Registration dates for the 2023-24 school year:
* All registration periods open at 12 pm (noon).
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10
Environmental School Registration
Jan. 11 – Jan. 13
Jan. 18 – Jan. 23
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7
Feb. 22 – July 28
Aug. 21 – Sept. 15
Any child who turns 5 years old in 2023 (born in 2018) is eligible to register for the 2023-24 school year. For additional information about Kindergarten Registration phases, see the Registration Phases 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 parents.sd42.ca
||FIND YOUR REGISTRATION DATE
Review our registration categories (SIBLING, ENVIRO, CHOICE, GENERAL) to find your registration phase.
| STEP 3
REVIEW OUR REGISTRATION FORM
Review a copy of our online registration form before registration day. Available on the Parent Portal at parents.sd42.ca
REVIEW ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
The order in which we place our new kindergartners is determined by our Acceptance Criteria. Review these below.
Register your child at parents.sd42.ca
||PROVIDE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
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 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. 4 – Jan. 10)
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.
Enviro Registration (Jan. 11 – Jan. 13)
Environmental school registration is open to students who wish to participate in this program of choice. See acceptance criteria 2-5.
Choice Registration (Jan. 18 – Jan. 23)
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 (Feb. 1 – Feb. 7)
General registration for English school. See acceptance criteria 2-5.
Late Registration (Feb. 22 – July 28)
Late registration phase is for parents/guardians who missed previous registration phases.
Open Registration (Aug. 21 – Sept. 15)
Open registration phase is for parents/guardians who missed previous registration phases.
All students registering for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2023. Parents 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
- immigration documents/permanent resident card
Every parent registering a child must upload to the Parent Portal* proof of current BC residency with TWO of the following:
- One of the following: BC Drivers Licence/BCID/BC Services Card (Care Card)
- mortgage document
- purchase/rental/lease agreement
- municipal/utility tax bill/credit card bill
* For document upload instructions, visit IT HelpDesk at https://www.sd42.ca/helpdesk/registration/parent
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 students.
* Once notified of tentative placement, upload supporting documentation to the Parent Portal by noon:
Jan. 20 – SIBLING REGISTRATION
Jan. 20 – ENVIRO REGISTRATION
Feb. 3 – CHOICE REGISTRATION
Feb. 24 – 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. 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
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