• CDSD Student Registration

    New student enrollment is a two-part process that includes submission of online registration information followed by an appointment with a district representative.

    All registrations are processed at the Central Dauphin Registration Office located at 600 Rutherford Road.

    Important Notes:

    • A student must be enrolled by a parent or legal guardian (notarized statements are not accepted as proof of guardianship).
    • To be eligible for enrollment, children must turn five (5) years of age before September 1 of the year in which they are being enrolled.
    • Registration cannot be completed until all required documentation has been provided to the district.

     

    Important Registration Documentation

    Required for Enrollment

    • Proof of age (one of the following)
      • original state issued birth certificate
      • notarized copy of birth certificate
      • a valid passport
    • Evidence of your student’s immunizations
    • Proof of Residency - must submit ONE (1) of the following:
      • If you own your home, provide a settlement statement, mortgage statement, deed or property tax bill.
      • If you rent your property or home, provide a current lease. If the lease is over a year old, provide the lease and a current utility bill.
      • If you reside with a property owner, in addition to proof of home ownership, both guardian and property owner must sign a district supplied notarized "multiple occupancy form."  This document will be provided at your registration appointment.  You may also be asked to provide documentation in the form of a current utility bill, bank statement, or other official document listing the address.

     

    Online Registration Directions

    If you are registering a student for the first time and you do not have a PowerSchool Account:

    STEP 1:  SET UP A POWERSCHOOL ACCOUNT

    1. Go to the link in the language you prefer below.
      1. English 
      2. Spanish
      3. Nepali
    2. Click on the "Create Account" tab.
    3. Under “Parent Account Details”, enter the email address you entered on your initial form that connected you to Registration then enter a username and password of your choice and record it for your records.
    4. After you click “Enter”, you will receive an email with instructions to verify your account within 24 hours. It will take a few minutes to receive this email, so please be patient.
    5. When you click on the verification email, you will be redirected to the login page where you can enter the unique credentials you made for your account.
    6. Once you are logged into your PowerSchool account, click on a student’s name or enter the information requested to Add a Student.

    STEP 2:  COMPLETE ENROLLMENT FORMS
    Once you are logged into your account, you will need to complete the following steps separately FOR EACH NEW STUDENT.

    1. Under the “New Student Registration” column on the left, click on “Forms”.
    2. You will see a list of forms to be completed. Click on the first one, “Student”.
    3. When you click “Submit” at the end of each form, the system will automatically take you to the next form.
    4. After you have completed the final form, “Signature,” click back on “Summary”    to view all your forms. Any form without a green leaf needs further attention.
    5. Once all your forms have a green leaf by them, you are finished with your forms and should press the “Submit” button. 
    6. Schedule an appointment to come to the Registration Office

    STEP 3:  REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT

    1. The student’s parent or legal guardian must be present at the appointment.
    2. Appointments take place in the Registration Office located at 600 Rutherford Road.  Each student appointment lasts about 15 minutes.
    3. Bring all required documentation (see list above for all items required for enrollment).
    4. The guardian should bring photo identification to the appointment.
    5. If you are unable to make your appointment, we ask that you either reschedule online or call the registration office.

     

    NOTE: You may deliver hard copies of required documentation to the Central Dauphin School District in one of the following ways:

    1. Bring the required documents to your scheduled registration appointment.
    2. Email a registrar – syanich@cdschools.org or kyanderson@cdschools.org
    3. Fax – (717)214-5192, Attention: Registration
    4. Place hard copies in the secure CDSD Registration drop box, which is located to the right of the Registration entrance (maroon awning) located at the Central Dauphin School District Administration Building.

     

    If you currently have an active student in the Central Dauphin School District and already have a PowerSchool Parent Account:

    STEP 1:  LOG INTO YOUR PARENT PORTAL

    • Go to the link in the language you prefer below.
    • If you have forgotten your login information, you will be given the opportunity to retrieve it. Please be sure to use the email address you used to create your account, not your student's email address.
    • Once you are logged into your PowerSchool account, click on a student’s name or enter the information requested to Add a Student.
    • Proceed to “STEP TWO: COMPLETE ENROLLMENT FORMS” listed above.

     

    If you previously had a student in the Central Dauphin School District who is returning, and you already have a PowerSchool Parent Account

    STEP 1:  LOG INTO YOUR PARENT PORTAL

    • Go to the link in the language you prefer below.
    • If you have forgotten your login information, you will be given the opportunity to retrieve it. Please be sure to use the email address you used to create your account, not your student's email address.
    • Once you are logged into your PowerSchool account, click on the returning student’s name or enter the information requested to Add a Student.
    • Proceed to “STEP TWO: COMPLETE ENROLLMENT FORMS” listed above.

     

    Important Registration Documentation

    Required for Enrollment

    • Proof of age (one of the following)
      • Original state issued birth certificate
      • Notarized copy of birth certificate
      • A valid passport
    • Evidence of your student’s immunizations
    • Proof of Residency - must submit ONE (1) of the following:
      • If you own your home, provide a settlement statement, mortgage statement, deed or property tax bill.
      • If you rent your property or home, provide a current lease. If the lease is over a year old, provide the lease and a current utility bill.
      • If you reside with a property owner, in addition to proof of home ownership, both guardian and property owner must sign a district supplied notarized "multiple occupancy form."  This document will be provided at your registration appointment.  You may also be asked to provide documentation in the form of a current utility bill, bank statement, or other official document listing the address.

     

    Additional Documentation (if applicable)

    • Most Recent IEP, GIEP or 504
    • Agency Letter of Placement
    • Court Order (Proof of Guardianship)
    • Custody Documentation


    If you have questions, please contact the Registration Office by calling 717-545-4703, ext. 70257 or 70222 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.