Pre-K and new kindergarten enrollment opens April 7
By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Parents will no longer have to wait in line to enroll their children in school.
Mid-Del Schools is moving its student enrollment process entirely online beginning for the 2021-22 school year. The district previously required parents or guardians to register in-person during certain times of the year.
The district will kick off the new online enrollment program next week for the pre-K and new kindergarten students. Pre-K and kindergarten students who are new to the district opens Wednesday, April 7 at 8 a.m.
The district will open the enrollment for all grades beginning on April 19. Online enrollment will remain open through the year, unlike years past.
“We hope by keeping the enrollment open that it will allow people to breathe easier and not have that summer crunch,” said Carrie Newnam, director of student accounting for Mid-Del Schools.
Newnam said the district is following the trend for more online access.
“A lot of other school districts are doing this already and the pandemic has kind of pushed others along,” she said.
Online enrollment information can be found at the district’s website www.mid-del.net. An email address is required to complete the enrollment process. The district website includes tutorials on how to create an email address and how to scan documents and submit them online. People can also call the district’s enrollment hotline at (405) 582-7095.
School leaders also hope the online registration and push for early enrollment will help them better plan for the next school year.
Mid-Del Schools saw its enrollment decline this past year due to the pandemic. Newnam said many students have returned gradually throughout the school year. As of last week, the district has 11,300 students.