Welcome to the CNMI PSS Online Student Registration!

Hafa adai and tirow, Parents and Students.  It's that time of the year when general on-going student re-enrollments and new registrations must happen to ensure that we have the most updated information on all of our students.  In having the re-enrollment and registration done online, we have added another layer to the process to ensure that the information is correct and complete.  To make this process as easy as possible, we have outlined the steps needed to be taken so that you are informed and prepared.  Are we ready?  Let's begin!

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When will online registration and re-enrollment begin?

Online Registration Scheduled Opening:

  1. July 7, 2020 - Hopwood Middle School Ongoing Students Only
  2. July 14, 2020 - All CNMI PSS Schools Ongoing Students Only
  3. July 14, 2020 - All New Student and Returning Student Registration

Let's identify the 3 different categories of student registration.  They are:

  1. New Student Registration - this registration process is for students who will be registering with any of our schools in the CNMI Public School System (CNMI PSS) for the first time.
  2. Returning Student Registration - this registration process is for students who had attended any school in the CNMI PSS, had withdrawn from CNMI PSS, and is coming back to re-register with the any of the schools in the CNMI PSS.  It doesn't matter if they were formerly enrolled in an elementary school before and will be registering in the middle school or high school.  They will still be considered a "returning student".
  3. Ongoing Student Re-enrollment - this process is different from the New Student Registration because our on-going students already have active records in our Student Information System.  Student information will appear when you will re-enroll your child.  Parent/Guardian(s) will have to update any new information or correct any errors.
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My child was promoted from the 5th/6th/8th grade. Which school is he/she enrolled at?

In preparation for the new school year's database for 2020-2021, we had rolled over student enrollment records to receiving schools based on zoning.  If your

 

School Your Child was enrolled at on March 11, 2020

(SY 2019 - 2020)

School Your Child is enrolled at for

SY 2020-2021

Affected Students (SY 2019-2020)

GES

HMS

Exiting 5th Graders

GTC

TMS

Exiting 5th Graders

KAGES

CHA

Exiting 5th Graders

KES

FMS

Exiting 5th Graders

OES

HMS

Exiting 5th Graders

SVS

DMS

Exiting 5th Graders

SNP

RHI

Exiting 6th Graders

TIN

TJSHS

Exiting 6th Graders

WSR

HMS

Exiting 5th Graders

CHA

KHS

Exiting 8th Graders

DMS

SSHS

Exiting 8th Graders

FMS

SSHS

Exiting 8th Graders

HMS

MHS

Exiting 8th Graders

TMS

KHS

Exiting 8th Graders

 

If you need to have your child be transferred to another school for any reason, you will be able to put in a request beginning August 3, 2020.  The transfer process will be much easier once you have completed the registration or re-enrollment process first.

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My child is an ongoing student of one of the CNMI PSS Schools. How do I request for a transfer?

We will have a separate form for Transfer Requests.  Opening date for transfers will be on August 3, 2020.  This will help us and you avoid any confusions as we go through the registration and re-enrollment process.

Again, the transfer process will be much easier once you have completed the registration or re-enrollment process first.  You will not be asked to resubmit the registration or re-enrollment documents and forms.

Please make sure to visit our website regularly as we will be publishing the link to the Transfer Request form and other announcements.

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I want to register my child at a CNMI PSS school that is out of our zoning area. What do I need to do?

A parent may request for their child to attend a school that is not in their designated school zone. Prior to filling out the registration form, the parent must first fill out the SCHOOL ZONE WAIVER REQUEST FORM (copy available under Forms & Documents) and submit it to the principal of the school for approval. If the principal approves the request, the principal will forward the form to the COE for approval. When COE approves or denies the request, the signed form will be emailed back to the principal, and the parent will be contacted to pick up the form (or emailed, preferably).  If the request is approved, then the requested transfer will be processed first and the parent can upload that document when registering at the receiving school.

Registration of an out of zone student will be deemed incomplete if no approved School Zone Waiver Request Form is attached.

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Will the schools still be accepting paper-based registration forms?

No, we will not be accepting paper-based registration forms.  The reasons for this are:

  1. Confidentiality - Filling out an online registration form will ensure that the information you provide us about your child is kept hidden from either accidental or intentional exposure to others.
  2. Records Integrity - Online registration forms will ensure that the information that YOU enter into the form will go directly into your child's records in the right sections.  How you've entered your answers into each question will reflect exactly in our Student Information Systems.
  3. Accessibility - Once your child has been registered or if your child is currently an on-going student, then we will be able to give you online access to your child's record when you request for it.  You will be able to review and ensure that all information is correct and updated.  Of course, access will be limited to a specific amount of time to ensusre security of your child's record.
  4. Storage of Record - Not only will information that you have entered into the form will be recorded into the Student Information System, but so will documents that you will upload into our system using the online registration/re-enrollment form.  This will ensure that your child's documents, such as a copy of his/her birth certificate, will not get lost and will stay with your child's enrollment record.  So if you decide to transfer your child to another school within the CNMI Public School System, his/her enrollment record - including all uploaded documents - will also be transferred to that school.
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I don't have internet access, but I have a mobile device. How can I be accommodated?

One of the ways that you can get free internet access is by taking advantage of our "Wifi on Wheels" program.  Click HERE for a pdf copy of the flyer.

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I don't have internet access and I don't have any device. How can I be accommodated?

Your child's school will be able to accommodate you.  You will have to visit the school so that they can give you access to a device for you to use.

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Will someone at my child's school be able to assist me?

Yes.  The school principal, vice principal, data steward (i.e. registrar, admin officer, admin assistant) will be able to assist you in filling out the online form and in uploading electronic copies of the required documents.

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My child is 5 years old. Is he/she required to attend school?

Yes.  Public Law 20-48 ("To repeal and re-enact The Education Act of 1988" Article 3: Compulsory Attendance)requires every person between the ages of 5 and 17 to attend school.  This means that Kindergarten is now mandated in the CNMI.

Also, in accordance with the CNMI PSS Policy § 60-20-412 Entrance Age, in order to be enrolled into Kindergarten, your child must be five (5) years old by September 30, 2020.

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What are the required documents?

Before beginning the registration or re-enrollment process, you will need to have electronic copies of certain documents.  Most of the documents listed below are required and will need to be uploaded into the registration and/or re-enrollment form.  Electronic copies may be in PDF or JPEG formats.

For SY 2020-2021, ALL Students will need the following:

  • Parent/Guardian Valid Email Address (required)
  • Valid Health Certificate (required)
  • Birth Certificate (required)
  • Screenshot of Map to Residence & the Latitude-Longitude Coordinates (Click HERE to use our Google Map) (required)
  • Parent/Guardian valid Photo ID (required)
  • Valid Photo IDs for all who will be listed under the student's Authorized Contacts (required)
  • Medical Insurance Card for the school year (required)
  • CNMI PSS Emergency Medical Treatment Authorization Form (required)
  • Transcript or Report Card from Previous school (required for transfer students only)
  • Bus Request Form (if applicable)
  • Court Order of Full Custody (if applicable)
  • Notarized Statement or any other proof that child is under the care of another person who is 18 or older (if applicable)
  • Out-of-Zone Waiver Form (if applicable)
  • Latest 1040 Tax Return Form (stamped) - front page only showing list of dependents (required only if your child is 18 years of age or is attending a postsecondary institution at any age and you need access to your child's academic records such as report cards and progress reports)
  • Consent to Release Education Records Form (required only if your child is 18 years of age or is attending a postsecondary institution at any age and you need access to your child's academic records such as report cards and progress reports)
  • Signed Directory Information Opt Out Form (if applicable)
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What if I don't have a valid email address?

If you do not have an email address, you must sign up for an email account.  An administrative office staff from your child's school will be able to assist you, but they cannot sign up for you, assign you one, or create one for you.  When you submit your email address to your child's school, you will be able to gain access to your child's enrollment records, a Parents Plus Portal Account, and email notifications from AP Notify.  Please call your school for assistance in signing up for an email account.

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Before I begin the registration process, is there anything else I need to do?

Yes, there is.

To summarize things, you will need to do the following before starting the registration or re-enrollment process:

  1. If you are the primary parent/guardian for your child, submit your updated and valid email address to your child's school
  2. Have scanned electronic copies of all required documents ready.
  3. Read and learn about your rights (or your child's rights, if they are 18 years old or older) under FERPA and PPRA.

Visit these sites in this order:

a.  Records & Data Management Parent & Student Resources

b.  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Annual Notification (Form 2420)

c.  Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)

  1. Read and download a copy of the CNMI PSS School Policies Summary for your records.

Forms & Documents

Links

Ongoing Student Re-Enrollment Instructions

Instructions

To get the link to your child's school enrollment form for SY 2020-2021, you may do one of the following:

  1. Call your child's school and verify that your valid and current email address is in your child's record file.  Once verified, request for the link to be emailed to you.
  2. Use the school district email address assigned to your child (mycnmipss.org).
    • Go to https://bit.ly/3gI9gVu and sign in using the following format:
      • Username:  lastname.firstname@mycnmipss.org
      • Default Password: Lastnamemmddyyyy (Student last name & Date of Birth)
    • If it doesn't go through or you do not see an email from the school once you've logged in, please call your child's school for assistance.