Welcome to Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42. 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.
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.
To provide an optimal learning environment for all students, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 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
Registration opens at 12 pm (noon) on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. 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.
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.
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.
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:
In-catchment area students who, in the previous year, attended the school;
In-catchment area students who, in the previous year, were placed by the district in a different school due to a lack of space
Siblings of in-catchment area students (grades 8 to 11);
New in-catchment area students;
Siblings of out-of-catchment area students enroled in the school (grades 8 to 11);
Out-of-catchment area students currently attending an SD42 school;
Out-of-district students currently attending an SD42 school;
Students not currently attending an SD42 school but residing in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows;
Out-of-district non-resident students.
ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Deadline for Grade 8 online registration is 12 pm (noon) on February 19, 2020. 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.
Parents will be notified by email before Spring Break about their child’s assigned school.
TRANSFER 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.
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 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon).
You will need the following documents to complete the application process:
Proof of residency (2 documents)
Student’s birth certificate or passport
Registration deadline is 12:00 pm (noon), February 19, 2020. Parents will be notified by email before 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.