COVID-19 Registration guidelines for NEW students
Call Cheryl Harder at the Board of Education Office at 419-898-6210.
She will then mail you a registration packet and speak to you about the required information needed to enroll your student in our district.
When you have that packet completed and the other requirements gathered please call her to set up an appointment or discuss with you our other options of returning this information to us.
Due to COVID-19 we require that only “1”person come to the office and that you wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.
Thanks so much for your understanding in the unprecedented times.
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Central Registration Office
Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools has centralized its student registration process for your convenience. All students now register at the Central Registration Office, located at the B-C-S Board Office, 11685 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Once you have registered your student, you will be given information about how to visit your child's school and meet the teachers. High School and Middle School students will have to meet with counselors in those buildings to choose courses for their schedules.
To register your child, call 419-898-6210 to schedule an appointment. All registrations require an appointment!
When you and your child arrive for your appointment, you will receive a packet of forms to complete.
In addition, you must bring the following with you:
- A birth certificate (one for each child you are registering)
- Social Security card
- A current official immunization record, with a doctor's stamp (a record from the health department is also acceptable)
- Evidence of a physical examination conducted previously
- Proof of Residency: Examples; utility bills, lease agreements
- Driver license or State ID
- Any custody papers/court orders if applicable
- Copy of the child's most current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and ETR if applicable
Frequently Asked Questions About Enrolling Your Child:
What if I want to enroll my student through open enrollment?
If you want to open enroll your student, use the link on the homepage for B-C-S, located at http://www.bcssd.com The application form for open enrollment is located there.
When can I enroll my child in B-C-S?
The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District accepts new students throughout the school year and the summer. Enrollment is done at our Central Registration Office, located in the B-C-S Board Office, 11685 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor, Ohio. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 419-898-6210.
Do I pay school fees when I enroll my child?
No, you may pay your school fees at the designated fee payment days, held each year in August if you are enrolling in the summer. If you are enrolling during the school year then a letter will be sent to you on what you will owe.
When can my child begin attending their new school?
We like to get your child in school as soon as possible after registration. The Central Registration Office will contact your child's new school before you leave the office, and tell you when you may send your child to school.
How do I get a class schedule for my Middle School or High School student?
The Central Registration Office will help you make an appointment with your child's guidance counselor, who will meet with you and your child to schedule their classes.
How do I get my child's previous school records transferred to B-C-S?
School districtis cannot release official records directly to parents. A parent's signature is needed to release the records to a new district. When you register your child in B-C-S, you will fill out a records request form. The Central Registration Office will fax that form directly to your child's previous school, and the records will be sent to the Central Registration Office.
How will I know which bus my child will be riding?
If the time of registration is during the school year, the Central Registration Office will give you the contact information for the transportation department. If you register your child during the summer, you will be notified before the first day of school.
How can I meet my child's new principal, teachers, and other staff?
The Central Registration Office will help you establish a time when you can meet building personnel.