Raise a Reader: Frequently Asked Questions


When does registration for the contest begin and end?

For the School Challenge contest: Schools must register for the School Challenge contest between October 1, 2011 - October 30, 2011. Once schools have registered, parents with kids in participating schools must then register their individual kids. Tracking minutes for the contest won't officially begin until November 7, 2011 - January 30, 2012. Parents must choose their child's participating school to be included in the School Challenge contest.

For the Family Challenge contest: Parents can register their children any time starting at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("E.T.") on October 1, 2011 and ending at 11:59 p.m., E.T. on January 30, 2011. Tracking minutes for the contest won't officially begin until November 7, 2011 - January 30, 2012. They will be automatically entered into the Family Challenge contest even if the kids don't qualify for the School Challenge.

How do schools register?

Go to parents.com/reading/school/signup to fill out the registration school form. By registering, your school agrees to the terms and conditions of our contest rules. Please click here to read the full contest rules. One school administrator, teacher, or guardian should be chosen by each school to register for the contest and keep track of the registration and school's log-in information.

How do I know if a school has registered for the program?

To find schools that have registered to participate in this year's program, go to parents.com/reading/school/.

Now that my school is registered, how do parents and students register?

Parents should go to parents.com/reading. Parents must then register as individuals in order to enroll their children in the contest. Once parents have registered, they should revisit parents.com/reading in order to update their children's reading minutes.

If my school missed the registration deadline, is it too late to enter the contest?

Unfortunately, if a school missed the registration deadline, it is not eligible for the contest.

Why am I required to add personal information about myself or my child as part of registration?

To use certain features on our sites, we ask you to register. When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, mailing address, email address, user name, and password. We may also ask for some additional information, such as, the age of your children, but you're free to register without providing this information if you prefer. You may check the "Other" option when registering, which does not require that you enter any information about your children. However, a name and birthdate are required to use the reading tool. You can find more information on our privacy policy and how the information we collect is used here.

After registration, when can parents start logging their children's reading minutes?

After the school registration period, parents/guardians can log reading minutes beginning on November 7, 2011 and ending on January 30, 2012, at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time ("E.T.").

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