With back-to-school events in full swing, Resident Services Coordinator, Shelva Cox, at Rush Creek apartments brought school preregistration to the community. Residents attending nearby Summit High School were offered an opportunity to receive a pass making it easier to register for the upcoming school year. Specifically, the “FASTPASS” gives parents access to valuable information including where and how to get the student’s ID, the class schedule, as well as the bus number and schedule which will pick up the youth from the community.
The event, though intended to help student’s prepare for the new school year, was really modeled with parents in mind. It was staffed by the principal and other administrative staff from the high school who brought with them all of the necessary school paperwork. The school staff also had the ability to settle accounts and receive payments for any fees required. Through this event, parents were also able to buy the “FASTPASS” at the discounted rate of $1 (normally $5). Most importantly, the event was held in the evening so as not to interfere with parents’ work schedules.
Roughly 50 families in all were able to attend and this program will serve as a model for the elementary and middle school registration events happening later this summer, preparing another 100 youth in that age range which live at the community.