January 26, 2015

Peel board kindergarten registration takes place Feb. 2, 3, 4 and 5

The Peel District School Board will host kindergarten registration week at all Peel elementary schools on Feb. 2, 3, 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Feb. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Children born in 2011 can start school in September 2015. Schools will also register students throughout the spring and during the week before school starts in the fall.

“We invite families to begin the journey with us by registering their children for kindergarten. I know school staff are eager to meet our new kindergarten students and families—it’s always an exciting time,” 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.” 

Parents can download and complete the kindergarten registration form before visiting their child’s school. The form is available at www.peelschools.org/parents/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 
It is important for parents to know that required immunization information forms must be completed before children are allowed to attend class. Parents should contact Peel Health at Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 (Caledon residents can call toll-free at 905-584-2216):
for information about the immunization schedule in Ontario
to verify that your child’s record is up-to-date
to obtain exemption forms if your child has not been immunized for medical reasons or because of conflict of religion or conscience 
for information about how to have your child immunized if you do not have an Ontario health card and can't afford a doctor's fee for immunization

To learn more about kindergarten registration, visit www.peelschools.org/parents/kindergarten. To find out what school their child will attend, parents can call 905-890-1010/1-800-668-1146 ext. 2212.

The Peel board serves more than 153,000 kindergarten to grade 12 students. Operating 246 schools in the municipalities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, the Peel board is the largest employer in Peel. For more information, visit www.peelschools.org​.

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Reference: Avishka Juta, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010, ext. 2098, [email protected]  

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