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Download our Welcome to Kindergarten handbook (pdf)

NOTE: You must open an SD42 Parent Portal account to access online kindergarten registration
Click on the button above to open your Parent Portal account.

Registration dates at a glance: 
January 15-19, 2014
: Sibling Registration
January 22-26, 2014: Choice Registration
February 4-10, 2014: General Registration
February 26-June 13, 2014: Late Registration

August 25, 2014: Open Registration (ongoing) for the current (2014/15) school year

Registration for the 2015/16 school year will open January 2015.  Dates will be posted on our website shortly.

For general inquiries about kindergarten registration, call 604.466.6218 or email us at reghelp@sd42.ca. For technical inquiries about the registration process, call 604.466.6248 or email us at portalhelp@sd42.ca.

>> Kindergarten Registration FAQs <<

 

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Download our 2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration Brochure for a handy Registration Day Checklist

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SECTION 1: Kindergarten Registration Steps
SECTION 2: Registration Periods
SECTION 3: Supporting Documentation and Acceptance Criteria
SECTION 4: Internet Access Alternatives
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Welcome
The Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District (SD42) welcomes you and your child to our education system. 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.

Registration Process

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.

STEP 1: 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 http://parents.sd42.ca

STEP 2: FIND YOUR REGISTRATION DATE 
Review our registration categories (SIBLINGCHOICEGENERAL) to find your registration period.

STEP 3: REVIEW OUR REGISTRATION FORM  
Review a copy of our online registration form before registration day. (Available starting January 1, 2014 at http://parents.sd42.ca)

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STEP 4: REVIEW ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA  
The order in which we place our new kindergarteners is determined by our Acceptance CriteriaReview these below.

STEP 5: REGISTER  
Register your child at http://parents.sd42.ca

STEP 6: PROVIDE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS  
Once you receive email notification of your child’s tentative placement, you must bring supporting documents to that school. See Supporting Documents section below.

 

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Registration Periods

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Registration opens at noon on the first day of each registration period and closes at midnight of that registration period's last day.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOOL PROJECT

FRENCH IMMERSION: Eric Langton Elementary, Laity View Elementary, Pitt Meadows Elementary.

MONTESSORI: Hammond Elementary

YEAR ROUND SCHOOL - Kanaka Creek Elementary.
Acceptance criteria 2 & 3 only for this registration period. Out of catchment students who want to attend Kanaka Creek must register during General Registration (Feb 4 - 10, 2014) and identify Kanaka Creek as their first choice.

 

 

 

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

 

Late Registration Period for parents who missed previous registration periods will begin at 12 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

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.

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Open Registration Period for parents who wish to register their child in kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year will start August 25th 12:00 noon. Please monitor our website for updates.

 

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Supporting Documentation

All students registering for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2014. Parents must provide one of the following documents for their child for verification:

  1. birth certificate;
  2. passport;
  3. Nexus pass;
  4. immigration documents;
  5. BC services card.

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

  1. BC driver's licence;
  2. BC identification;
  3. mortgage document or rental/lease agreement;
  4. municipal/utility tax bill.

 

Acceptance Criteria

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:

January 21, 2014 - SIBLING REGISTRATION
February 3, 2014 - CHOICE REGISTRATION
February 24, 2014 - GENERAL REGISTRATION

If you miss your deadline, your child's school assignment will be CANCELLED and you will have to re-apply. 

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No computer access at home or at work? 

No problem! You can complete our online registration at one of the following locations:

 
CATCHMENT SCHOOL

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.


PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Maple Ridge Public Library and the Pitt Meadows Public Library will both have computer terminals dedicated for kindergarten registration on the first day of each registration period (January 15, January 22, and February 4).

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 reghelp@sd42.ca. For technical inquiries about the registration process, call 604.466.6248 or email us at portalhelp@sd42.ca

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I go to register my child?

To register your child for kindergarten, go to the SD42 Parent Portal at http://parents.sd42.caYou will need to have a Parent Portal account to access kindergarten registration. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, create one first: https://parents.sd42.ca/Parents/ParentsRegistration.aspx

Can I register my child in person at the local elementary school?

No. All kindergarten registration is done online.

What if I don’t have computer access at home?

If you do not have access to a computer at home, you have the following options:

  1. You may use one of the registration-dedicated computers at your child's catchment school. 
  2. You may visit the Maple Ridge Public Library or the Pitt Meadows Library. Both libraries will have computer terminals dedicated for kindergarten registration on the first day of each registration period (Jan 15, Jan 22, Feb 4).
  3. You may use one of the computer stations at the District Education Office, located at 22225 Brown Avenue in Maple Ridge. Terminals will be available on the following days/times:

SIBLING REGISTRATION
Jan 15:   12 pm – 4 pm

CHOICE REGISTRATION
Jan 22:   12 pm – 4 pm
Jan 23:   8 am – 4 pm

GENERAL REGISTRATION
Feb 4:     12 pm – 4 pm
Feb 5:     8 am – 4 pm

Do I have to open a Parent Portal account before I can register my child for kindergarten?

Yes. To register your child for kindergarten, you must first open an SD42 Parent Portal account at http://parents.sd42.ca. On registration day, you will log in to your Parent Portal account to access kindergarten registration.

What time does registration start?

Kindergarten registration starts at noon on the first day of each registration period and closes at midnight of that registration period’s last day.

Can I save my form if I need to pause halfway through?

You cannot save a partially completed form. Once you begin the registration process, you must complete the form in one session and submit, or restart the process at a later time. 

Will the information I've entered into the registration form be lost if I need to step away from my computer for a few minutes?

If you have begun to complete the form and need to step away from your computer, the information you have already entered will be retained for some time as long as the browser window isn't "refreshed." 

If you leave the window open and inactive for several hours, however, any information you have entered will be lost and you will need to restart the registration process.

Can I submit the registration form with some blank fields?

Certain fields on the registration form are required. The form will flag any required fields you may have missed, and will instruct you to fill these in so that you can complete the registration process.

How will the district know my place in line?

Your registration form will be time-stamped at the moment you open the form to begin the online registration process.

Will I lose my place in line if I take too long to complete my form?

Your registration form will be time-stamped at the moment you open the form to begin the online registration process. As long as you don't leave the browser window open and inactive for several hours before submitting your form, you will not lose your place in line.

I'm having technical issues with the registration form. What do I do?

If you run into technical issues during the registration process, call us for assistance at 604.466.6248.

I have other kindergarten registration questions. Whom can I contact?

For kindergarten related questions, call 604.466.6218 for assistance.

Do I need a student number to create a parent portal account or to register my child online?

No. Your child will be assigned a student number after you bring supporting documents to the assigned school and we finalize his or her registration.

I am participating in the Sibling phase. How do I link my older child to my account?

To link an older child to your Parent Portal account, login to your account at http://parents.sd42.ca and click on the “link student” button at the bottom of the “my account” page. Please note that you will need a linking key and a student number, both of which you can obtain from your child’s school.

I am registering during the Choice or General phase and am unable to link my child to my account. What am I doing wrong?

Nothing. If you are registering your child during the Choice phase or the General phase, you will not be able to link him or her to your Parent Portal account. Instead, the system will automatically link your child to your account once all registration phases are complete.

What if I can’t provide supporting documents to my child’s school by the deadline?

If you do not provide supporting documents to your child’s school by the deadline, your child will lose his or her place in line and you will need to repeat the online registration process.

What are the deadlines for bringing supporting documents to the school?

Deadlines for submitting supporting documentation are as follows:

January 21, 2014 for Sibling Registration
February 3, 2014 for Choice Registration
February 24, 2014 for General Registration