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2021/2022 Kindergarten Registration

A parent/guardian can register their child for kindergarten if, on or before December 31 of that school year, the student will have reached the age of 5 years. For example, for the 2021/2022 school year, the student must reach 5 years of age prior to December 31, 2021 (i.e. the child was born in 2016).

Kindergarten students must be registered in person by a parent/guardian. All REGISTRATION FORMS and related documents must be submitted in person to the Central Registration office. 


*NEW THIS YEAR:  You must make an appointment using our new online booking system to register your child for kindergarten.

Our booking system provides appointment times for up to 21 days out from today's date. Additional time slots are added on a daily basis. If you are unable to secure an appointment time using our booking app, please contact Central Registration at 604-903-3368 or registration@sd44.ca.


PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FAQ

 

Where:           Central Registration Office

                        Educational Services Centre
                        2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
                        604-903-3368
                        Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
                          

 

When:            October 26, 2020 (9 a.m.) to December 30, 2020 (4 p.m.) – Priority Placement

Use our new online booking system to make an appointment to register your child for kindergarten. 
All Kindergarten applications received within this registration window will be processed and placed according to priority placement criteria (scroll down to Placement Procedures section of this page).


How to register:    

  • Step 1. Use the BOOKING APPwhere you will be able to book a time to visit the Central Registration Office and register your child for kindergarten.               
  • Step 2. When you have a time booked, arrive at the Central Registration Office no more than 5 minutes before your appointment and wait to be invited in.
Please note: If there are no booking times available, please check back. Additional times will be added daily, with more than enough spaces for everyone to make an appointment by December 30.

What to bring: 

  • Please bring the completed Student Registration Form, ideally signed by both parents/guardians, and the original documents listed below. Online accounts being used for proof of address will require a hard/printed copy of the online account. Staff at the Central Registration office will make copies and return documents to you.


 Documents Required for All New Registrations

 Please note: When reference is made to "parent," it includes parent and/or legal guardian.



1.     Student Registration form

2.     Child’s birth certificate, ideally showing parent’s names, translated into English if necessary, or Certificate of Indian Status Identification Card

3.       Proof of residence:

Accepted documents for home owners

  • Purchase agreement – new home purchase with subjects removed or
  • Current utility bill (BC Hydro, gas, landline telephone or internet/cable statement)

Accepted documents for renters:

  • Formal rental or lease agreement and a current utility bill (BC Hydro, gas, landline telephone or internet/cable statement) in either the landlord(s)’/homeowner(s)’ or the tenant(s)’ name (as per lease/tenancy agreement)

If you do not have a formal tenancy agreement (living with family or friends) we require:

  • A letter from the tenant/homeowner verifying this living arrangement including the names of all your family members who are living in their residence and
  • Proof of the residence of the tenant/homeowner (as per accepted documents for renters above)

4.     All relevant original legal documentation involving guardianship – separation, divorce, adoption or guardianship court orders (if applicable)

5.     Any Individual Education Plan (IEP), Psycho-educational assessment or medical reports that pertain to the child (if applicable)

6.     Please submit a copy of your child’s immunization record to Vancouver Coastal Health. It can be submitted by e-mail (photo or scan) to: nsimmunizations@vch.ca or fax to: 604-983-6883

 

Categories of Application

Citizens and Permanent Residents:

 

Canadian Citizens – living in B.C.

Requirements

At least one parent is a Canadian Citizen and ordinarily resident in British Columbia

Required Documents

  • See above Documents Required for all New Registrations
  • Proof of parent’s citizenship

 
(If the child was born outside of Canada, we will require documentation to show an application for Canadian Citizenship is in process.)

 

Permanent Residents/Landed Immigrants

Requirements

At least one parent is a Permanent Resident and ordinarily resident in British Columbia

Required Documents

See above Documents Required for all New Registrations

And (above and beyond required documents for all new registrations)

  • Student’s passport and Permanent Resident card or landing paper (if the student is a permanent resident)
  • Student’s proof of Canadian citizenship if applicable (Canadian passport or citizenship certificate)
  • Proof of status in Canada for both parents (passport and Permanent Resident card)

 

Refugees

Requirements

Parent has been lawfully admitted to Canada as a Refugee

 

Required Documents

See above Documents Required for all New Registrations

And (above and beyond required documents)

Refugee Claimant Document and Passport for parents and child

 

Temporary Residents:

 

Parent with a Work Permit

Requirements

  • Parent has been lawfully admitted to Canada for temporary residence and is authorized to work for a period of one (1) year or more - parent’s Work Permit is valid for one (1) year or more
  • Parent is working 25 hours or more per week
  • Student study/visitor record for one (1) year or more (same time period as parents)
  • Immigration documents for the spouse of the parent who will be working

Required Documents

See above Documents Required for all New Registrations

And (above and beyond required documents)

  • Student’s passport
  • Parents’ passports
  • Parent’s Work Permit Valid for 1 year or greater
  • Student study/visitor record for 1 year or greater (same time period as parents)
  • Immigration documents for the spouse of the parent who will be working in Canada
  • Proof of employment meeting requirements (will include pay stubs and other relevant documents as determined by the District Principal – Administrative Services)

All documentation will be reviewed annually, at minimum, to ensure continued compliance.

 

Parent with a Study Permit

Requirements

Parent has been accepted to a degree or diploma program at a public post-secondary institution in British Columbia or in a degree program at a private post-secondary institution

Required Documents

See above Documents Required for all New Registrations

And (above and beyond required documents)

  • Student’s passport
  • Parents’ passports
  • Letter of enrolment
  • Proof of payment of fees – receipts for fee payment must be submitted each semester the parent is attending school
  • Timetable of studies
  • Student study/visitor record for 1 year or greater (same time period as parents)

 

All documentation will be reviewed annually, at minimum, to ensure continued compliance.

 

Registration Forms will be available the Central Registration office and at sd44.ca.

 

Programs


English Full Day Kindergarten program

This is a full-day program with limited space at all schools.


French Immersion Full Day Kindergarten program

This is a District Program with limited space at selected sites.

The following schools will be offering French Immersion in 2021-2022:


Placement Procedures

Registrations received prior to the deadline (on/or before December 30, 2020 at 4 p.m.) will be placed according to priority placement criteria - please see below.

Effective date of registration is entered when all required documentation has been received. A registration without all required documents will be pending until all the required documents are submitted. 


Registrations received following the deadline (after December 30, 2020 at 4 p.m.) will be placed according to space and facilities availability and the date the registration was received.



Priority for placement of students in Full Day English program


Priority 1 – In Catchment area with sibling already attending same school

Priority 2 – In Catchment area

Priority 3 – Out of Catchment area with sibling already attending same school/program

Priority 4 – Out of Catchment

Priority 5 – Out of District

 

Priority for placement of students in Full Day French Immersion (District Program)

Priority 1 Siblings of French Immersion students (same program, same school)

Priority 2 – Lottery for the remaining students - classes are filled by lottery order respecting the parents 1st and 2nd choices.

Priority 3 – Out of district – placed at the end of the process


  • Students not placed in the French Immersion program are placed in the kindergarten program at their catchment area school or at a school of their choice (if indicated on their registration form).
  • These students are also placed on a wait list according to their placement in the lottery, and their first and second choice of schools. The staff at Central Registration will be in contact with the students (families) on the wait list when space in the program becomes available.
  • Once a spot has been offered, the students (families) have one (1) business day to respond by email before the spot will be offered to the next student on the wait list. The French Immersion wait list remains in effect for the entire kindergarten school year.
  • The kindergarten placement information, for most registrations received during the priority time period, will be communicated by letter/email to the parents no sooner than the School District’s Spring Break. Placement for kindergarten registrations received after the priority placement deadline and for out-of-district students may not be confirmed until the end of August, 2021.

 

For further information, please contact: registration@sd44.ca.