Kindergarten Registration

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 full 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 or download our brochure.

For information about K-7 general registration for c’usqunela Elementary, visit the school website.

Kindergarten Registration FAQ

2019-20 Kindergarten Registration Dates at a Glance

Registration dates for the 2019/20 school year:

c’usqunela Elementary Registration (K-7) – January 7-31, 2019
Sibling Registration – January 21-25, 2019
Choice Registration – February 1-4, 2019
General Registration – February 12-19, 2019
Late Registration – February 27-August 9, 2019
Open Registration – August 21-June 2020

All registration periods open at 12 pm (noon)

Any child who turns 5 years old in 2019 (born in 2014) is eligible to register for the 2019-20 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, 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 bring supporting documents to that school. See Supporting Documents section below.



Registration Phases
Dates for c'usqunela Elementary, Sibling, Choice, General, Late and Open 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.

c’usqunela Elementary Registration (January 7-31, 2019)

c̓əsqənelə Elementary Registration is open to students who will be in kindergarten through to Grade 7 in September 2019 and want to register for this new school. c̓əsqənelə Elementary is located at 24093 – 104th Avenue, Maple Ridge, and is scheduled to open for the 2019/20 school year.

For additional information about the c̓əsqənelə registration process, visit

Sibling Registration (January 21-25, 2019)

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:


Choice Registration (February 1-4, 2019)

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 (Kindergarten & Grade 1,2,3 only), Pitt Meadows Elementary

MONTESSORI: Hammond Elementary


General Registration (February 12-19, 2019)

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


Late Registration (February 27-August 9, 2019)

Late Registration Period for parents who missed previous registration periods.

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 21 – June 2020)

Open Registration Phase for parents who wish to register their child in kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year starts in July.

Supporting Documentation
Verification documents you must provide

All students registering for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2019. Parents must provide one of the following documents for their child for verification:

  1. birth certificate;
  2. passport;
  3. Nexus pass;
  4. immigration documents;

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

  1. BC driver’s licence;
  2. BC identification;
  3. Mortgage document or rental/lease agreement;
  4. Municipal/utility tax bill;
  5. Medical Services Plan card;
  6. Immigration Canada documents;
  7. Proof of employment.


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:

February 11, 2019– CHOICE 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


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 information about c’usqunela Elementary registration, visit 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.