Student Registration

Student registration for the 2019-2020 school year is open January 22nd to 25th, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:30 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 an 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.

Registration: Jan. 22–25, 2019, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

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

Registration: Jan. 22–25, 2019, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

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

Parent information session for Squamish area kindergarten and grade 1 French Immersion will be held at the Eagle Eye Community Theatre on
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

Registration for Grade 5 Late Immersion in Whistler and Pemberton will take place on February 22, 2019 at 8:00 am. Look for upcoming ads and information sessions.

Note:   All programs of choice (Early French Immersion, Cultural Journeys & Late French Immersion) registrations will be placed on a waitlist until availability of space is confirmed at each site. Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Registration: Jan. 22–25, 2019, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

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

Registration: Jan. 22–25, 2019, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

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

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.

A Transfer Request Form must be completed and submitted to the office of the student’s catchment-area school upon registration. 

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.

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.