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Kindergarten Registration

Registration for your neighbourhood catchment school begins on January 18, 2021 at 8:00 am.
Visit www.abbyschools.ca/kindergarten to review the district's procedures and guidelines. 


Are we your catchment school?

1. Enter your primary home address into our School Locator portal to determine your neighbourhood catchment school. Families must register first with their neighbourhood catchment school, regardless of where they may want to send their child.

2. Choose one of the below registration options for 2021. Regardless of the chosen registration method, all families will be required to provide identification documents to satisfy proof of age and proof of address, etc. Our office will book appointments for verification purposes. Please provide an accurate email address and phone number for parent/guardian contact.

  1. Online Registration (requires a computer, not a cell phone) Parent Guides Listed Below
  2. Fillable PDF forms (AP 336 + forms) (download before you fill in) you can complete and email to our school along with all required documentation, or
  3. Printed Registration form that can be completed and will require you to book an appointment with our school to submit your paperwork.

3. If both parents are not a Canadian Citizen (even if your child was born in Canada), set up an appointment with the School Board office to complete initial registration. Call (604) 859-4891 to make your appointment.

4. If one or both parents are Canadian Citizens (even if your child was born outside of Canada), complete the registration process as noted in #2 above.

Documents Required for Registering
 

Proof of age of the child by birth certificate is required for all new student registrations (schools will make a photo copy). To ensure the child being registered qualifies for Ministry of Education funding, the biological parents/legal guardians’ status and the biological parents/legal guardians’ residency need to be established. Schools may register the child providing the following are established:

1. At least one biological parent/legal guardian is a Canadian Citizen by birth or naturalized (obtained citizenship) and they can support this with the following pieces of identification:

  • Parent’s Canadian Citizenship Card 
  • Parent’s Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Parent’s Canadian Passport

2. The biological parent/legal guardian must provide proof of residency, and provide ONE of the following:

  • Utility bill
  • Mortgage document
  • Property Sale Agreement
  • Property Tax Notice/Assessment
  • Rental or Lease Agreement

3. In addition ONE of the following three documents containing the name and address of the parent/guardian is required:

  • Income Tax Assessment
  • Vehicle Insurance
  • Government Document (e.g. Child Tax Credit)
  • Most recent T4

4. You will also need to provide your child's CareCard (if not enrolled in MSP, please provide private medical insurance information)
 
5. If applicable, please provide a copy of your child's Immunization Record

IMPORTANT!

Registration will be considered complete when a parent/guardian has provided the required supporting documents (proof of address, birth certificate etc.) along with a fully completed AP336-1 Student Registration form. Submission of these documents may be through the online registration portal, or by submitting registration documents via clearbrook [at] abbyschools.ca (email), pre-arranged school drop-off, or at a pre-scheduled appointment.

What if I want to apply to a school in a different neighbourhood catchment?

If you are interested in having your child attend a school that is not your catchment school, you will need to apply through the out of catchment form (AP 336 - 4). Applications will be received by the requested school beginning February 1, 2021. Out-of-catchment applications will only be considered once all catchment students have been accommodated. An application does not guarantee acceptance. You will still need to formally register at your neighbourhood catchment school.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our school office at 604.859.5348 if you require any additional information.