At 8:00 this morning, the Sooke School District’s new on-line registration system went live. Our initial planning was that up to 300 registrations would be requested at any one time. As it turns out, by 8:27 this morning, we had received 355 registrations. We’d like to thank our community for its patience as we ensured that our system could meet the demand.
As some parents have learned, there was a delay in receiving emails from the system. In some cases, this problem was encountered when families were trying to confirm emails prior to registration. In others, there was a delay in receiving confirmation emails once the registrations were submitted. We have since found the source of the delay, and have eliminated it. Families using the system should experience little delay in receiving any confirmation emails from this point forward.
It is important to note that the registration time attached to an application is based on when a family first started entering their registration information. For example, if someone began registering at 8:03 AM but did not receive a confirmation email until 8:43 AM, the official time attached to the application will be 8:03 AM.
We’d like to thank our community for their understanding and patience as we moved to this new registration system. In fact, in the time it took to compose this blog posting, the total number of registrations in the system has since grown to 436!