Getting kindergartners ready for the first day of school is tough enough for parents with one student to enroll. For the district, which must get all kindergartners ready to start their learning career, it can feel downright overwhelming. Princeton Public Schools was frustrated with their traditional enrollment paper packet system, which required lots of postage and time, so they took it upon themselves to move enrollment online. 
Leaders at Princeton Public Schools utilized Skyward’s online training videos to show families how to update their contact information through Family Access during the New Student Online Enrollment (NSOE) process. This step ensured the district had accurate information and each family received all district communications, which was especially key during distance learning due to COVID-19. Using NSOE during the pandemic also helped keep district members safe and saved precious time in a school year filled with unknowns. In addition, despite the pandemic, the district had record numbers of enrollments for the coming school year—a huge accomplishment! 
Along with NSOE, Princeton Public Schools also started using the Conference Scheduler feature in Skyward for parent/teacher conferences. This process turned handwritten forms into an easy online process, saving precious time for parents and teachers. To the leaders and Skyward experts at Princeton Public Schools: we’re sure the parents, teachers, and kids at your district appreciate all of your hard work!

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