Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (SD42). We are proud to be one of BC’s most innovative school districts and make it our mission to ensure that all our learners feel valued and reach their full potential.

For  information about our online registration process, including registration periods, required supporting documentation and acceptance criteria, explore the sections below.

 

2016/17 Registration Dates at a Glance

Registration dates for the 2017-18 school year will be posted in December 2016.  Any child who turns 5 years old in 2017 (born in 2012) is eligible to register for the 2017-18 school year. 

All registration periods open at 12 pm (noon)

August 24, 2016: Open Registration (ongoing) for the 2016/17 school year

Registration Process
Review our 6 kindergarten registration steps

Registering your child for kindergarten is a big step, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. With our easy new online registration process, you can register your child from the comfort of your own home.

Review the registration steps below to ensure you are ready for the big day. Complete steps 1-4 before registration to save time.

STEP 1

OPEN A PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT

You must open an SD42 Parent Portal account to access registration. If possible, complete this step well before registration day at http://parents.sd42.ca

STEP 2 FIND YOUR REGISTRATION DATE
Review our registration categories (SIBLING, CHOICE, GENERAL) to find your registration period.
 STEP 3

REVIEW OUR REGISTRATION FORM  

Review a copy of our online registration form before registration day. Available on the Parent Portal at http://parents.sd42.ca

 STEP 4

REVIEW ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA  

The order in which we place our new kindergartners is determined by our Acceptance Criteria. Review these below.

 STEP 5 REGISTER
Register your child at http://parents.sd42.ca
 STEP 6 PROVIDE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Once you receive email notification of your child’s tentative placement, you must bring supporting documents to that school. See Supporting Documents section below.

 

 

Registration Periods
Dates for Sibling, Choice, General, Late and Open registration

Registration opens at noon on the first day of each registration period and closes at midnight of that registration period’s last day. All registrations will be date/time stamped once after you complete the address/account page and you START entering student information.

 

Sibling Registration (January 2017 – dates will be posted in December)

Sibling registration (for general and choice programs) is open for siblings of students already attending the desired elementary school (currently in grades K-6). See acceptance criteria 1 

NOTE: You must link the older sibling to your Parent Portal account before registration: http://parents.sd42.ca

 

Choice Registration (January 2017)

Choice program registration for all students who wish to participate in any one of SD42’s unique program offerings. See acceptance criteria 2-5.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOOL PROJECT

FRENCH IMMERSION: Eric Langton Elementary, Laity View Elementary, Maple Ridge Elementary (Kindergarten only), Pitt Meadows Elementary

MONTESSORI: Hammond Elementary

 

General Registration (February 2017)

General registration for English school. See acceptance criteria 2-5.

 

Late Registration (March  – June  2017)

Late Registration Period for parents who missed previous registration periods will run from March to June  2017.

We will advise you of your child’s tentative placement via email and will ask you at that time to bring all supporting documentation to your child’s school. See acceptance criteria 1-5.

 

Open Registration

Open Registration Period for parents who wish to register their child in kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year starts August at 12:00 noon. Please monitor our website for updates.

Supporting Documentation
Verification documents you must provide

All students registering for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2016. Parents must provide one of the following documents for their child for verification:

  1. birth certificate;
  2. passport;
  3. Nexus pass;
  4. immigration documents;
  5. BC services card.

Every parent registering a child must show proof of BC residency with ONE of the following: 

  1. BC driver’s licence;
  2. BC identification;
  3. mortgage document or rental/lease agreement;
  4. municipal/utility tax bill.

 

Acceptance Criteria
View criteria used to determine order and placement of students

The following criteria will be used to determine order of placement of students:

  1. Siblings of students already attending desired elementary school (currently in grades K-6);
  2. IN catchment (proof of residence required*);
  3. IN catchment daycare (proof of daycare in catchment required.*See sample);
  4. OUT of catchment without siblings;
  5. OUT of district.

* Once notified of tentative placement, bring supporting documentation to your child’s school by noon:

January 2017 – SIBLING REGISTRATION (dates tba)
February  2017 – CHOICE REGISTRATION
February  2017– GENERAL REGISTRATION

If you miss your deadline, your child’s school assignment will be CANCELLED and you will have to re-apply. 

No computer access at home or at work?
No problem! you can complete our online registration at one of the locations listed here

CATCHMENT SCHOOL

Your child’s catchment school will have one or more computers dedicated for online registration.
If you don’t know your child’s catchment school, use our online school locator tool or call us at 604.466.6218 .

PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Maple Ridge Public Library and the Pitt Meadows Public Library will both have computer terminals dedicated for kindergarten registration on the first day of each registration period.

Maple Ridge Public Library 
130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge, 604.467.7417

Pitt Meadows Public Library
200-12099 Harris Road
Pitt Meadows, 604.465.4113

Contact us

For general inquiries about kindergarten registration, call 604.466.6218 or email us at reghelp@sd42.ca. For technical inquiries about the registration process, call 604.466.6248 or email us at portalhelp@sd42.ca

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their full potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to fully support all individuals in their personal development as successful learners and respectful contributors to society.