. Future Bound has limited enrollment space. The school site is located at 720 9th Street, Room #8 on the Montecito High School campus.  Please call Future Bound at 760-787-2068 during open office hours to proceed. 

I’m not sure how to answer a question. I don’t know what the question is asking.
Don’t hesitate to call your school during open office hours if you have a question about a specific item.

I've logged into my Parent Account, but when I try to launch the "Information Verification" the system spins and doesn't get past authentication.
Chances are you have a special character (& ' #) in your username that is causing havoc in the authentication process.  You can adjust your username and password for your Parent Portal account within your Parent Portal account.  If you are unsuccessful resolving your username on your own, contact your school site to adjust your Parent Portal username.

I'm having trouble using the online registration system. Who should I contact for help?
If you require technical support, please email or call 866-752-6850.  PowerSchool Registration support is ready to help Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm CST, with extended hours until 7pm in July and August.  PowerSchool Registration support is for technical questions only; they will not be able to give you your SnapCode or answer any site registration questions.  If you have a question related to a specific registration question or the registration process, please contact your school's front office during open office hours.  If you're having difficulty setting up your Parent Account, visit the Parent Account section of this website for troubleshooting and extensive FAQ's.  Still having trouble?  Contact your school sites front office during open office hours.

Is this system secure?
Yes, PowerSchool Registration and the PowerSchool Parent Account utilizes SSL encryption to protect all data that is processed through the system.

Data Privacy
PowerSchool Registration's privacy policy can be referenced here.

When is the first day of school?
The first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year was August 20, 2018.

Where can I get information concerning my child’s school?
Call your child’s school concerning any questions you may have concerning registration, teacher, hours, etc.  You may also visit their webpage for more school site information.

Who do I contact for questions about school of residency, Inter-district Transfers, or Intra-district (school-to-school) Transfers?
The Business Services office handles questions related to school of residency and also provides applications for both Inter- & Intra-district transfers.  When registering for elementary school online, your school of residency must be selected and all School-to-School transfers must be approved by the Business Services office. Reference the Address Guide to look up your specific address.  If you still have questions after checking the online address guide, contact Nona Silverthorn at 760-787-2023 or to verify home school and/or for information and paperwork.

How can I apply for Free/Reduced Lunch?
Food Service applications/benefits expire October 1st each year; they must be renewed annually.  You can apply for assistance for the 2018-2019 school year by contacting Food & Nutrition Services.  The Food & Nutrition Services department is open during the summer months and can accept applications starting August 1, 2018 (prior to the first day of school) to ensure there is no interruption in your student(s) meal services for the 2018-2019 school year.  Any questions concerning free/reduced lunch please contact Emily Cena or Julie Fields at 760-787-2048.  Check out the Food & Nutrition Services section of this district website for more information.

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Information

14 days ago

If your child will be starting Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten in August 2018, the online registration can be completed with the 2018-2019 NEW Student Registration link below.

Enrollment eligibility for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten are determined by California Education Code (Section 46300, 48000, and 48010).  The date a child turns five years of age determines their placement.

Kindergarten:  A child is eligible for Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year if his/her fifth birthday is on or before September 1, 2018.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK):  A child is eligible for TK for the 2018-2019 school year if his/her birthday is on or between September 2 - December 2, 2018.  TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program and uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.  A child will be required to complete a full year of Kindergarten the following school year.

Complete program details:
Documents Needed:
***Registration is now being done online. For information on our online registration system click here, or you can click on the 2018-2019 NEW Student Registration button below to begin.

18-19 Registration
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Early Start Kindergarten

19 days ago

Early Start Kindergarten for 2019

Ramona Unified will be offering its Early Start Kindergarten (ESK) program for children who will be five years old by March 2019. Applications are due by January 9, 2019. 

The Online Registration Portal currently is not open for Early Start Kindergarten (ESK) registration.

If you would like to enroll your child into the ESK program, please refer to the Parent/Guardian Information Letter and submit the ESK application to the desired school on or before Wed., January 9, 2019. 

Submitting an application is not a guarantee of acceptance.  Parents/Guardians will be notified of their child’s acceptance into the program after the application deadline. At that time, the Online Registration Portal will be open for ESK and parents/guardians of accepted children will be asked to complete the online registration.  

Please do not register your child through the Online Registration unless you are notified that your child has been accepted into the ESK Program.

El portal de registro en línea no está abierto para el registro de Early Start Kindergarten (ESK). 

Si desea inscribir a su hijo en el programa ESK, consulte la Carta de información para padres / tutores y envíe la solicitud de ESK a la escuela que desee el 9 de enero de 2019 o antes. 

La presentación de una solicitud no es una garantía de aceptación. Los padres / tutores serán notificados de la aceptación de su hijo en el programa después de la fecha límite de la solicitud. En ese momento, se abrirá el Portal de registro en línea para ESK y se solicitará a los padres / tutores de los niños aceptados que completen el registro en línea. 

No registre a su hijo a través del Registro en línea a menos que se le notifique que su hijo ha sido aceptado en el programa ESK.