TCS centralizes new student registration, welcome center at Lincoln

This fall, new students will be able to go to one central location to enroll at Tiffin City Schools.

TCS has established a central registration location at Lincoln Pre-K Elementary School.

This will be the fourth year the school has been established and Michelle Tuite, director of educational programming and Lincoln principal, said she is available to offer more for the district in helping families have one central place to register.

Tuite and her staff plan to work with families so parents don’t feel overwhelmed when they have to enroll their children in multiple buildings.

“I am so thankful and grateful for the board and administration for their support and realizing a need in our community and district,” she said. “Moving to a new district can be overwhelming and there is a lot of paperwork and we cut down on that for our families.”

Tuite said this is a “one-stop shop” for families and their students. Tuite and her staff work with the families and pass on their information to the appropriate building secretaries so parents don’t have to go from one building to the next.

“We want our families to feel comfortable,” she said.

Within the Central Registration and Welcome Center area there is a play area for younger children, so parents don’t have to worry about finding someone to look after their children.

“This is an area where we can get to know our families,” she said.

As part of the Welcome Center, Tuite said, they partner with other agencies in case parents need referrals for information.

“This is just a way to be better streamlined,” Tuite said. “This is also a location where families can find out what they need and what they expect from us.”

Over this summer, Tuite and her staff are working out all the kinks to be ready this fall.

“We are here to work for our parents,” she said. “We don’t want to have to send people away, we want them to come to us because they know they can have a positive experience.”

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