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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

 

Comox Valley Schools (SD71) will be enrolling kindergarten students (Neighbourhood, French Immersion, Montessori, Indigenous, Fine Arts, and eClasses) for the 2019/20 school year beginning February 12th. Check below for your respective school and program to find out which days registration takes place.

To be eligible for enrolment in September 2019, a student must turn five (5) years of age by December 31, 2019. Each child's birth certificate and proof of address must be presented at time of registration. CareCards will not be accepted as proof of birth but need to be presented at the time of registration. A Passport or Landed Immigrant authorization are suitable forms of documentation in lieu of birth certificates.

All kindergarten classes are full-day programs. Parents are asked to register their children at their current neighbourhood school on February 19, 20 and 21 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  While most, if not all, students living in a school’s local catchment will be accommodated at that school, they cannot be guaranteed placement in the catchment area school and may be required to go to the nearest school having space available.  To determine your neighbourhood catchment school go to School Locator.   

 

District Kindergarten Programs:

 

  • Neighbourhood (the kindergarten program in your neighbourhood school);
  • Early French Immersion;
  • Indigenous;
  • Montessori;
  • Navigate (NIDES) Compass Program; and
  • Navigate (NIDES) Fine Arts eCademy (FAe)

 

  French Immersion: held at Ecole Puntledge Park (401 Willemar Avenue, Courtenay) and Ecole Robb Road (1909 Robb Avenue, Comox)

 

 Registration only for siblings of students currently enrolled in French Immersion at Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary or Ecole Robb Road Elementary  February 12, 13 and 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

 Registration for all other students for French Immersion is at Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary and Ecole Robb Road Elementary on February 19, 20 and 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration is on a first come first served basis. Inquiries about this program may be made to the Principals at Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary (250) 334-4495 or Ecole Robb Road Elementary (250) 339-6864.

 

Navigate (NIDES) Compass Program & Fine Arts eCademy (FAe)  Kindergarten:

 

Registration for all students for the Navigate (NIDES) Compass Program is completed online at www.navigatenides.com and the registration form will be active on February 12thInquiries for this program can be forwarded to Vice Principal Dwayne Mills at Dwayne.mills@sd71.bc.ca

 

Indigenous Kindergarten/Grade 1 Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary

 

We offer a program based on cultural teachings and Ministry of Education curriculum for First Nation, Metis or Inuit students. Although preference will be given to Indigenous students, non-Indigenous children may apply.  

 

Registration only for siblings of students currently enrolled in the Indigenous Kindergarten/Grade 1 program is at Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary School on February 12th from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Registration for all other students for Indigenous Kindergarten is at Ecole Puntledge Park on February 19, 20 and 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For further information, please call Bruce Carlos, District Principal of Indigenous Education at (250) 331-4040.

 

Montessori Kindergarten – registration and program Queneesh Elementary School

 

Registration only for siblings of students currently enrolled in Montessori is on February 12th  from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Registration for all other students for Montessori is on February 13 and 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For information, please contact Queneesh Elementary at (250) 334-4089. 

 

CONTACT:

For further information, please contact the individual school or Geoff Manning, Director of Instruction or Tom Demeo, Assistant Superintendent at the School Board Office at (250) 334-5500.

 

CROSS-BOUNDARY TRANSFER REQUEST


 Students registered in the Comox Valley school district may request a transfer to a school outside their catchment area for the 2019/20 school year. Registration opens  January 7th. Deadline to submit a request is  February 28th at 4 p.m. 

 

With the tremendous growth in the Comox Valley, district schools are at or near capacity, however, there are reasons when a request for transfer can be made including access to a specialized program at another school, to attend school with a sibling, childcare arrangements, or extenuating family circumstances. Cross-boundary priority categories are as follows:

 

  • 1st: Siblings living in Comox Valley registered in a district school.
  • 2nd: Specialized education program offered at another secondary school location.
  • 3rd: Childcare (K-7 only).
  • 4th: Other extenuating circumstances detailed in the request.
 

To submit a cross-boundary request, click on the link below to access the online request form. Upon completion, click submit. There no longer is any requirement to save, print and mail the form to the School Board Office.

 

 

Cross-Boundary Request Form

 

2018/19 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION PROCESS

 If you are new to our community and wish to register your child, you may do so by visiting your neighbourhood school. 
 
 At the time of registration, please make sure you bring the following information with you:
  1. YOUR CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  2. PROOF OF RESIDENCE (UTILITY BILL/DRIVER’S LICENSE/PURCHASE OR RENTAL AGREEMENT)
  3. CARE CARD
Due to an increase in enrolment, we cannot guarantee placement in a cross-boundary school but we will always ensure your child is registered in one of our district schools.
 
Online registration is not available.
 
To find out your neighbourhood school, visit the School Locator resource.