Kindergarten

A child may be registered to attend Kindergarten in September if his or her fifth birthday occurs on or before December 31st of the current year. Kindergarten Registration usually takes place in February of each year.

Kindergarten Registration Dates for 2019

(Updated: February 12, 2019)

If your catchment area school’s Kindergarten registration date has passed and you were unable to register due to the recent snowfall, schools are open and ready to welcome your child! Please register as soon as possible.

Please register at your catchment area school. For verification of your catchment area school, please call the School Board Office at 604-952-5340 or check the School Locator.

At the time of registration, the following original documents must be provided:

  1. Proof of birth date for the student (birth certificate or passport) (registration will not be accepted until proof of birth date is received)
  2. Proof of citizenship for both the parent and the student (Canadian birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, landed immigrant document, permanent resident card)
  3. Immunization record, Care Card, medical and emergency contact information
  4. Proof of Residency (Property Taxes – current receipt, purchase/rental agreement or rental receipt)

Parents should be aware that students may be required to attend a school outside of their usual attendance area if class enrolments exceed 20.

Non-Catchment and Non-District applications will be accepted at District schools and online commencing February 4, 2019. Please note due to space restrictions, Gray and Richardson Elementary Schools will only be accepting Non-Catchment and Non-District applications for those students who have siblings already attending the school.

Non-catchment & Non-district

If a parent wishes for a child to attend a different school other than their catchment area school, a non-catchment application form should be completed and submitted online or to their catchment area school. Schools will hold non-catchment forms until approved by the Assistant Superintendent. Approvals will be processed as soon as possible, but may be held until the second week of September, therefore, parents should register their child at their catchment area school to ensure a placement. No approval of non-catchment requests may be given at the school level.

Non-Catchment Information Page

Non-district students applying for Kindergarten in Delta must complete a non-district application form and submit it online or to the requested school. Schools will forward this form to the Assistant Superintendents’ Office. Parents of non-school district students should be advised that a decision regarding entry into the Delta Kindergarten program may not be made until the second week of September, therefore, should register at their catchment area school to ensure a placement. The Assistant Superintendents’ Office will notify each school of the successful non-school district applicants. Once the school has received approval from the Assistant Superintendents’ Office, non-school district students may then register at the designated school.

Non-District Information Page

Non-catchment and non-district applications will be accepted commencing February 4, 2019 and will receive priority in the respective category if received prior to March 8, 2019. Please fill out one Non-Catchment or Non-District Application form only. If you have a second and/or third choice, please make note of them on the same form and in order of preference.

Please note: Due to space restrictions, Gray and Richardson Elementary Schools will only be accepting Non-Catchment and Non-District Applications for those students who have siblings already attending the school.

French Immersion

Parents/Guardians of French Immersion applicants will be notified by Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019:

  1. if they have been accepted to Early French Immersion
  2. what school they should register at on Feb 13

Please see the French Immersion page or contact Gwenaelle Oger-Black at gogerblack@deltasd.bc.ca or 604-952-5066 for more information about applying for French Immersion.

Traditional Schools

If you would like to attend a Traditional Elementary School, please register at your catchment area school and indicate that you are requesting Traditional school. If you are requesting a Traditional School other than your catchment Traditional School, you must submit a Non-Catchment application form. If you are not a resident of Delta, you must submit a Non-District application form. Non-Catchment and Non-District applications will be accepted on or after February 4, 2019. Further information on our Traditional schools, as well as Traditional school catchment areas, can be found on Traditional Schools page.

Montessori

If you would like to attend a Montessori Elementary School and do not live in the Devon Gardens catchment area or are not a resident of Delta, please refer to the information on Non-Catchment and Non-District applications. Further information on our Montessori school can be found on the Montessori webpage.

Home Quest

Home Quest is  a Collaborative partnership between the Delta School District and parents seeking an alternative to traditional classroom-base instruction. The program is designed for students in Kindergarten to Grade 9. Home Quest is a Ministry funded Distributed Learning (DL) program that offers participants a range of opportunities to enhance and  broaden their educational experiences. By enrolling in Home Quest participants have access to  Delta School District’s educational resources, provincial curriculum materials, and hands-on learning experiences, while maintaining a flexible learning environment within the guidelines of a DL program. Further information on Home Quest can be found on their website:

https://homequest.deltasd.bc.ca/

Home Quest Kindergarten registration is ongoing and open from January on.