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Kindergarten Registration

How do I register for Kindergarten?

Registration for your neighbourhood catchment school begins on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 8:00 am.


Visit www.abbyschools.ca/kindergarten to review the district's procedures and guidelines. 


Are we your catchment school?

1. Enter your primary home address into our School Locator portal to determine your neighbourhood catchment school. Families must register first with their neighbourhood catchment school, regardless of where they may want to send their child.

2. Choose one of the three registration options below for 2022. Regardless of the chosen registration method, all families will be required to provide identification documents to satisfy proof of age and proof of address, etc.

  1. MyED Online Registration (requires a computer, not a cell phone)-Link opens January 31 @ 8:00 am-parent guides listed below;
  2. AP 336-1 Student Registration Form-fillable (download before you fill in) parents can complete and uppersumas [at] abbyschools.ca (subject: Kindergarten%20Registration) (email) to our school along with all Required Documents; or
  3. AP 336-1 Student Registration Form (to be completed by pen) parents can complete and submit in person along with all Required Documents

3. If both parents are not a Canadian Citizen (even if your child was born in Canada)jen.romero [at] abbyschools.ca (subject: Kindergarten%20Registration-New%20to%20Canada) (set up an appointment with the School Board office) to complete initial registration. Call (604) 859.4891 to make your appointment.

4. If one or both parents are Canadian Citizens (even if your child was born outside of Canada), complete one of the three registrations steps listed above.


Documents Required for Registering
 

Proof of age of the child by birth certificate is required for all new student registrations (schools will make a photo copy). To ensure the child being registered qualifies for Ministry of Education funding, the biological parents/legal guardians’ status and the biological parents/legal guardians’ residency need to be established. Schools may register the child providing the following are established:

1. At least one biological parent/legal guardian is a Canadian Citizen by birth or naturalized (obtained citizenship) and they can support this with the following pieces of identification:

  • Parent’s Canadian Citizenship Card; 
  • Parent’s Canadian Birth Certificate; and 
  • Parent’s Canadian Passport.

2. The biological parent/legal guardian must provide proof of residency, and provide at least ONE of the following:

  • Utility bill
  • Mortgage document
  • Property Sale Agreement
  • Property Tax Notice/Assessment
  • Rental or Lease Agreement

3. In addition, at least ONE of the following documents containing the name and address of the parent/guardian is required:

  • Child Tax Statement
  • Government Notice of Assessment
  • Current Year T4
  • Government document (eg. MSP bill)

4. You will also need to provide your child's Personal Health Card (if not enrolled in MSP, please provide private medical insurance documents for field trip purposes)
 

5. If applicable, please provide a copy of your child's Immunization Record

IMPORTANT:
Registration will be considered complete when a parent/guardian has provided the required supporting documents (proof of address, birth certificate etc.) along with a fully completed AP336-1 Student Registration form. Submission of these documents may be through the online MyEd BC registration portal, or by submitting registration documents via email, fax or dropped off at our school.

Families with children already registered in the school district will be able to provide their identification documents electronically, instead of in person.

Families new to our school district may complete and submit their registration documents electronically, but they must submit all original supporting documents in person. 

Once registration is received and complete, parents/guardians will receive a welcome email and instructions on additional required release forms.


What if I want to apply to a school in a different neighbourhood catchment?

If you are interested in having your child attend a school that is not your catchment school, you will need to apply through a AP 336-3 In-District Non-Catchment Request. Applications will be received by the requested school beginning February 7, 2022. Gr 1-5 applications will be reviewed in March, June and Septemer 12. Kindergarten out-of-catchment applications will be reviewed AFTER the first week of school in September. Out-of-catchment applications will only be considered once all catchment students have been accommodated. An application does not guarantee acceptance. You will still need to formally register at your neighbourhood catchment school.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our school office at 604.852.3900 if you require any additional information.