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My experience with Infinite Campus Registration Process

Original post made by Lily, Charleston Meadows, on Jun 8, 2011

I wanted to share my Infinite Campus Registration experience with you and hope to hear your experience too!

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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:22 am

Mom -Sorry about your problems. Some of them may have been due to trying to use something besides a computer for the process. We had no problem, although my emergency info, etc. from last year needed to be re-entered.

Infinite Campus is much more than a registration system. It allows teachers/staff to send emails to a grade or class. It has an online grading system, including individual assignments, etc. I do find that most software written for the world of education is clunky and has poor user interfaces.

Send you suggestions to the District - they are good ones.


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:47 am

We had problems this year with the online catalog selection process and also the registration process. Both systems are hard to navigate, cannot be left until later without completely restarting, do not remember any of the information from last year and from one student to the next. Also it is confusing as to which student in the family is which and which parent is which. Both registrations took hours rather than minutes and involved emails and phone calls.

The online registration in previous years was very much easier.

If the kinks are not sorted out next year then the system is a waste of money because Infinite Campus is a mess as was InClass for some, not all, of my students' classes.

The biggest problem is that in the past we had a pile of paperwork to fill out the day before school started. Now we have a couple of hours on the computer in Spring and still a pile of paperwork before school starts. In other words, parents work is now doubled by this so called streamlining and simplifying. I am not as computer savvy as some parents, but I am a lot more so than many other parents. I feel sure that there must be loads of parents who cannot master this process.


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Just thought I would mention that I have just wasted an hour trying to do this process for my two students for next school year. One hour wasted, no help from the phone numbers listed (one knows nothing about the process) and it is still not done.