faq
  • WHY SHOULD I REGISTER?

    Completing the entire registration process during the registration window ensures that the district has updated student, family and emergency information. Phone numbers, addresses and student health information can change. It’s essential that on day 1, we have the most up-to-date information for your student as well as current information for you as parent/guardian in case of an emergency situation.  Registering and paying student fees during the registration window also assists in balancing class sizes, ensuring teachers have accurate student information before the school year begins, and assures your student is ready for school and to participate in sports, extra-curricular classes, snack milk, and more!

    IS THERE ANY IN-PERSON REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT?

    No. We’ve eliminated any requirement to come into a school building during the registration window.  The registration process is completed online.

    WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE INTERNET AND/OR ACCESS TO A DEVICE?

    Registration Support Sessions are open for families without devices/internet access or needing in-person guidance with the process in the Luther Elementary IMC {205 Park Street} on August 1 from 7am-6pm, August 8 from 7am-6pm and August 9 from 7am-12pm.

    WHAT IF I NEED HELP WITH THE PROCESS?

    NO SUPPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SCHOOL OFFICES DURING THE REGISTRATION WINDOW

    WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW MY POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT LOGIN?

    If you registered a student last year, you already have a PowerSchool Parent Account set up.  

    To retrieve your username or password, click the “Forgot Username/Password” link on the PowerSchool login page OR go to the Support section for more resources.

    IS THIS THE SAME POWERSCHOOL LOGIN I USED FOR SUMMER SCHOOL CLASS SIGN-UP?

    No. Summer School class sign-up is completed on in a different platform of PowerSchool specifically designed to ONLY enroll in summer classes.  The username and password for your PowerSchool Parent Account is separate from any summer school logins.

    WHAT IF I PREFER TO NOT PAY ONLINE?

    During August 1-9, cash or check, along with a completed Student Fees Form can be mailed or dropped off to the address located on the form.

    *NOTE:  lunch money check(s) should be separate check(s) from registration fees.

    HOW DO I DEPOSIT LUNCH MONEY?

    NEW!  The District has switched to a one-system process for student fees AND depositing lunch money using SchoolPay. Access SchoolPay by going into your PowerSchool Parent Account and go to the "Balance" tab.  Click "Pay Fees Online" to access SchoolPay. While in SchoolPay, you can add fees to your cart and simply click “Food Services” on the left-side menu to also add funds to your students lunch account.  School fees paid & lunch money deposited - all in one transaction.  Check out the short SchoolPay tutorial here!

    During August 1-9, cash/check {made out SEPARATELY from registration fees} can be mailed or dropped off along with a Lunch Deposit Form to the address located on the form.

    After August 9, cash or check for lunch money should be separately dropped off at school building offices.

    WHEN WILL SCHOOL PICTURES BE TAKEN?

    Picture dates are indicated below. School-specific details, dates, etc. will be communicated to families by buildings.  Additional school-specific information can be found on building information webpages.

    • Purdy:  September 10
    • Rockwell:  September 12
    • Barrie:  September 13
    • Luther:  September 19
    • Middle School: September 6
    • High School:  September 3, 5 & 6

    HOW DO I APPLY FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH FOR MY CHILD(REN)?

    Free and Reduced Applications will be sent to families in early August.  The Student Nutrition Department will be gathering State information for those who qualify for benefits through state and federal programs.  If you receive a letter stating you qualify for free or reduced meal prices, you do NOT have to submit a paper application. If you do NOT receive a letter you will have to submit an application.  Please be aware that all applications should be sent ATTN: Vallene Krigbaum, Determining Official, 201 Park Street, Fort Atkinson WI 53538.

    HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILD FOR 4K?

    Visit www.fortschools.org/4k or contact the 4K Office at 920.563.7817 for more information.

    I ATTENDED KINGERGARTEN WELCOME DAY, DOES THAT MEAN MY STUDENT IS REGISTERED?

    No. You will want to complete the entire Registration Process to ensure your kindergartener is set for their first day of school!

    HOW DO I SIGN-UP FOR BASE?

    You can enroll your student (6 years old +) by visiting the BASE Fort Atkinson website.  This was formerly called "Boys and Girls Club".