By Jeff Harrison
Mid-Del Schools is taking new approach for student enrollment.
The school district will use an online check-in system for parents and guardians registering students for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.
The new QLess system serves as a virtual line that reduces wait times and the number of people inside the enrollment center at any time. Officials say it will allow them to serve families efficiently and safely during the COVID-19.
They can check-in online, by using the QLess app or by text messages. A kiosk at the enrollment center will be available for all walk-ins to register for an appointment.
Families must register with QLess to enroll.
“Hopefully most people will check in before, but we will have a kiosk where they can do it all online,” said Carrie Newnam, director of student accounting. “Then they will get a text message 15 minutes before their appointment.”
The app will be available for download Monday, June 22. Student enrollment will begin July 6. It will be open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended hours may be offered in the future.
Student enrollment will also have a new home this year. The office is now located inside the former Del Crest Middle School at 4731 Judy Drive in Del City. The building has been renamed the Mid-Del Student Learning and Services Center.
The last few years, student enrollment was housed at the old Mid-Del Schools Career Academy building. Newnam said the new location will provide adequate space and parking to better serve families.
All guests must wear a mask at the enrollment center. The district is limiting the number of people inside the building. While waiting to register, people may wait inside the cafeteria, which allows for social distancing.
“When someone’s turn comes, they’ll take care of them and then ask to leave out another door,” Newnam said.
For more information about registration, visit www.mid-del.net or call (405) 582-7095.