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Returning Student Update

The Returning Student Update Form is now CLOSED
Thank you to all the families that filled out the form. Please stay tuned on how you can update your information if you did not complete the Returning Student Update Form.

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Logging into the Parent Portal  |  I have multiple children  |  What if I need help? (FAQS)

WELCOME RETURNING STUDENTS!

Welcome back students and parents of Arlington! We hope you are all having a safe end to the summer. As the school year is right around the corner, we will need to have all parents update and confirm their childrenís information using the Returning Student Update Form.

This form is required to be completed by parents of all students. Failure to complete will result in not receiving important updates and communications from the district as well as your childís school.

Once the form is ready, you will be notified via email. If your contact information has changed and has not been updated in our systems, please email your childís school.

Please follow the instructions below on how to sign into your parent portal account where you will have access to the Returning Student Update Form.

We look forward to welcoming you all back for the upcoming school year.

REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS: This online form contains Student Enrollment Information, Family Demographics, Emergency Contacts, Health Questionnaire and Permissions. It also contains the Responsible Use Policy Agreement, Education History and the Home Language Survey. You may need to provide some required supporting documents to complete your application. These documents are necessary to prove residence in Arlington, verify your child(ren)ís age, acknowledge compliance with health regulations and ensure appropriate enrollments. Your application is not complete until these documents are submitted. It is best to gather the required documents before filling out the application. Please click HERE for a checklist of which documents fulfill each requirement if needed.

RETURNING STUDENT UPDATE FORM

Please Note: In order to access the returning student form, and verify/confirm your childís information, you MUST have a parent portal account.

How to Log Into your Parent Portal Account and Access the RSU Form:

Visit https://aps.powerschool.com/public/ and enter your username and password to access the Parent Portal. From the Parent Portal

  1. Select the student you wish to review/update
  2. Select the Returning Student Update icon on the left side
  3. For Authentication, please fill in your student's date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY format) and
    click "Continue"
  4. Follow the Instructions to Complete Registration.

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If you have multiple children within the school district:

If you have multiple children within the Arlington Public Schools district, you must complete the Returning Student Update form for each child. Once you have completed updates and confirmation on one childís form, go back to the homepage of the parent portal and complete the steps above once again. You will have the option to import certain form fields from the previously submitted record.

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WHAT IF I NEED HELP? (FAQs)

Below we have provided some responses to some frequently asked questions.

What if I donít have a parent account?

In order to access the RSU form, you must have a parent portal account. If you DO NOT have a parent portal account, one will be provided to you before the form launches.

You will need to have a valid email address on your studentís file in order to be contacted. If you have not provided an email address, please contact your childís school.

If you have not received an email with login information by the time the form launches, please contact your childís school and they will assist you in setting one up.

A list of all contact information for each school can be found on the main page of the parent portal account.

What if I do not know my Parent Portal username/password?

On the parent portal main page, there is a link if you forgot your username/password. Click on the "Forgot username or password?"

  • If you forgot your password, please provide your parent username and parent email.
  • If you forgot your username, please provide your parent email address.
  • This will generate an email within minutes to your email account. This link is valid for 24 hours.

If you do not know your parent email address, or have issues with the forgot password link, please contact your childís school. The main page of the parent portal displays your studentís school contact information.

What do I do if I have multiple children but they are not all showing on the parent portal?

If you have multiple children within the Arlington Public Schools district, each child must be connected to your parent portal account. If you need assistance connecting additional children to your parent portal, please contact your childís school.

How do I see the form from my PowerSchool brand mobile app?

Unfortunately the mobile app does not connect to the PowerSchool Enrollment portal. In order to complete the RSU form, you must open the parent portal from a web browser and click on the Returning Student Update icon. If your mobile device does have a browser, you can access the parent portal using the steps above but again not on your PowerSchool app.

What if I make 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.

Please Note: If you made a mistake and submitted the form, please contact Registration via email: registration@arlington.k12.ma.us

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If you have any questions in regards to the form, please contact the registration office at registration@arlington.k12.ma.us.

For technical support, visit the PowerSchool Community help center or click ďContact UsĒ from any form page.

Please Note: If any other circumstances have changed, please contact your childís school.

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