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Registration Deadline Dates
Students currently enrolled in a Richmond school who will be in attendance at their school before 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, are NOT affected by this policy.   
            
WHO IS AFFECTED BY THE STUDENT PLACEMENT POLICY?

Students affected by the policy are:

Newly Arriving Students: A newly arrived student is a student whose parent or legal guardian: previously resided outside of Richmond and now resides in Richmond; resides in Richmond, but has moved into a new school attendance area within Richmond; resides in Richmond and has registered their child in Kindergarten; or resides in Richmond and has registered their child in a Richmond public school from home schooling or a private school.

Late Returning Students:  A student who is currently enrolled in a Richmond school and will return to school from the summer vacation period later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015.


HOW DOES THE POLICY AFFECT YOUR CHILD’S ENROLLMENT?

Newly Arrived Students:
To enroll in an Alternate Program (Kindergarten or Grade 1 Early French Immersion, Grade 6 Late French Immersion or Grades K to 4 Montessori), parents/legal guardians new to the district must first register their Kindergarten child in person at their English catchment school beginning January 12th, 2015 to January 30th, 2015 and, at that time, complete an application for the desired alternate program for submission to the Central Registration Office no later than January 30th, 2015. Placement in these programs will be determined through a district-wide draw process, with sibling priority.

If a newly arrived student applies for Early French Immersion, Late French Immersion or Montessori after January 30th, 2015, and the alternate program school does not have the necessary space or resources to enroll the student in September, then the student will be required to attend a school other than their catchment school.

A newly arrived student who registers by June 12th, 2015 will be guaranteed enrollment in that school for the English program. If a newly arrived student registers after June 12th, 2015, and the student’s catchment school does not have the necessary space or programs to enroll the student in September, then the student will be required to attend a school other than their catchment school.  A student who is placed in another school may return to the catchment school the following September, or earlier if the school’s space and/or resources allow.

Late Returning Students:        
If a student currently enrolled in a Richmond school expects to return to school later than 12:00 noon on September 9th, 2015, the parent or legal guardian must notify the school principal in writing of the late return by July 3rd, 2015 so the student will remain enrolled in the school.  The district form, Notice of Late Return, available from the school, may be used for this purpose.  This form is available from schools or the Central Registration Office.

If a student returns to their school after 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 and the parent has not notified the school in writing that their child will be returning after that date and the school does not have the space or resources to enroll the student upon their late return, then the student will be required to attend another (nearby) school that has the available space or resources.

In the event of an unforeseen circumstance that occurs after July 3rd, 2015 and causes an unexpected late return to school, the parent must advise the school, or District Office (Fax: 604-233-0150, attention Student Placement Officer 604-668-6087) as soon as possible.  Students must return before September 30th, 2015.

WHERE AND HOW SHOULD NEWLY ARRIVED STUDENTS REGISTER?

Registration for all Richmond School District students for the 2015–2016 school year takes place at the Central Registration Office, Main Floor, School District No.38 Administration Building, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V6Y 3E3.  Phone number 604-668-6058.  Registration hours are from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

All new Kindergarten registrations for the 2015–2016 school year will take place at the English catchment school from January 12th, 2015 to January 30th, 2015.  To locate your catchment school, please go to the school locator on this website located under the Schools menu.

After January 30th, 2015, all new Kindergarten registrations for the 2015-2016 school year will be taken at the Central Registration Office.

What Are The Required Documentation To Register My Child?
A parent or legal guardian must personally attend along with their child.

The following documents are required when you register your child:

  • Student’s Original Birth Certificate – If the original is not in English, please provide a certified translation.
Student’s AND Parents’ Original Proof of Status in Canada – bring one of the following:
  • Current Permanent Resident Card (Maple Card) with Passport, OR Record of Landing with Passport (if Permanent Resident Card has not yet been issued)
  • Canadian Passport or Citizenship Card or Canadian Birth Certificate
  • If you have a work or study permit or have refugee status, a Letter of Acceptance from the Superintendent’s office must be obtained prior to registering
Latest Proof of Residency – bring one of the following:
  • Current property tax notice or assessment and current utility bill
  • Signed formal rental/lease agreement and security deposit
  • Signed contract of purchase and sale with possession date and subjects removed and deposit draft
* We reserve the right to request additional proof of residency if required.  Examples of additional proof of residency include:
  • Move my services account
  • Canada Post mail forwarding
  • Cell phone account
  • Bank confirmation letter
  • House insurance
  • Internet or cable service
  • Social Insurance Number (S.I.N.) letter
  • Paycheque stub
  • Federal Income Tax Return statement
  • Child Tax Credit statement
Other documents required for each student:
  • Last school report card or school transcript of marks
  • Immunization record (health record), if available
  • Reports needed to request extra classroom support, if applicable
  • Legal custody documents

 
Richmond School District (SD38)
7811 Granville Avenue
Richmond BC
V6Y 3E3
2013 All rights Reserved
School District No 38 (Richmond)
Phone: 604.668.6000