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Express Check-In is a Douglas County School District application that allows parents to update household information, sign off on district forms, update health conditions and select school fees. This application helps prevent families from manually entering in a full batch of information for numerous children in the household when checking in prior to the start of the school year. 

July 29, 2022

How Do I Access the Express Check-In System?
During your window, please log into the EngagED system using your Infinite Campus Parent Portal credentials.  If you do not know your username or password, please visit this page of our website for more information.
Once logged in, you will be presented with information for each of your students. Please complete the check-in process for each of your students individually.

What if I Already Completed the Express Check-In Process for My Students?
If you already completed the Express Check-In process, you do not need to take any further action unless you wish to apply for a bus pass (and are eligible for transportation) - see below.

What if I Started the Express Check-In Process but Could Not Complete It?
If you started the Express Check-In process but were not able to complete it, you will need to log in and go through the process again. The good news is that any progress you made in the Express Check-In tool over the last week was saved and you will simply need to acknowledge each form and each section.

What if I Do Not Complete Express Check-In Prior to the Start of School?
Express Check-In is intended to be a convenient way to update your household and contact information, sign important forms for the school year, sign the current Student Code of Conduct handbook, apply for bus passes (if applicable), and pay any fees. If you are unable to complete Express Check-In prior to the first day of school, your child will still be able to attend school as normal. Not completing Express Check-In will not affect your child’s enrollment.

Can I Find My Child’s Teacher Assignment and/or Schedule within Express Check-in?

You will NOT find information about your student’s teacher assignments, class schedules, etc. in Express Check-In. Details about how to access that information, and when, will come directly from your child’s school.

How Can I Apply for a DCSD Bus Pass?
The bus transportation link can now be found on the landing page when you log into the EngagED website. The link will only appear if your child is eligible for bus transportation. Families who are eligible for DCSD bus transportation (student has a valid AM and/or PM route in our systems) will be presented with an opportunity to apply for a bus pass.  Eligible families who received a bus pass in the past few school years just need to select a billing option in the tool. The annual billing option is available until September 30, 2022 at which time all billing will revert to quarterly billing on a per-ride basis. We encourage parents to sign up for SMARTag notifications via the SMARTag Parent Portal.

Payment of Fees
After completing Express Check-In for all of your students, you will click through to MySchoolBucks to select optional fees and to pay all required/optional fees. Instructions on how to access the system are linked below. If you have previously paid for school lunches you should already have an account for this system. If not, please follow these instructions to create an account.

Link to MySchoolBucks Payment System -

Quick Reference for MySchoolBucks Payment System

For MySchoolBucks payment processing system help, please call the MySchoolBucks parent support line at 855-832-5226 x2048.

We will work to ensure that all families have the opportunity to complete the Express Check-In process prior to the start of the school year. For more information, please visit our website.

DCSD Nutrition Services

The waivers that the USDA issued during COVID to allow schools to provide free meals to all students will not continue into the 2022-2023 school year, so all school meals will be paid beginning in August 2022. Please note that students who are approved for Free and Reduced Meal benefits will still receive free meals this school year.

2022-2023 DCSD School Meal Prices:



Elementary School



Middle School



High School



*Charter school meal pricing varies. Please check with your school for pricing.

Free/Reduced School Meals: Meal benefit applications for free and reduced priced meals must be filled out each year - APPLY HERE. All families must submit an application in order to receive free meals (if applicable) for the 2022-2023 school year. Current meal benefit applications are crucial to ensure that eligible students continue to have access to free meals. These applications also provide additional benefits to students and schools, including waived transportation and school fees, and additional school funding. See additional benefits HERE.

We are looking forward to having your student(s) back in August!