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5 Simple Steps to Automate Pre-Admissions in Time for September

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By SchoolStatus 3 min

Educators, it’s almost time to put your sunglasses on and your feet up.

At SchoolStatus, we’re determined to help educators take the break they need this summer while ensuring your smoothest September. That’s why we are continually working with districts across the country to automate pre-admissions and registration processes.

Whether you’re looking to get set up immediately to facilitate this year’s intake or build your digital pre-admissions foundations now so that you’re ready to go for 2025, we can help.

The 5 Simple Steps to Success

(and the relaxing Summer break you deserve)

You may have already heard the news: with SchoolStatus Forms & Flows (formerly Operoo), you can automate your school’s most important pre-admission processes—from data wrangling and communicating with prospective families, to digitally distributing and collecting forms, automatically inducting new students once admitted, and instantly syncing data back into SIS.

What does that look like? Here are the simple steps many of the districts and schools we work with have already taken to seamlessly digitize and automate student pre-admissions and induction, which you too can follow:

1. Sign up!

This is a little obvious, but this first step really is the biggest. After you take the plunge and make the decision to use the SchoolStatus platform for your school communications and digital workflows, we’re here to help you every step of the way. So if you haven’t already talked to our education experts, fill out a simple form and we can start the process today.

2. Load your pre-admissions data

If you haven’t already, load your CTF or ATF files from your LGA and feeder schools into your Pre-Admissions group in your SIS.

3. Get your SIS sync going

Our Customer Success Team will help set up and test SchoolStatus’ custom two-way SIS integration to ensure a smooth ride. All your pre-admissions students will sync to Forms & Flows.

4. Customize your SIS pre-admissions template & forms

The reason we’re able to seamlessly sync pre-admissions data back into your SIS is because of our purpose-built field mapping template. This template includes almost all the questions you’d ever want to ask a family about their child. We’ll help you customize this template to your particular needs.

The questions in the template correspond to data fields in your SIS, which are gathered or verified during the pre-admissions process (such as priority contact, ethnicity, and religion). The template and questions contain special mapping, allowing data to sync to the correct fields in SIMS once a pre-admitted student is deemed enrolled.

And, with a swathe of best practice forms pre-built into the system, you’ll be able to get going fast. Better still, our team will help make any modifications necessary.

5. Join the 95%: Be up-and-running in just 1 week

Almost all of our districts are now combining SchoolStatus’ pre-admissions capabilities and unique two-way SIS sync to seamlessly automate and manage pre-admitted and newly inducted student data.

All you have to do now is relax and let SchoolStatus’ Forms & Flows do the chasing for you. Not only can families access our platform and digitally complete pre-admission forms on any device, they’re also sent automated reminders for missing information. Just sit back and watch the responses roll in.

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SchoolStatus is a unified K-12 platform that enables districts and schools to engage more families and improve attendance with our easy-to-use communications hub and data-driven attendance solutions. We support an integrated and impactful educational experience, from district leadership to families at home. With more than two hundred million successful school-home interactions, and millions of users, SchoolStatus drives meaningful results for districts and schools across the US.
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