Kindergarten Registration 2014

Kindergarten kids (cartoon)If your child was born in 2010, he or she can start kindergarten in September 2014.

Our annual kindergarten registration week in early February is now over. If your child has not been registered for kindergarten (possibly because you're a new resident) it's not too late to join the Upper Grand family. Please contact your local school.

Where is my local school?

To determine the location of your school, visit www.findmyschool.ca. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Which school do I attend?"
  2. Enter your house number, street and city.
  3. Beside Board, select Upper Grand District School Board.
  4. Beside Grade, select J for Junior Kindergarten
  5. Beside Program, leave blank for English - Regular Track, or select French Immersion.

Until late March, the website displays information for the current school year (2013-2014). In the coming school year there will be changes for some areas of Guelph, Orangeville and Rockwood/Eramosa. See below for a list of new boundaries in 2014.

Eligibility

  • Children who were born in 2010 may attend Junior Kindergarten (JK).
  • Children who were born in 2009 may attend Senior Kindergarten (SK).
  • Junior and Senior Kindergarten attendance in Ontario is not mandatory. A child may enter school in the English program at JK, SK or Grade 1.
  • If your child attended JK you do not have to re-register for SK.

Documents Required

  • Student Admission Form 
  • Proof of your child’s age (Birth Certificate, Birth Registration Form, Baptismal Certificate, Passport). 
  • Proof of, and, full address (driver’s license, bank statement, utility bill, or similar documentation). Confirm that the address is within the school boundary. In rural areas please include your RR, lot and concession numbers.
  • Your child’s up-to-date immunization record (yellow card). 
  • Any relevant custody order documents.

Busing Information

  • Busing is provided by Service de transport de Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services (STWDSTS). See the website: www.stwdsts.ca external site 
  • Children are bussed based on their age and the distance they live from their home school. Board policy states that the maximum walking distance for a child in Kindergarten is 1.5 km.
  • Bus information will be provided to parents of new Kindergarten students by mail approximately two weeks before the first day of school by STWDSTS.

About our Programs

  • We use the blended program model where Junior and Senior Kindergarten students work in the same classroom. 
  • As of September 2014, all elementary schools will provide Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) for four and five year olds.
  • The kindergarten program uses a play based learning approach that will support your child’s growth in all areas.
  • A French Immersion (FI) program is available. Children may enter the FI program in either Junior or Senior Kindergarten. Register at the designated FI school, not at your English home school. Some schools have a Kindergarten French Immersion Information Night in late January.
     

Extended Day Program

  • At present, approximately one third of elementary schools offer before- and after-school care through an Extended Day Program.
  • The list of schools offering the Extended Day Program is subject to change. Parents are surveyed annually, during kindergarten registration, to determine the level of interest in a school community.

New school boundaries

The boundary for a new school opening September 2014 on Lee Street in Guelph is already in place. If www.findmyschool.ca says that your child will attend "Lee Street PS", you will register for kindergarten at King George PS.

The following schools will have new boundaries affecting kindergarten programs, effective September 2014. In these cases search results on the Find-My-School website may not be accurate, so please refer to the maps below. Regular Track (English) = RT, French Immersion = FI.

School   Municipality  Program  Boundary Map  
Brisbane PS Erin FI JK-6 
East Garafraxa PS East Garafraxa RT JK-8 
F.A. Hamilton PS Guelph FI JK-6 
James McQueen PS Centre Wellington RT/FI JK-3 RT
JK-2 FI 
J.D. Hogarth PS Centre Wellington RT JK-8 RT 
John Black PS Centre Wellington RT JK-3 
John McCrae PS Guelph FI JK-3 
King George PS Guelph FI JK-3 
Montgomery Village PS Orangeville RT JK-8  
New Rockwood PS
- register at Rockwood Centennial PS
Guelph/Eramosa RT/FI JK-5 RT
JK-5 FI 
New Settlers Creek PS
- register at Montgomery Village PS
Orangeville RT JK-8 
New South Guelph PS (Zaduk Place)
- register at F.A. Hamilton PS
Guelph FI JK-6 
Paisley Road PS Guelph FI JK-3 
Rockwood Centennial PS Guelph/Eramosa RT JK-8 
Victory PS Guelph FI JK-3 *


*Upper FI grade level at Victory PS (Gr. 3 or 4) is subject to annual review.