School

Elementary School Registration in Peel Region 2019-2020!

Calling all Peel Region residents!

Choosing the right Kindergarten or Elementary School for your child can be an exciting but also daunting decision; think about the environment your child(ren) will do best in, and also which educational methods you prefer. Learn about neighbourhood schools by speaking to people knowledgeable about them, including local parents and real estate agents. Attending a Parent-Teacher Council meeting is also an excellent way to get a sense of a school’s environment.

"School Bus" CC Image Courtesy of WFIU Public Radio on Flikr

“School Bus” CC Image Courtesy of WFIU Public Radio on Flikr

In this blog you will find information on:

  1. Peel District School Board (PDSB) Registration
    • Kindergarten Registration
    • French Immersion and Extended French
  2. Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) Registration
    • Kindergarten Registration
    • French Immersion and Extended French

Peel District School Board

Children who will be 4 years old by the end of any year (December 31), are eligible for Junior Kindergarten (JK) starting in September of that year. Children born in 2015, are able to begin Kindergarten in September 2019.

Registration opens in January. This year, Peel District School Board’s Kindergarten Registration Week runs:

  • January 14 – 18th, 2019 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • January 17, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

To register, find your local school and bring these documents during Kindergarten Registration Week:

  • Proof of your child’s age.
  • Proof of address.
  • Proof of custody.
  • Immunization record.

* If you are new to Ontario or Canada, the PDSB has Welcome Centres in Brampton, Malton, and Mississauga to welcome your family to Peel and help you get your children registered for school. Call 905-366-8791 to book an appointment at the location that is most convenient for you. Families can get assistance from staff in many languages. 

The Welcome Centres are open: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., year round.

French Immersion and Extended French

If your child’s first language is not French, you may want to explore the French Immersion and Extended French programs. Specific schools offer this program beginning in Grade 1, so it is a good idea to enroll your child in a school that offers the program starting in Kindergarten. If your child will be starting Grade 7 in September or your child would like to enroll later, the Extended French program is available.

Deadline to apply for French Immersion and Extended French year: Friday, January 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

If you miss the deadline, you can add your name to the waiting list until:  Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Children who will be 4 years old by the end of any year (December 31), are eligible for Junior Kindergarten (JK) starting in September of that year. Children born in 2015, are able to begin Kindergarten in September 2019.

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s online registration opened in 2018. This year, PCDSB’s in person Kindergarten Registration is: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Snow Date: January 17, 2019).

To register in-person, find your local school and bring these documents during Kindergarten Registration:

  • Registration form.
  • Proof of your child’s age.
  • Original Roman Catholic baptismal certificate for child and/or parent/guardian.
  • Updated immunization records.
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship.
  • Proof of home address.
  • Emergency rural address numbers.
  • Proof of English Separate School Support.

French Immersion

The French Immersion program offered by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District starts in Grade 1. Students in this program will spend 90% of their day learning in the French language. Online registration for French Immersion is available from January 9th – January 31, 2019.

If you require information on special education, please visit PDSB Special Education Programs and Services or DPCDSB Special Education.

 

This blog post was originally published March 2016. Updated and amended in 2019.

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