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2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration Procedures

 

CMSD82 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration Procedures Notice
(PDF Format)

 

In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year, the Board of Education is seeking the cooperation of parents/guardians in registering their child for Kindergarten.  Pre-registration is requested in order to provide the School District Administration the time to plan staffing to meet school needs.

It is important that parents/guardians take note of the specific registration deadlines and contact their in-catchment school to make an appointment to receive the required registration forms.  Inquiries regarding catchment areas should be directed to the school of choice.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:
REGISTRATION FOR KINDERGARTEN WILL BE HELD
BETWEEN JANUARY 19, 2022 AND FEBRUARY 25, 2022

School and contact information is available by accessing the following links:

CMSD82 Schools & Contact Information

CMSD82 2021-2022 Principal, Vice Principal & School Contact Listing

Kindergarten Registration and Confirmation: 

  • The school district will make every effort to place students who have registered by February 25, 2022 in their catchment area school.  Students registering after February 25, 2022 may not be granted place in their catchment area school.
  • Applications received after February 25, 2022 will have to wait until school staffing is complete before receiving status of school enrollment.  Wait-listed in-catchment students may be moved as soon as space is available.  Wait-listed in-catchment students will be notified of their status for the school year as soon as possible or by the first Friday following school openings.

Cross Boundary Applications and Confirmations: 

  • By February 25, 2022, parents/guardians must first register at their catchment area school (by appointment only), then complete a Cross Boundary Application for their school of choice.  The catchment area school will forward the Cross Boundary Application to the school of choice.
  • Please note:  Effective the 2022-2023 school year, Cross Boundary Applications to Uplands Elementary School will be restricted to children with a sibling currently enrolled in the school.  Cross Boundary Applications, otherwise, will not be accepted for Uplands Elementary School.  For your information, we provide a link to the Backgrounder on this decision:

Backgrounder – UES Cross Boundary Application Restrictions 2022-2023

  • Confirmation of Cross Boundary Applications will be provided by the first Friday following school opening, or as soon as possible following this date, pending staff allocations and school configurations.  Parents/guardians applying for cross boundary status are advised the decision related to Cross Boundary Applications may not be decided until the first week of school in the 2022-2023 school year.  Parents/guardians, therefore, must register first at their catchment area school.

To be eligible for entry to school in September 2022 students must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2022.  A birth certificate, proof of immunization, a BC Care Card and parent/guardian proof of ordinarily resident will be required at the time of registration.

Acceptable documentation for evidence that parent/guardian is “ordinarily resident”:

  • BCMSP (BC CareCard) coverage AND one item from the list of supporting documentation that follows; or
  • Valid BC Services Card (replacement for BC CareCard) AND one item from the list of supporting documentation that follows

Supporting documentation for evidence that parent/guardian is “ordinarily resident” (address must match the address listed on the Student’s Registration & Verification Form):

  • Provincial Driver’s License
  • Document indicating British Columbia resident (i.e. utility bill)
  • Proof of ownership of a dwelling or long-term lease or rental of a dwelling
  • A current income tax return filed as a BC resident

French Immersion Kindergarten and Grade One:

  • A student does not have to be of French origin to enroll in French Immersion.
  • Registration for French Immersion Kindergarten and Grade One takes place at Ecole Mountainview, Kildala Elementary School and Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School.
  • Registration for French Immersion Grade One is for students presently attending Kindergarten in English, who would like to begin in the French Immersion Program.

Should you require further assistance, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Coast Mountains Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or via email at carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.

 

 

2022-2023 New Student Registration & Cross Boundary Application

 

CMSD82 2022-2023 New Student Registration & Cross-Boundary Application Notice  (PDF Format)

 

School District 82 Policy 1030 outlines student attendance/catchment area procedures in accordance with Ministry of Education policies on Schools of Choice.  It is important that parents/guardians take note of specific deadlines defined within this policy and ensure the registration procedures listed below are followed:

New In-Catchment Registration and Confirmation: 

  • Registrations will be received by February 25, 2022 for new students including Kindergarten.  Contact your in-catchment school to make an appointment to receive the registration forms.

Student registration is by appointment only.  School and contact information is available by accessing the following links:

CMSD82 Schools & Contact Information

CMSD82 2021-2022 Principal, Vice Principal & School Contact Listing

  • The school district will make every effort to place students who have registered by February 25, 2022 in their catchment area school.  Students registering after February 25, 2022 may not be granted placed in their catchment area school.
  • Applications received after this February 25, 2022  will have to wait until school staffing is complete before receiving status of school enrollment.  Wait-listed in-catchment students may be moved as soon as space is available. Wait-listed in-catchment students will be notified of their status for the school year as soon as possible or by the first Friday following school opening.

Cross Boundary Applications and Confirmation: 

  • By February 25, 2022, parents/guardians must first register at their catchment area school (by appointment only), then complete a Cross Boundary Application for their school of choice.  The catchment area school will forward the Cross Boundary Application to the school of choice.
  • Please note:  Effective the 2022-2023 school year, Cross Boundary Applications to Uplands Elementary School will be restricted to children with a sibling currently enrolled in the school.  Cross Boundary Applications, otherwise, will not be accepted for Uplands Elementary School.  For your information, we provide a link to the Backgrounder on this decision:

Backgrounder – UES Cross Boundary Application Restrictions 2022-2023

  • Confirmation of Cross Boundary Applications will be provided by the first Friday following school opening, or as soon as possible following this date, pending staff allocations and school configurations.  Parents/guardians applying for cross boundary status are advised the decision related to Cross Boundary Applications may not be decided until the first week of school in the 2022-2023 school year.  Parents/guardians, therefore, must register first at their catchment area school.

Definitions:

  • In-Catchment Students: Those students who live in the attendance areas defined for each school.  The school the student would normally attend.
  • Cross Boundary/Out-of-Catchment Students: Those students who do not live within the defined attendance areas for the school they wish to attend.
  • School of Choice: The opportunity to enroll in a school or school program available within the school district.

Should you require further assistance, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Coast Mountains Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or via email at carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.

January 10 Return to School – Enhanced School Communicable Disease Prevention Plans

As we welcome all our students back to school on Monday, January 10, we share the following enhanced school safety plans and details for your information.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, Coast Mountains School District has worked closely with our public health officials and carefully followed their guidance.  The health, safety and well-being of students, you as families and staff remains our priority.  Thank you to our students, staff, families, partner groups, and community partners for their ongoing work in helping respond to this pandemic.

In schools, we have implemented health and safety measures as advised by public health, and have carefully followed the K-12 January 2022 Health & Safety Addendum in the enhancement of our school safety plans for the return of students on January 10 to reduce the risk of COVID transmission in schools.  Enhanced measures include:

  • Implement strategies that prevent crowding during class transition times.
  • Hold school gatherings and events virtually.  If they must be in-person, limit the number of people to no more than 50% operating capacity.
  • Hold staff-only gatherings virtually whenever possible.
  • Limit visitors to those who are supporting activities that directly benefit student learning and well-being.
  • Pause extracurricular sports tournaments.

Each school has developed a site-specific Communicable Disease Prevention Plan related to their contexts or uniqueness as shared below and posted to school websites.  If you have a question about your school’s measures, please reach out to your School Principal.

Bear Valley School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Caledonia Secondary School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Cassie Hall Elem. School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Ecole Mountainview Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Hazelton Secondary School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Kildala Elementary School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Kitimat City High School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Kitwanga Elementary School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elem. Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
MEMSS Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Nechako Elementary School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
New Hazelton Elementary School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
NTETC Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Parkside Secondary School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Skeena Middle School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Suwilaawks Community School Communicable Disease Prev. Plan Jan. 2022
Thornhill Elementary School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Thornhill Primary School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022
Uplands Elementary School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Jan. 2022

Important Updates/Information

 Daily Health Check Requirement & When To Get Tested for COVID-19

BC COVID-19 Safe Schools & Government Updates

Health Information