Streamlining student enrollment at the Gowanda Central Schools is the goal of the district’s new appointment-only Central Registration process. The 2018-2019 academic year is getting under way with some extra thought and attention put into how the district welcomes new families.
Now available by appointment only, registration of new students is via the Central District Registrar office in the District Wing at 10674 Prospect St. Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Carol Denny at (716) 532-3325, ext. 6018 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
The key responsibility of the families is ensuring they bring the required documents and completed registration packet to their appointment, something Denny says is crucial.
“Registration should be a fairly quick and painless process,” said Denny. “Especially if the parents come to their appointment with their packets completely filled out and bring with them all the required documents.”
Parents should jumpstart the process by downloading and filling out a registration packet on this website, where there is also a complete list of required documents the families must provide. (Navigate to the “Central Registration” button via the “Popular Links” section on the homepage of the district website to download and print the packet.
Please note: To ensure that your child can begin the 2018-2019 academic year at Gowanda on Sept. 4, 2018, the district recommends making an appointment by Aug. 24, 2018.
Previously, families new to the district had to enroll their children at the separate elementary, middle and high school offices – occasionally a time-consuming, repetitive process, especially when they did not bring along the multiple documents required for registration.
Questionnaires, certificates, various technology and health forms are also included in the packets. Hard copies are also available at the Central District Registrar office; please call ahead so one is ready for you.
“We’re really trying to simplify back-to-school for everyone,” said Superintendent Dr. Robert Anderson. “It makes things easier for the families while also helping our staff work more efficiently in the busy weeks leading up to the first day of school.”