Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration 2023– Alex Hope Elementary

Alex Hope Elementary welcomes new Kindergarten students to our school community. Our teachers and staff are eager to meet your child and your family and get them started on their learning journey.

Registration opens January 16, 2023 and continues through until March 31, 2023. Registration will not be available at the school during Spring Break from March 13-24, 2023.

Please review the following information outlining documents needed and instructions to help register new learners. If you have any general questions about Kindergarten registration, please contact the school by phone: 604-888-7109 or email Mrs. Thorpe –  cthorpe@sd35.bc.ca

You will need to produce the following documents:

  • Proof of age (Birth Certificate, Certificate of citizenship (both sides), court order, Immigration Canada documents, passport, Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS), also known as Status Card)
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status for both student and parent (Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, Landed Immigrant documentation, Permanent Resident documentation/cards, Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS), also knows as Status Card)
  • Proof of residence (mortgage papers, Property Tax Notice, BC Driver’s Licence, Photo BC Services Card, subject-free purchase agreement [less than 6 month move-in date], utility bill)
  • Current vaccination records (school does not retain a copy)
  • Registration Form (also available on District website and child’s school)

You will need to do the following:

  1. Complete registration form (fillable pdf) and have documents ready. See above checklist.
  2. Submit documents online – please email Mrs. Thorpe –  cthorpe@sd35.bc.ca and submit copies of documents as attachments and not images inserted into the body of the email. This will streamline the process for both parents/guardians and staff. Registration may be delayed if the required documentation is not provided.
  3. Once your child’s information has been received, you will receive confirmation from the school informing you it has been received, along with other information, and further instructions (if necessary).

We will be sending a ‘Welcome to Kindergarten’ package with valuable information and dates to get you and your family ready for September. There will be a “Welcome to Kindergarten” event but at this time the date is to be determined.

We look forward to meeting all our future Alex Hope Gators.

 

General Langley School District Kindergarten Registration Information:

The Langley School District welcomes new Kindergarten students to our schools. Our teachers and staff are excited to meet your family. All children who will be five years old by December 31, 2024 (children born in 2019) are eligible for the Kindergarten program beginning September 3, 2024. 

The Langley School District is launching a new online process for Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year.  

Registration opens on Monday, January 15, 2024, and will be open until Friday, March 1, 2024.  

Please read the following instructions below carefully to assist you and your family. It is important to ensure you have all required documents to expedite the process.  

If you have any general questions about Kindergarten registration, please contact the school board office or email: feedback@sd35.bc.ca

Step 1: Determine how to register your child. 

Families born outside of Canada and who are not yet Canadian citizens such as Permanent Residents/Refugees/Temporary Residents (Work & Study Permit Holders) please follow the instructions on this webpage here. 

If your child is registering to enter Kindergarten in the Langley School District for the current school year (2023-2024), please visit your child’s catchment school. To find your catchment school, use the District’s school locator tool here.  Please note, addresses in the school locator tool will be updated in January 2024. Registration for the current school year is being completed in-person at the school level. 

If your child is registering to enter Kindergarten in the Langley School District for the upcoming school year (September entry for 2024-2025), please continue to step 2. 

If your child has been accepted into Kindergarten at a District Choice Program for the 2024-2025 school year, you do not need to register at their catchment school. 

Step 2: Determine your child’s catchment school 

To find your catchment school, use the District’s school locator tool here.  Please note, addresses in the school locator tool will be updated on January 15. 

Step 3: Gather documents required for your child’s registration 

You will need to produce the following documents: 

Proof of Age 

One of: Birth Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, Secure Certificate of Indian Status, Court Order, Canada Immigration Documents, Passport, Permanent Resident Card, other government-issued document 

Proof of Citizenship Status 

One of: Birth Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, Secure Certificate of Indian Status, Canada Immigration Documents, Passport, Permanent Resident Card or Confirmation of Permanent Residency, Nexus card with citizenship listed as Canadian 

Proof of Residence 

One of: Subject-Free Home Purchase Contract, Mortgage Statement, Municipal Tax Bill, Rental Agreement or letter from landlord 

and also 

One of: British Columbia Driver’s License, British Columbia Services Card, British Columbia Vehicle Registration, BCID, Canadian Bank Account or Credit Card Statement, Insurance Statements or Policies, Income Tax Statement, Utility Bill, Employment Pay Slip, other legal or government-issued documents indicating B.C. residence 

Proof of Guardianship 

One of: Birth Certificate with parent name, Income Tax Statement – children are declared, Immigration Documents, Court Order, Child in Care documentation 

Step 4: Register your child online via MyEDBC.  

A desktop or laptop device is strongly recommended to complete online applications. The use of a tablet or mobile phone will be challenging.   

Please take note, families can set-up MyEDBC accounts beginning on January 15 once the online registration system has been activated.

If this is your first time registering a child and you have no other children currently attending school in BC, then you will need to start a new MyEDBC account by following these directions in this video here below.  

Once you have created an account or if you already have a child attending a school in BC, then you do not need to start a new MyEDBC account. You will need to log in to your existing account and initiate a new application for your child by following these directions in this video here below.  

If you have a MyEDBC account and you are having trouble logging in, please visit the District’s MyEDBC help webpage here.  

Helpful Resources  

Here are step-by-step instructions for the online registration process in pdf format which may be a helpful resource for families, as well as translated versions below.

Online Registration Parent Documentation   

 

Translations:

If you require additional translation assistance and support, please visit the Welcome Centre at the school board office. 

Additional Information and Instruction  

Please take note of the following information to assist you in completing your child’s application form:   

  • By submitting an online application form, you hereby declare that, to the best of your knowledge, the provided information in your child’s application form is true and accurate. Your child’s application form is considered a legal document recognized by the Langley School District.     
  • One application is required per child. If you have twins or triplets, you will need to submit an application form for each child. Please do not complete more than one application per child. 
  • The online application form does not include a separate section for a secondary contact or emergency contacts. Please include one (1) secondary and at least two (2) emergency contacts in the application by clicking on the “+ Add” and creating a new field in the Parent/Guardian/Other Contact section.  
  • The District supports early identification and intervention, promotes equitable access to appropriate educational assessments, programming and resources, and recognizes that all students benefit from universally designed curriculum, instruction and environments. Some students with diverse abilities will benefit from modified programming. If your child has previously received Student Services Support, please indicate that in the applicable field in the online form.   
  • The District requests vaccination status. Please upload any vaccination documentation or screenshots if possible.   
  • The District requires proof of guardianship. Please upload any legal documents such as court orders or child in care documentation.  
  • Applications will be approved after the registration period has closed on March 1, 2024. Families can expect notification regarding their child’s application status beginning the week of March 4, 2024, and before the end of April 2024.    
  • Please note, schools with high enrolment may take longer than expected to accept applications due to volume of applicants and to ensure accuracy and equity in the process.  

Alex Hope Elementary

21150 - 85 Avenue, Langley
BC, V1M 2M4
Phone: 604-888-7109
Fax: 604-888-7102