Kindergarten Registration opens November 1, 2020

Richmond School District 38 is excited to welcome kindergarten registration applications for children born in 2016, turning five in 2021. These children will begin kindergarten in September 2021. Online registration opens on November 1, 2020. Please visit our website http://www.sd38.bc.ca/kindergarten for more information about our online registration process, required documents, important dates and FAQs.

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 received any time during the Priority 1 registration period will receive placement decisions by February 5, 2021. 

Instead of in person information evenings this year, we have posted short videos that provide our new parents with information about the registration process, English Language Learner (ELL) assessments, and District Program Options – Early French Immersion and Montessori. These videos are available in English and Mandarin. Please view the videos at http://www.sd38.bc.ca/kindergarten.

Beginning November 1, 2020 District Program Options applications for the 2021/22 school year will be accepted ONLINE using the new online DPO application. https://dpoapplication.sd38.bc.ca The online application will be open from November 1, 2020 – January 22, 2021. (The entry years for District Program Options are Early French Immersion Kindergarten & Grade 1; Late French Immersion Grade 6; and Montessori Kindergarten to Grade 4.)

Finally, there will be a Kindergarten Information Evening for parents of students with additional support needs on ZOOM held on November 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. A link to the Zoom meeting will be posted on the Kindergarten Registration website closer to the meeting date http://www.sd38.bc.ca/kindergarten

Thank you and please share this information with your friends and family who have Kindergarten-aged children!