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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 14 - 19, 2015
: Sibling Registration
January 21 - 23, 2015: Choice Registration
January 30 - February 6, 2015: General Registration
February 14 - June 12, 2015: Late Registration

August 25, 2015: Open Registration (ongoing) for the 2015/16 school year

 

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 2015-2016 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
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.

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 on the Parent Portal at http://parents.sd42.ca

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STEP 4: REVIEW ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA  
The order in which we place our new kindergartners 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.

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

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

 

Late Registration Period for parents who missed previous registration periods will run from February 14 to June 12, 2015.

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 2015-16 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, 2015. 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 20, 2015 - SIBLING REGISTRATION
January 29, 2015 - CHOICE REGISTRATION
February 19, 2015 - 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 14, January 21, and January 30).

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