By Colleen Flaherty

Fort Hood Herald

The Child, Youth and School Services program is now accessible from home, courtesy of the Internet.

A new CYSS website allows parents with military e-mail addresses to sign up and pay for EDGE! and SKIESUnlimited classes and to view youth sports opportunities.

Parents can also pay for outstanding day care balances through the website, and registered Chaffee Child Development Center patrons can reserve or cancel hourly child care spots.

A variety of calendars and registration papers are also available.

Parents who are registering with CYSS for the first time may pre-register online. Patrons transferring from other installations must contact Fort Hood´s Parent Central Services to import their files from their previous installation and to make an appointment to complete their registration.

Currently registered patrons must receive their username and password from their respective centers.

The online service, which is now available Army-wide, is designed make CYSS even more efficient, said Cristina Salvador, functional technology specialist.

"Basically, it allows (patrons) to make their payments online," she said, "as opposed to standing in line to make those payments."

Currently, about 20,000 students are registered with CYSS at Fort Hood.

Go to https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/hoodcyms.html to access CYSS online.

For additional information, contact Parent Central Services at (254) 288-7155 or Hood.DMWR.CYS.PCS.Distro@conus.army.mil.

Contact Colleen Flaherty at colleenf@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7559. Follow her on Twitter at KDHfeatures.

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