Frequently Asked Questions
When do I select my classes for next year?
Registration for classes will take place January 31st to March 4th. Each student will have a time assigned to meet with his/her counselor and discuss class selection. Use the time between homeroom and individual meetings to study registration materials. Registration Handbook, CTE brochure, etc. online and create a list of possible classes and enter selections into PowerSchool.
How do I decide which classes to take next year?
Your current teachers will make recommendations for classes for next year. Conversations with your teachers are also highly encouraged. After high school plans should help drive your decisions and in general, it is always best to attempt the hardest classes in which you believe you can be successful. Your school counselor can help you determine what classes you will need to be prepared for college, the military or a job. Most students will take math, English, social studies, science and electives. Graduation requirements are found in the Registration Handbook.
How do I register?
Registration is now done online. You will sign into PowerSchool through the Student Portal (not the ParentPortal) and select the “Registration” tab. The template will guide you through class selection based on classes you need to meet graduation requirements as well as which electives you want to take. The classes you enter will not be final until you meet with your counselor, so do not be afraid to enter a class, even if you aren’t sure about it. You should complete registration online before you meet with your counselor. Online Registration Instructions
How do I get my registration appointment with my counselor?
Students were assigned registration appointments and received them on their second semester schedules.
Can my parents/guardians come to my counselor meeting?
Parents/guardians cannot attend meetings in person. However, if parents/guardians wish to be a part of the conversation, we are happy to call them during your appointment.
What if I have a conflict with my assigned meeting time?
Unfortunately, there is no room for rescheduling appointment times. Counselors will call students down when they have an available slot to register.
What if I miss my meeting because school is closed due to inclement weather?
If school is closed due to weather, all student appointments will automatically be rescheduled; you DO NOT need to submit an appointment reschedule request. The newly-assigned times will be available in Student Services as soon as possible after you return to school. You should listen to school announcements to find out when the new meeting times will be available.
What if I am sick and excluded from school during my meeting time?
Please email your counselor to make them aware that you will not be able to attend your meeting time. Counselors will work with students to find a time to meet or to schedule a meeting over Zoom.
What should I expect when I attend my counselor meeting?
Your counselor meeting is a time for you to decide on the classes you want to take next year and to make sure you are on track with graduation requirements and other courses needed for your specific post-graduation plans. You should log into PowerSchool and enter class selections before your meeting. Each counselor will have three students assigned to a specific 45-minute time slot. You will check-in with the volunteers at the table outside Student Services. If you are not the first student to check in for that specific time slot, you will wait in the lobby until you are called.
How do I register for classes if I am a current 8th grader?
All 8th graders in the WSFCS district will register for 9th grade classes through his/her middle school. Middle school counselors communicate with RJR counselors to support any questions and ensure 8th grade students are registered appropriately.
What if I am coming to Reynolds from an independent, charter, or homeschool rather than another school in the WS/FCS district?
Students registering at Reynolds who have not already been in the public school system will need to complete the online enrollment forms (and provide all attachments). We cannot register students for classes until all documentation is provided to enroll. You can call 336-703-4146 and we will schedule an in-person or Zoom registration meeting depending on the schedules of the student and counselor.
What happens if I change my mind about the classes I have signed up for?
If you change your mind before your scheduled counselor meeting, you will be able to sign back into PowerSchool and change the classes yourself on-line. If you change your mind after your counselor meeting, you should complete a class change form that will be available in Student Services. The cutoff for changing classes is March 7th. After that time, you will not be able to make changes to your schedule.
I really need to talk with my counselor!
Counselors will be limited in their ability to meet with students during February and March, as they try to meet with all their students about registration. If you have a question for your counselor, the best way to reach him/her is through email. The counselors will do their best to reply to emails in a timely manner, and if necessary, they will make arrangements to meet with you. There will always be two counselors during each 45-minute time slot who are not meeting with students for registration and will be available for urgent needs.
How do I register online?
On-line registration is done through PowerSchool (RAPID IDENTITY). Once the registration portal is activated on January 28th, you will be able to login to your PowerSchool account and go to the “Registration” tab. The template will guide you to select required classes as well as give you options for your electives.