Registration dates for the 2018/19 school year:
Sibling Registration – January 4-10, 2018
Choice Registration – January 18-22, 2018
General Registration – February 1-8, 2018
Late Registration – March 28-June 7, 2018
Open Registration – Late August 2018
All registration periods open at 12 pm (noon)
Any child who turns 5 years old in 2018 (born in 2013) is eligible to register for the 2018-19 school year.
For additional information about Kindergarten Registration periods, see the Registration Periods tab below.
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.
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
||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 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 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. There is no need to rush through the form to submit. Please complete all sections fully.
Sibling Registration (January 4-10, 2018)
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 18-22, 2018)
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 & Grade 1,2 only), Pitt Meadows Elementary
MONTESSORI: Hammond Elementary
General Registration (February 1-8, 2018)
General registration for English school. See acceptance criteria 2-5.
Late Registration (March 28-June 7, 2018)
Late Registration Period for parents who missed previous registration periods will run March 28 to June 7, 2018.
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 (August 23 – ongoing)
Open Registration Period for parents who wish to register their child in kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year starts in late August.
All students registering for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2018. Parents must provide one of the following documents for their child for verification:
- birth certificate;
- Nexus pass;
- immigration documents;
Every parent registering a child must show proof of BC residency with two of the following:
- BC driver’s licence;
- BC identification;
- BC Medical card;
- Immigration documents;
- mortgage document or rental/lease agreement;
- municipal/utility tax bill.
The following criteria will be used to determine order of placement of students:
- Siblings of students already attending desired elementary school (currently in grades K-6);
- IN catchment (proof of residence required*);
- IN catchment daycare (proof of daycare in catchment required.*See sample);
- OUT of catchment without siblings;
- OUT of district.
* Once notified of tentative placement, bring supporting documentation to your child’s school by noon:
January 17, 2018– SIBLING REGISTRATION
January 31, 2018– CHOICE REGISTRATION
February 28, 2018– GENERAL REGISTRATION
If you miss your deadline, your child’s school assignment will be CANCELLED and you will have to re-apply.
Your child’s catchment school will have one or more computers dedicated for online registration when they reopen. During Christmas Break, computers will be available at the District Education Office, 22225 Brown Avenue.
If you don’t know your child’s catchment school, use our online school locator tool or call us at 604.466.6218 .
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
For general inquiries about kindergarten registration, call 604.466.6218 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical inquiries about the registration process, call 604.466.6248 or email us at email@example.com