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PowerSchool Enrollment

PowerSchool Online Enrollment

Whether your student is brand new to Dorchester County Public Schools or returning for another year, registration is required to be enrolled.

What is PowerSchool Online Enrollment?

PowerSchool Online Enrollment is a secure, online enrollment system used to verify all student demographic, emergency, and medical information for your child prior to the start of the new school year. This online process replaces hard copy student registration and permission forms sent home on the first day of school. Now you can complete all of your back-to-school paperwork online quickly, easily, and securely.

We would appreciate it if all families would complete these online forms as soon as possible after receiving the email or letter notification.  All forms must be submitted prior to the first day of school to prevent delays in scheduling your child’s classes for the upcoming school year. Your child’s registration will not be complete until all forms have been submitted.

How do I get started?

    • For Returning Students:  All current DCPS students must re-enroll each year.  Prior to the beginning of the school year, you will receive a notification e-mail or letter from your school that you are now able to login through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Log into the portal and select Returning Student Registration. You will see your student’s current enrollment information.  Verify all information, by  making any necessary changes and/or additions.  After you have completed all required questions and agreements, you are ready to submit.  

If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent Portal, you may create an Enrollment account and use the Snapcode that was included in your notification letter.  This does not create a Power School Parent account, but an account directly linked to the Enrollment portal.  It is highly recommended that you create a PowerSchool Parent account.

If you would like to setup a PowerSchool Parent portal to see your child’s grades, attendance, report cards, etc. please click on the PowerSchool Parent Portal Request Form link on the left. 

If you already have an account and have forgotten your password, select the Forgot Your Password link and an email will be delivered to the email address on file.  If your email address has recently changed, please contact the Registrar at your child’s school directly with your new email address.

    • For Students New to the District:  Dorchester County Public schools are now using PowerSchool Enrollment to allow parents to pre-enroll their students online.

Uploading of documents is required when using the New Online Student Registration.  Prior to beginning online registration, gather the following:

  • Proof of Residence- utility bill (electric, water, or gas), property tax bill, mortgage statement or lease agreement in the parent/guardian’s name. (dated within the prior 6 month period).
  • Official Birth Certificate, Passport of student or Birth Registration
  • Government-issued Identification Card (Driver’s License of person registering student)
  • Proof of Immunizations- Legible in English
  • Report Card /Transcript and MD SR7 Card from most recently attended school

Select the New Student Enrollment link on the left side of this page to get started. Follow the instructions to create an account and submit a form for each student in your family. 

  • PreK Students – Must be 4 years old on or before September 1st of the current school year.
  • Kindergarten Student – Must be 5 years old on or before September 1st of the current school year.

I don’t have internet access or a computer. What do I do?
Please call your school: They can arrange for you to use a school computer.

Do I have to answer every question?
Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) are required and must be completed to submit the final form.

What if I don't know how to upload documents (proof of resident, a copy of birth certificate, etc.)? 
Complete all required fields, then take your documents to the school office in order to complete the registration process.

What if I made a mistake?
If you would like to make a change - prior to submitting the form - you can either navigate back to the page using the “<Prev” and “Next>” buttons. Or, if you are on the Review page, click on the underlined field. If you have already submitted the form, then you will need to contact your student’s school, so staff members can make the changes for you.

I’ve completed the form. Now what?
Once you have finished entering your information, click “Submit.” This will send the information you have entered to the enrolling school. If you cannot click on this button, you will need to make sure that you have answered all the required questions.  All required fields must be completed to submit the form.

A school registrar will contact you once all documents have been submitted and are complete.

What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I have to do this for each child?
Yes, because you’ll need to provide information that is specific to each child. We recommend that you complete and submit one form and then start another. Once you complete one child’s information, some of the information will be filled in for any additional children you need to add/update.  This process will allow you to “snap” (or share) selected family information, which saves you time.

I’m not sure how to answer a question. I don’t know what the question is asking.
Don’t hesitate to call your school if you have a question about a specific item.

I’m having technical issues and I’m stuck. What do I do?
If your school is unable to help, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further assistance.