Student Registration

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is open until September 3rd at 4:00 pm.

Please see below for specific instructions on how to register your child.

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NOTE:* We will only accept complete registration packages that include necessary form(s), birth certificate, Care Card, and proof of residence (hydro or phone bills, driver’s license, etc.). 

*If you do not have all of these documents, we will not accept your registration until you return with a complete package.

If you have questions regarding our registration process, please refer to Policy 502 Student Registration Enrolment and Placement

Parents/Guardians must register at their catchment-area school and provide:

  • Original birth certificate to verify your child will be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2019
  • Care Card
  • Confirmation of residence
  • Completed Student Registration Form

Squamish Elementary and Garibaldi Highlands Elementary are welcoming kindergarten and grade 1 registrations for September 2019 Early French Immersion.

Parents/Guardians of both kindergarten and new grade 1 French Immersion students must register at their French Immersion catchment school and provide:

  • Original birth certificate to verify your child will be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2019 (for kindergarten) or 6 years old on or before December 1, 2018 (for grade 1)
  • Care Card
  • Confirmation of residence
  • Completed Student Registration Form

When you have been accepted to a program, you need to fill in the French Immersion Parent Accept/Withdraw Form, confirming that you will either accept or withdraw your child’s place. 

Cultural Journeys at Stawamus is a Program of Choice that will be accepting kindergarten registrations for students across the district. For more information, please contact Principal Brayden Gordon at bgordon@sd48.bc.ca

Parents/Guardians must register at Stawamus School and provide:

  • Original birth certificate to verify your child will be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2019
  • Care Card
  • Confirmation of residence
  • Completed Student Registration Form

Parents/Guardians must register at their catchment-area school and provide:

  • Original birth certificate 
  • Care Card
  • Confirmation of residence
  • Student’s last report card
  • Immunization records (if available)
  • Completed Student Registration Form

If you wish your child to attend a non-catchment school, they will be considered subject to the availability of space and facilities at the school requested.

Parents/Guardians must still register at their catchment-area school and provide:

If you wish your child to attend one of our district schools — and you live out-of-district — your child will be considered subject to the availability of space and facilities at the school requested.

Parents/Guardians must register at the requested school and provide:

The School Act states that parents/guardians must enroll their child in an educational program, provided by a Board of Education, on the first school day of a school year if, on or before December 31st of that school year, their child will have reached the age of 5 years.

The School Act also states that parents/guardians, of a child this age, may defer the enrolment of their child until the first school day of the next school year.

As you consider what is best for your child, please note that the Ministry of Education recently shared the statistic that students are 15% less likely to graduate on time if they are held back before grade 5. 

If you are wishing to delay school enrollment for your five year old child, we request that you meet with your child’s catchment area school principal and the Director of Instruction: Learning Services. We encourage you to take this opportunity for a meaningful consultation regarding the programming we provide in Kindergarten, future placement and educational considerations, and also the program you would be providing at home, if you elect for that choice. This conversation would include, but not be limited to:

  • Understanding a Play Based Learning Environment
  • Social emotional learning strategies
  • Personalization of learning strategies and individual education planning
  • Supports available if at school
  • Supports and resources available if your child stays home
  • Placement considerations when returning to school
  • Educational considerations resulting from a one-year delayed entry

We appreciate you taking the time to meet with us for this important discussion, so you can make the most informed decision for your child.

Upon returning your child to school following a delayed entry year, it will be presumed that your child will be placed in grade 1 with their age group peers. Should you wish, at this point, to have a Kindergarten entry considered for your child, it is required that you meet with your child’s catchment area school principal and the Director of Instruction: Learning Services.

According to the MoE, you are 15% less likely to graduate on time if you are held back before grade 5.