Student Registration

Student Registration

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 Kindergarten registration, Grade 8 registration, and registration at all other grade levels, see the information below.

To find your catchment school, use our School Locator.

Kindergarten registration

Any child who turns 5 years old in 2018 (born in 2013) is eligible to register for the 2018-19 school year.

Learn more about our online Kindergarten registration process at www.sd42.ca/kindergarten-registration.

 

Grade 8 registration
For parents of Grade 7 students
 

Please note: There are no Grade 7 Info Nights prior to registration. Each school will host an information session for incoming students once registration is complete.

OVERVIEW

To provide an optimal learning environment for all students, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 (SD42) must manage enrolment across all schools, ensuring that enrolment numbers match building capacity.

“Where space and facility is determined to be available,” the school district has an open boundary policy that allows flexibility in choice regarding which secondary school students may attend (School Act section 74.1 Section 6). Due to increasing enrolment in recent years, however, the majority of students are assigned to their catchment school. All our high schools meet the needs of all learners. 

GRADE 8 REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

 

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ONLINE REGISTRATION

Registration opens at 12 pm (noon) on Thursday, February 15, 2018. All Grade 8 registrations are done through the Parent Portal at https://parents.sd42.ca. Each registration is time-stamped at the moment the registration form is opened to begin the online registration process. 

 

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DETERMINING CATCHMENT SCHOOL 

The registration form will automatically populate with your child’s secondary catchment school based on the residential address on file with your child’s elementary school. 

You can also find your child’s secondary catchment school using the school locator tool at http://www.sd42.ca/school-locator/.

 New development areas may not show accurate results. Please confirm with your child’s elementary school if necessary. 

 If the address you register on the portal does not match what is on file, proof of change of address will be required. Rental agreements are not accepted as proof of address.

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ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

The size of the school facility may limit the number of out-of-catchment registrations that can be accommodated. The school district will accommodate catchment registrations first, then attempt to accommodate sibling out-of-catchment registrations. Sibling placement cannot be guaranteed, however. Our acceptance criteria are as follows:

  1. In-catchment area students who, in the previous year, attended the school;
  2. In-catchment area students who, in the previous year, were placed by the district in a different school due to a lack of space
  3. Siblings of in-catchment area students (grades 8 to 11);
  4. New in-catchment area students;
  5. Siblings of out-of-catchment area students enroled in the school (grades 8 to 11);
  6. Out-of-catchment area students currently attending an SD42 school;
  7. Out-of-district students currently attending an SD42 school;
  8. Students not currently attending an SD42 school but residing in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows;
  9. Out-of-district non-resident students.

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 ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Deadline for Grade 8 online registration is 12 pm (noon) on March 2, 2018. If you do not register your child by the online registration deadline, you will need to complete a paper registration form at your child’s catchment high school. 

 

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 PLACEMENT NOTIFICATION

Parents will be notified by email after Spring Break about their child’s assigned school.

 

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 TRANSFER AFTER DEADLINE

Movement between schools after March 2 deadline requires a transfer process. Transfer forms are available at all secondary schools. 

The ability to transfer will be limited by building space and available staffing. See Student Transfer Guidelines.

A review of transfer requests will be completed before the Grade 7 orientation date in May. Individual meetings and/or visits will occur after placement.

 

 

Download a PDF version of Grade 8 Registration Information. 

 

Parents of Grade 7 Students Currently NOT Registered in SD42

Parents of Grade 7 students currently NOT registered in the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows school district must obtain Grade 8 registration forms from the District Education Office at 22225 Brown Avenue, Maple Ridge. Registration forms will be available starting February 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm (noon).

You will need the following documents to complete the application process:

  1. Proof of residency
  2. Student’s birth certificate or passport

Registration deadline is 12:00 pm (noon), March 2, 2018. Parents will be notified by email after Spring Break about their child’s assigned school.

 

Registration at all other grade levels

For registration at all other grade levels you will need to contact the assigned school for your neighbourhood (i.e. your catchment school).

To determine your catchment school, use our School Locator, enter your address and follow the instructions.

Our elementary schools are listed here.
Our secondary schools are listed here.

Registration for c̓əsqənelə Elementary (c’usqunela Elementary)

c̓əsqənelə Elementary is planned to open for the 2019/20 school year at 24093 – 104th Avenue, Maple Ridge. To align with kindergarten registration and ensure a smoother registration process, the school district has decided not to move ahead with preregistration for the new school c̓əsqənelə Elementary as originally planned. Instead, registration for c̓əsqənelə Elementary for the 2019/20 school year will occur in January 2019.

Ongoing updates about progress on c̓əsqənelə Elementary, including information about the registration process, will be posted to the school’s website at http://elementary.sd42.ca/cusqunela as they become available. Details about the registration process will also be posted to the parent portal, and school district website, Facebook and Twitter channels once they are finalized.

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.