Kindergarten registration now open as Grand Erie gets ready to welcome new class of young learners

It’s not too early for parents and guardians of soon-to-be Kindergarten students to get ready for September. Grand Erie District School Board’s online registration option is open, and parents of children who will be four years of age by the end of 2020 are encouraged to begin the process in the coming weeks to ensure a seamless start to the next school year.

Parents interested in the French Immersion program will also want to note the deadline of February 7, 2020, to apply for a spot through a randomized selection process for new families. Students who currently have a sibling in the program are guaranteed a spot, but registration is still required.

“January always brings a sense of excitement and new possibilities, so it’s a great time to start getting ready for the beginning of your child’s formal education,” said Linda DeVos, Superintendent of Education responsible for the Elementary and Early Years programs. “Kindergarten is a time to explore, learn, and grow, and Grand Erie is working to make this milestone a successful transition.”

Parents can visit here for more information about the process, including identifying their child’s home school, which documents are required, and information about transportation, community resources, and before-and-after-school programs. Registration can be done in person at the child’s future school, or online, with the process completed through a visit to the school to verify documentation. Anyone requiring additional assistance can get in touch with their home school.

“Kindergarten classrooms across Grand Erie are vibrant, welcoming spaces where our youngest learners begin to build positive relationships, problem-solving skills, and a strong sense of themselves in the world,” said De Vos. “We look forward to welcoming our newest students and families.”

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