20-21 Registration Opens for New HCSD Students

2020-21 Registration Opens for New HCSD Students


Who can register for school right now?
A. School registration is currently open for families with students who are beginning kindergarten or students who are NEW to the Harrison County School District. Only the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the student may register their child for school.


How do I get started?
A. Just visit the Harrison County School District website 
www.harrison.k12.ms.us and look for the “School Registration” tab at the top of the page. Once you click on the tab, it will take you directly to the school registration link. Complete the registration form online and submit it. The forms are in English and Spanish versions.


Do I need to set up an account to register my child?
A. Parents of NEW students will need to set up an account to start the registration process.


Do I need a Snapcode to register my child for school?
A. NEW students do not need a code to register.


What documents do I need for registration?
A. NEW students must provide two (2) proofs of residency and a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate. A child must be six years of age (kindergarten--five years of age) on or before September 1st, in order to enroll for the upcoming school year.


What types of proofs of residency are acceptable?
A. The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of a student seeking to enroll for the first time must provide this school district with at least two of the items numbered 1 through 10 below as verification of their address. Documents with a post office box as an address will not be accepted.

1. Filed homestead exemption application form
2. Mortgage documents or property deed
3. Apartment or home lease
4. Current utility bills
5. Driver’s license
6. Voter precinct identification
7. Automobile registration
8. Affidavit and/or personal visit by a designated school district official
9. Any other documentation that will objectively and unequivocally establish that the parent or guardian resides within the school district
10. Certified copy of filed petition for guardianship if pending and final decree when granted


When can I submit my proofs of residency?
A. Proofs of residency will be accepted by schools at a later date. The district is awaiting guidance from MDE and will post updates on HCSD Facebook and the HCSD website.


Does my child need vaccinations?
A. All NEW students must be up-to-date on vaccinations and will be required to submit an immunization Certificate of Compliance, Mississippi Department of Health Form 121. The form may be obtained from the Harrison County Health Department or from your healthcare provider.


Are there special vaccination requirements for incoming 7th graders?
A. All NEW and RETURNING students who are entering the 7th grade will be required to have their T-dap vaccination.


When can I register for school if my child is a returning student?
A. Registration for RETURNING students will be announced at a later date. RETURNING students will receive notification of their codes via email or letter. Please check the HCSD Facebook page and district website for updates.


How can I find out where my child will attend school in 2020-21?
A. Just click on this link http://smpdd.maps.arcgis.com/…/OneP…/basicviewer/index.html… and enter your address on the upper right hand corner of the page. Once the pink map appears, click anywhere on the map and you will see the names of the elementary, middle, and high school that your child will be attending. Be sure to click on the “Next Feature” arrow icon to see each school.


Where can I find the school supply list?
A. All kindergarten students in HCSD will receive free school supplies that will be donated by Keesler Federal Credit Union. The distribution date and other information will be announced at a later date. For students in grades 1st-12th, the supply list will be provided by each school.


When is the first day of school for 2020-21 in HCSD?
A. The first day of school in the Harrison County School District is Thursday, August 6, 2020. We will provide more information regarding back-to-school schedules and reopening plans as soon as the information becomes available. Please check HCSD Facebook and District website for updates.


Where can I find the 2020-21 school calendar?
A. The HCSD website has a “Calendar” tab at the top of the page: http://www.harrison.k12.ms.us/c_a_l_e_n_d_a_r. You will find two versions: “2020-21 District School Calendar” and “2020-21 Quick Reference Calendar”.