January 27, 2016

Peel board holds Kindergarten Registration Week from Feb. 1 to 4

Children born in 2012 can start school in September 2016

All Peel District School Board elementary schools will hold kindergarten registration activities and events on Feb. 1 to 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Feb. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. Parents of children born in 2012 are invited to attend to register and learn more about the kindergarten program.

"We invite families to begin their education journey with us by registering their children for our exciting kindergarten program. I know school staff are eager to meet our new kindergarten students and families," says Tony Pontes, director of education. "At the Peel board, we want to do everything we can to ensure the registration process is as easy and convenient as possible for families." 

If parents are unable to attend Kindergarten Registration Week, they may register their child for kindergarten by visiting the school their child will attend any time during school hours. It is recommended that parents call ahead to reduce wait times. To find out which school their child will attend, parents can use the Find Your School tool at http://www.peelschools.org/schools/findyourschool.

The kindergarten registration form can be downloaded and completed before visiting their child's school by visiting www.peelschools.org/kindergarten. Forms can also be completed in person at Peel elementary schools.

The following documents must accompany the registration form:

Proof of child's age (one of)
  • Canadian birth certificate 
  • Canadian passport 
  • citizenship card/certificate 
  • Permanent Resident Card 
  • confirmation of permanent residence 
  • work or study permit 
  • proof of refugee status
Proof of address (one of)
  • Ontario driver's licence 
  • utility bill    
  • bank statement (directly from financial institution) 
  • credit card statement 
  • federal government forms (e.g. Social Insurance Number, Service Canada documents) 
  • purchase agreement (lease agreements will not be accepted)
Proof of custody
Children must live with their parent(s) unless provided documentation supports an alternate living arrangement.

Proof of immunization 
Students registering in an Ontario public school for the first time must provide proof of immunization/vaccination. If parents don't have an immunization record for their child, they should contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.

To learn more about kindergarten registration, visit www.peelschools.org/kindergarten.

The Peel board serves more than 154,000 kindergarten to grade 12 students. Operating 250 schools in the municipalities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, the Peel board is the largest employer in Peel.
 
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Reference: Kayla Tishcoff, School Communications Specialist, 905-890-1010 ext. 2239, kayla.tishcoff@peelsb.com
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