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Kindergarten registration opens Nov. 2

The Vancouver School Board is implementing new registration procedures for the 2010-11 school year. Applications for all Kindergarten programs (including regular English, French Immersion, Montessori and Fine Arts) for the 2010-11 school year will be received between Nov. 2, 2009 and Jan. 29, 2010.

If, at the end of January, there were more applications received than space available in any program or school, a lottery will be held to select the students who are accepted.  Students not selected from the draw will be added to a waitlist maintained by the school.

All families who submit a Kindergarten application prior to January 29, 2010 will be given notification of the school their child will be attending by March 31, 2010.  This includes waitlisted students who were unable to secure a spot during the lottery process.

Applications received after January 31 will not be considered until all in-catchment students who submitted an application prior to January 29 have been placed.  Late applicants, including siblings of in-catchment students already enrolled in the school, will be added to the end of the school's waitlist.  Late in-catchment sibling applicants will have priority consideration over other late in-catchment applicants.

This new process will replace the previous first-come, first-served procedure and eliminates the need for families to arrive early on the first day of registration.  

A family can register their child(ren) for Kindergarten if the student will reach the age of five years on or before December 31 of the calendar year.  For the 2010-11 school year the child must be born in 2005.

For more information, please see the Kindergarten registration page.

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