Kindergarten Registration: 2024-25

Kindergarten Registration: 2024-25

Kindergarten 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 potential. Download our Programs of Choice booklet to learn about some of the dynamic programs offered in our district.

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

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Kindergarten Registration FAQ

2024-25 Kindergarten Registration Dates at a Glance

Registration dates for the 2024-25 school year:

* All registration periods open at 12 pm (noon).

Sibling Registration
January 9 – January 13, 2024

Environmental School Registration 
January 10 – January 12, 2024*
*Registration for siblings of Environmental School students is January 8-9, 2024.

Choice Registration
January 17 – January 22, 2024

General Registration
January 31 – February 6, 2024

Late Registration 
February 21 – July 27, 2024

Open Registration
August 21 – September 19, 2024

Any child who turns 5 years old in 2024 (born in 2019) is eligible to register for the 2024/25 school year. For additional information about Kindergarten Registration phases, see the Registration Phases tab below.

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.



You must open an SD42 Parent Portal account to access registration. If possible, complete this step well before registration day at

Review our registration categories (SIBLING, ENVIRO, CHOICE, GENERAL) to find your registration phase.


Review a copy of our online registration form before registration day. Available on the Parent Portal at



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

Register your child at
Once you receive email notification of your child’s tentative placement, you must upload supporting documents to the Parent Portal. See Supporting Documents section below.
Registration Phases
Dates for Sibling, Enviro, Choice, and General registration

Registration opens at noon on the first day of each registration phase and closes at midnight of that registration phases’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 (Jan. 9-13, 2024)

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:


Enviro Registration (Jan. 10-12, 2024)*

Environmental school registration is open to students who wish to participate in this program of choice. See acceptance criteria 2-5. *Registration for siblings of Environmental School students runs January 8 – 9, 2024.


Choice Registration (Jan. 17 – 22, 2024)

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

FRENCH IMMERSION: Eric Langton Elementary, Laity View Elementary, Maple Ridge Elementary, Pitt Meadows Elementary

MONTESSORI: Hammond Elementary


General Registration (Jan. 31 – Feb. 6, 2024)

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


Late Registration (Feb. 21 – July 27, 2024)

Late registration phase is for parents/guardians who missed previous registration phases.


Open Registration (Aug. 21 – Sept. 19, 2024)

Open registration phase is for parents/guardians who missed previous registration phases.

Supporting documentation
Documentation required for registration for all school-age students
  • Proof of age and address

    All students registering for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2024.

    Student’s Proof of Age

    Parents/guardians must provide ONE of the following documents for their child for verification: 

    • Birth Certificate 
    • B.C. Drivers Licence/BCID 
    • B.C. Services Card/Care Card 
    • INAC Status Card 
    • Passport/Nexus pass 


    Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status 

    Parents/guardian must provide ONE of the following documents for verification: 

    • Canadian Birth Certificate 
    • Canadian Passport 
    • Canadian Citizenship Card 
    • Landed Immigrant Documentation 
    • Permanent Resident Documentation/card 


    Proof of BC Residency 

    Every parent/guardian registering a child must prove BC Residency by uploading ONE of the following documents to the Parent Portal*:  

    • BC Drivers Licence 
    • BCID 
    • BC Services Card (Care Card) 


    Proof of School Catchment 

    Every parent/guardian registering a child must prove School Catchment by uploading TWO of the following documents to the Parent Portal* with at least One from Category A

    Category A:

    • Mortgage Document
    • Property Assessment 
    • Purchase/rental/Lease Agreement 
    • Annual Municipal Utility/Tax Statement

    Category B:

    • ICBC Documents 
    • Municipal/Utility Tax Bill/Credit Card Bill 


    * For document upload instructions, visit IT HelpDesk at 


  • Temporary resident and refugee supporting documents

    A student who is in British Columbia with their parent/legal guardian may be eligible for a publicly-funded education if the parent/legal guardian meets criteria set out by the provincial government and the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District. 

    Custodial parents/legal guardians of school-age students who are out of province/country must provide proof of age and proof of address (see Proof of age and address tab above). 

    Additionally, they must provide official and original documentation of ONE of the following: 

    • Work permit valid for a year or more, proof of employment shown on current three paystubs (minimum 30 hours per week), and a passport; OR 
    • Study permit valid for a year or more, letter of acceptance or transcript showing enrolment in degree or diploma granting program at a public post-secondary institution or enrolment in degree-granting program at a private post-secondary institution authorized by the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, a statement of tuition paid, a program schedule, and a passport. (Permit cannot be for high school upgrading or ESL unless required for acceptance into the afore-mentioned programs, for one year only, and the institution is BC-EQA); OR 
    • Diplomatic status. 

    Should you require support with first year settlement needs, please contact our settlement workers in schools at

    More information on this service is accessible here:

    * To register as an International Fee Paying Student, go to


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 students.

* Once notified of tentative placement, upload supporting documentation to the Parent Portal by noon:

January 22, 2024

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


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 .


The Maple Ridge Public Library and the Pitt Meadows Public Library will have computer terminals available for kindergarten registration

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 For technical inquiries about the registration process, call 604.466.6248 or email us at

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.