We are excited to welcome kindergarten registration applications for children born in 2016, turning 5 in 2021. These children will begin kindergarten in September, 2021. Online registration begins November 1, 2020.

Families are encouraged to register any time during the Priority 1 registration period (November – January) for the best chance at attending their catchment school. All registration applications completed any time during the Priority 1 registration period will receive placement decisions via emails from the school by February 5, 2021.

There will be a Kindergarten Information Evening for parents of students with additional support needs via ZOOM.

When: Nov 17, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Kindergarten Parent Information Session for Students with Additional Support Needs
https://sd38.zoom.us/j/69287792712
Passcode: 6000
Webinar ID: 692 8779 2712​

As per district policy, a student will normally attend the school located in their catchment area in which their parents or legal guardians reside unless there is no physical, resource or program space available. For the 2021/22 school year, this provision may need to be applied more frequently, potentially resulting in more students needing placement outside their catchment school.

Current enrolment and registration situations for elementary schools is available here:

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Frequently Asked Questions

A student will normally attend the school located in the catchment area in which their parents or legal guardians reside unless there is no physical, resource or program space available. You can find your catchment school by using the school locator .

Priority 1 Registration opens November 1 and closes on Friday, January 22.
Families who apply to register their 2021/22 kindergarten children anytime during this time period will have the best chance at attending their catchment school. 

Priority 2 Registration Period opens Monday, January 25 and closes Friday, May 14.
Registration applications accepted during this time period will be subject to availability of program, resource and physical space available at the catchment schools. For some families, this will result in being placed at a nearby school by the District Administrator for Central Registration. All Priority 1 registrations will be placed prior to placing any Priority 2 registrations.

Priority 1 Registration Period Priority 2 Registration Period Late Registration Period
November 1, 2020 – January 22, 2021 January 25, 2021 – May 14, 2021 May 18, 2021 – Ongoing
Applications received during this period will receive a placement decision by Friday, Febrauary 5, 2021. Applications received during this period will receive a placement by May 21, 2021. Applications received during this period will receive a placement by September 10, 2021 or within 3-5 business days, if possible.

Please note, our office is currently closed to the public. During this time, all registrations are submitted using the online registration form. Central Registration staff will then contact parents by phone or email.

Complete the online registration form, which includes uploading required documents. Once the form and documents are submitted, a Central Registration staff member will contact you to discuss next steps.

No. All registrations received during the Priority 1 period will be considered equal. Registrations are not prioritized by date and there is no preference given to a registration that is received in November as compared to a registration that is received in January. Please register any time from November 1, 2020 to January 22, 2021 that is convenient for your family. If there are more applications to register than spots available, a random draw (lottery) within the category will be held.

As per district policy, a student will normally attend the school located in their catchment area in which their parents or legal guardians reside unless there is no physical, resource or program space available.

Schools will have a set number of available kindergarten spaces, referred to as a “sustainable cohort” size. As per district policy kindergarten registration applications will be processed in the following order. 

  1. Students with a catchment sibling who will attend the school and program in 2021/22
  2. Students with a non-catchment sibling who will attend the school and program in 2021/22 
  3. Catchment students
  4. Students with a Non-Richmond resident sibling who will attend the school and program in 2021/22 

     

If there are more applications to register than spots available, a random draw (lottery) within the category will be held.
 

Current enrolment and registration situations for elementary schools is available here: 

In addition to registering for kindergarten, families are able to apply for a district program option such as French Immersion or Montessori. For more information on these programs please visit the district program options website.

Online applications for kindergarten district program options open November 1 and close January 22, 2021.

Students who are registered in the Richmond School district are able to apply for an out of catchment transfer. For 2021/22, the Round 1 transfer application period will be open from February 8 – 26, 2021. Transfer decisions will be provided to parents by Friday, March 12, 2021.

Letters of Acceptance are needed by parents/legal guardians who:

  1. Have refugee status
  2. Have a valid work permit and proof of employment. Work permits must be valid for minimum one year.
  3. Have a valid study permit and have been accepted into a qualifying degree or diploma program. Study permits must be valid for minimum one year.
  4. Are on an international government sponsored contract.
  5. Have a child who is in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

For more detailed information about Funding Eligibility for students in British Columbia, please visit http://bit.ly/2WvBdoD

If you meet the criteria above and currently live in Richmond, please send an email with your name and contact phone number to centralregistration@sd38.bc.ca. A staff member will contact you to discuss next steps.

 

If you did not find your answers above and have further questions then please contact Central Registration at 604-668-6058.