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.
ORIENTATION SESSION FOR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS:
Parents are invited to a Kindergarten Information Session January 30th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Queneesh Elementary (2345 Mission Road, Courtenay) where you will have an opportunity to hear about the many different kindergarten programs in our district. Educators will be in attendance to talk about each of these kindergarten programs:
- Neighbourhood (the kindergarten program in your neighbourhood school);
- Early French Immersion;
- 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: all registration is completed online at
Registration for all students for the Navigate (NIDES) Compass Program is completed online and the registration form will be active on February 12th. Inquiries for this program can be forwarded to Vice Principal Dwayne Mills at Dwayne.email@example.com
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
For families that are interested in learning about Montessori there will be an open house on February 7th at 6:00 p.m. at Queneesh.
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.
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
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.
2018/19 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION PROCESS
- YOUR CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE
- PROOF OF RESIDENCE (UTILITY BILL/DRIVER’S LICENSE/PURCHASE OR RENTAL AGREEMENT)
- CARE CARD