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Student Registration and Transfer Requests

Student Registration and Transfer Requests

Welcome to Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 (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.

In the tabs below, you will find detailed information for kindergarten registration, new student registration (grades 1 to 12), and the transfer request process for current SD42 students (K-12) wanting to transfer to another school or program in our district.

Kindergarten registration

Any child who turns 5 years old in 2021 (born in 2016) is eligible to register for the 2021/22 school year.

Learn more about our online kindergarten registration process at

New student registration (Grade 1 - 12)
Registration for Grade 1 to 12 students new to the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District.

If your child is new to the school district, use the School Locator to find your child’s catchment school, then request a registration form by contacting your child’s catchment school.

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

Grade 8 registration
For in-district students currently attending an SD42 school and for out-of-district/in-district students not currently attending an SD42 school
  • Students currently attending a School District 42 school


    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.

    Online Registration

    Registration opens at 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, February 4, 2021. All Grade 8 registrations are done through the Parent Portal at Each registration is time-stamped at the moment the registration form is opened to begin the online registration process.

    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

    • 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.

    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.

    Online Registration Deadline

    Deadline for Grade 8 online registration is 12 p.m. (noon) on February 19, 2021. 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.

    Placement Notification

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

    Transfers After Deadline

    Movement between schools after the February 19 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 Grade 8 registration information in PDF format: Grade 8 Registration.pdf

    Download the Grade 7 to 8 registration and transition fact sheet in PDF format: Grade 7 to Grade 8 Registration and Transition.pdf 

  • Students not currently enrolled in a School District 42 school

    The following information will guide out-of-district and/or in-district students not currently enrolled in a School District 42 school through the process of registering your child for September.

    Please review the steps below before online registration opens. The registration period runs between February 4 (noon) and February 19 (noon). For more information about the general registration process, see the tab above (Students currently attending a School District No. 42 school).

    To begin the registration process, you will need a Parent Portal account. The SD42 Parent Portal allows parents/guardians to register their child, fill in school forms, sign off on field trips, receive timely school and school district communications, make secure payments online, and much more.

    This downloadable PDF will outline the steps for creating a Parent Portal account:

    Creating a Parent Portal account.pdf

    Once you have created your Parent Portal account, register your student with School District 42 for Grade 8 next year by following the steps outlined in the following PDF document:

    Registering a Grade 8 Student via the Parent Portal.pdf

    If you need help, reach out to the IT Helpdesk at or call 604-466-6248.


Transfer request process (K to 12)
Transfer request information for current SD42 students (K-12) who want to transfer to a different SD42 school or program during the 2020/21 school year or for the 2021/22 school year.

Kindergarten to Grade 12 students currently enrolled/registered in an SD42 school or program may request a transfer to a different SD42 school/program.

The prioritization of transfer requests is guided by SD42 Procedure 9200.1: Student Placement.

While every effort is made to accommodate transfer requests, making a request for transfer does not guarantee that your request can be accommodated.

Parents contemplating a transfer request are strongly encouraged to consult with the principal or vice principal at the child’s current school before submitting a formal request.

To make a formal transfer request, please contact your child’s current school to request the electronic Request for Student Transfer form.

For further details on transfer criteria and important dates for the 2021/22 school year, please review the appropriate guidelines provided below:

Student Transfer Guidelines: Elementary (2021/22)
Student Transfer Guidelines: Secondary (2021/22)


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.