Public school board now taking kindergarten registrations for the September 2018 school year

News 100 yellowBy Staff

January 11th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

The Gazette asked the Board staff which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration in the different areas and were told that”many elementary schools would establish their own Kindergarten registration times and that it was more “more conducive for parents to contact the school in their area for specific times to attend. Also, some schools have started tweeting registration times.

The Halton District School Board wants to do a head count – how many of the little darlings are going to show up at elementary schools across the Region.

Students at Lincoln Centennial public school. Ontario school boards are struggling to find low-cost options to school additions to accommodate full-day kindergarten. Some options may include bussing kids. Reading are Heyley Ta and Zeynep Coskan-Johnson. Feb 21 2013. Bob TYmczyszyn/St. Catharines Standard/QMI AGENCY

The beginning of an education.

The School Board is now accepting registrations for Junior (JK – Year 1) and Senior (SK – Year 2) Kindergarten for September 2018. Parents are advised to visit or call their local elementary school to find out which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration in their area. Parents and guardians are asked to register their child by February 2, 2018. Children can access the school library once they have registered.

Please take the following original documents when registering:

• Proof of address (any two of the following current documents): lease or deed, car registration, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, property tax bill, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency

• Proof of age: birth certificate or passport or baptismal/faith record for your child
• Proof of citizenship: birth certificate or passport, Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Permanent Resident card

If you are not the child’s parent, or if you have sole custody, please bring proof of custody (court order).
To register for Fall 2018, Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) children must be four years old by December 31, 2018, and Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) children must be five years old by December 31, 2018.

To determine your home school, refer to “Find My Local School” under the Schools section on the Board website at www.hdsb.ca.

If you require language assistance to register your child for school, please contact the Halton Multicultural Council at 905-842-2486. Parents should contact the principal/vice-principal of their school if they require accessibility accommodations to register their child for Kindergarten.

To learn more about the Halton District School Board’s Kindergarten Program, refer to the ‘Parents’ section of the Board website and click on ‘Kindergarten’.

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