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Tri-Valley Hero: Easing school registration

Original post made on Nov 14, 2014

From the comfort of their own home or even from their hotel room on a family vacation, some Pleasanton school parents were able to register their child online, make required school payments and donate money through a new application called "Future Fund" -- which was designed by Pleasanton parent, Darian Shimy.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:28 AM

Comments (12)

Posted by JeriAnn May
a resident of Mohr Park
on Nov 14, 2014 at 8:39 am

Darian, Thank you for your time and effort in making this happen. I can not wait for it to come to Mohr Elementary as I know you were working with our PTA President to implement it. Congratulations on being a Tri-Valley Hero. Well deserved!

Posted by Amador Parent
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Nov 14, 2014 at 8:54 am

Please bring it to Amador!!!

Posted by A true hero
a resident of Foothill High School
on Nov 14, 2014 at 9:26 am

Many thanks to Mr. Shimy for bringing much needed modernization to the district. And that donations increased as a result is even better. Please bring it to the high schools as soon as you can. We need it too!

Posted by Jill
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:58 am

We've used two electronic registration forms at Hearst for the last two school years. I used and liked both of them.

I also liked the electronic directories. The downside? The directory from the 2013-2014 school year disappeared when Hearst didn't reuse that system. That left us without anything other than the 2012-2013 and older print directories for the first couple of months of the school year. That's fine for some people, not fine for people who moved into the school during 2013-14 and 2014-15. When planning a birthday party, I had to pester teachers to put me in touch with a few students' parents. It would be nice if we could either ensure continual availability of a prior year's directory or make the current years's info available to parents sooner.

Posted by good job, well done
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 14, 2014 at 3:08 pm

My daughter goes to Hart and what a big difference the online system makes. It's much easier and convienient to do

Posted by Christina
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Nov 14, 2014 at 6:18 pm

My kids go to Walnut Grove and the online registration was WONDERFUL!! A huge thanks to Darian for designing and implementing this system. He is awesome!We should be high tech - thanks for helping our schools along!

Posted by Dublin Mom
a resident of Dublin
on Nov 14, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Wish Dublin had a process like this!! What a wonderful gift to the community.

Posted by Elizabeth Rajs
a resident of Valley Trails
on Nov 15, 2014 at 7:43 am

This is great news! Online registration is long overdue. I don't have kids in school anymore, but clearly remember the pain of walk-through registration every year. Well done, Darian. Glad you are being recognized for your fantastic work!!

Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 15, 2014 at 12:38 pm

The only time it saved us was we didn't have to pick up the packet. Still had to wait and walk thru the hour plus long walk through, still got checked and asked for more money, donations and contributions. Not really a game changer.

Posted by Seriously?
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Nov 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Really useful but a hero? We may need to redefine that concept. Helpful tool for people but hardly a life saver....

Posted by Karen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Livermore has been using online registration for a years. Glad to see that it is coming to Pleasanton! Thank you.

Posted by Other
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm

The reason it isn't brought to Amador is because as you go from station to station you learn about various and sundry groups on the campus and can partake in the purchasing of many items to help support those clubs or teams or groups. There was a parent that tried to bring online registration 6-7 years ago. She and one of the Dads automated PTA and wrote a program for PTA and the phone book. It was all done online for at least 3 years. There was even an App that you could have on your phone with a phone book for the school.
It was nice while it lasted! Where did that mom go? Why isn't it still available?

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