January 17, 2018

Peel families invited to ‘Start with a Smile’ and register for kindergarten

Children born in 2014 can start school in September 2018

Peel District School Board elementary schools are currently open for kindergarten registration, and will hold Kindergarten Registration Week during Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and also in the evening on Feb. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Parents of children born in 2014 are invited to attend to register and learn more about the kindergarten program.

"We invite families to Start with a Smile, and begin their education journey with us by registering their children for the 2018-19 school year. Our school staff look forward to welcoming new kindergarten students and families into the school for the first time and share with them the great adventures coming their way," says Peter Joshua, 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 what school their child will attend, parents can use the Find Your School tool at 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 you don't have an immunization record for your child, please call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.

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

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Reference: Nav Sahota, School Communications Specialist, 905-890-1010 ext. 2626, navneet.sahota@peelsb.com  ​

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