Posted Date: 07/24/2015
A new addition to Enid Public Schools’ services is offering parents and students a one-stop shop for all their enrollment needs.
The Welcome Center, located in the front lobby of the Administrative Services Center, opened the first week of May and has been busy with as many as 40 new students each week.
District officials expect traffic to increase as the first day of school, August 19, draws nearer. New students are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible so the district can best prepare for their needs.
“Enid Public Schools is a fast-growing district and our enrollment projections indicate this trend will continue,” Dr. Darrell Floyd, Superintendent, said. “The Welcome Center is a friendly place where new residents can enroll, ask questions and get to know EPS as a district. We know moving can be hectic and we want to do everything we can to ensure they have a positive experience.”
The Welcome Center has made enrollment easier and less time consuming for families by switching to online registration, that is registered on-site rather than shuffling paperwork between multiple buildings. Computers are available in the Center for those who need access to online enrollment.
“Parents enjoy that the Welcome Center gives them the ability to fill out all paperwork in one setting,” Nikki Hitt, Welcome Center Coordinator, said. “They have also told me that being able to only fill out one document for multiple kids was wonderful. All they have to retype is the child’s personal information.”
The Welcome Center is a kid friendly environment, featuring toys and books for children to use while their parents complete needed paperwork. In addition to new comers, enrollment for all 4-year-olds and kindergartners will be held in the Welcome Center in the future.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A Saturday enrollment option also will be available August 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Administrative Services Center is located at 500 S. Independence.
To begin online enrollment, visit www.enidpublicschools.org/enroll