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How to Register Your Child Online for 2020-2021 Birmingham School Year

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The Birmingham Times

Birmingham City Schools (BCS) is offering online registration for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year which begins August 24.

Here’s how to register your child for school:

Kindergarten and New Students

  1. Go to www.bhamcityschools.org/registration.
  2. Click on “New Student Registration”.
  3. Create a family account.
  4. Follow the on screen instructions to enter your student’s registration information.
  5. Upload required documentation.
  6. Review all information and submit form.
  7. If you will have multiple children enrolled in the district, you will be prompted to access additional children at the end of your completed session.

Returning Students

  1. Check your email for notifications for each of your children with instructions and your child’s “Snapcode”.
  2. Use the link in your email to quickly access the forms OR visit registration website at: www.bhamcityschools.org/registration
  3. Create a family account and enter your child’s unique snapcode. Contact your school if you did not receive a code.
  4. Follow the on screen instructions through the process to update your student’s information.
  5. Upload required documentation.
  6. Review all information and submit form.
  7. If you will have multiple children enrolled in the district, you will be prompted to access additional children at the end of your completed session.

A snapcode is the code that is used to activate the registration forms for your student. Only returning students have snapcodes. Please contact your school if you do not receive a snapcode.

Wi-Fi

Students in Birmingham City Schools with limited or no home Wi-Fi will have equal access to learning when the academic year starts. In a called meeting on Tuesday, the Birmingham Board of Education unanimously approved purchasing 7,500 hotspots with unlimited data at a cost of $2.7 million over two years.

“The goal is to have internet equity for e-learning and support for the district’s One-to-One program,” said Jay Bradford, Director of Information Management Systems for Birmingham City Schools. “The hotspots are being purchased from T Mobile, and we should have them in about two weeks,” Bradford said.

Earlier this month, the board agreed to purchase laptop computers or iPads for every student, at a cost of more than $10 million. Students will be issued a Chromebook, iPad, or other device based on their learning needs.

“The computers and the hotspots help level the learning field for all students,” said Dr. Mark Sullivan, Interim Superintendent of Birmingham City Schools.

“Roughly 20 percent of our students have limited or no internet access in their homes. Whether we are in a remote setting or traditional setting for school, they need to be connected.”

The hotspots will support several devices and will be provided to families. That means students in the same household can share a hotspot, and the entire family will benefit, Bradford said.