ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2016/17
The Board of Education approved the adoption of an Online Registration Process to replace the former 'paper-based' system. The new online program is intended to "virtualize the standing in line process", providing a common specific time across the District to register on the opening day of registration
The program requires several steps to complete, however, the first step is relatively easy with each registrant receiving a date/time stamp on their online application which establishes their place in line. A confirmation e-mail is immediately sent to the parent to confirm that the first part of their application has been received. Applicants are then provided with a deadline to complete the next steps of the process. Schools must receive appropriate documentation (i.e., a birth certificate and proof of residency) before the student's registration application is processed.
New parents with no access to technology will be able to visit their neighbourhood school and register online at the school. Parents with their own technology and access to the internet, may complete this process from any location using the device of their choice (computer, tablet or smartphone). Moving to this online system will introduce a level of efficiency into the system, while also eliminating the need for parents to line up for long periods of time or in inclement weather. Further information will be distributed to parents in January explaining how to access the online registration link as well as the steps to be followed in completing the application process.
It is important to note that this new registration system will be used for both parents of new students (Kindergarten to Grade 12), as well as for parents wishing to register their child(ren) in a school of their choice outside their catchment area.
(Other legal documentation such a landed immigrant/permanent resident certificate of citizenship or documents issued by Immigration Canada must be processed through our International Education office prior to registration to a school.)
For further information please contact our office: 250-870-5116