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​​​Enrollment for September 2021 opens Monday February 1, 2021 at 7:00 am.


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Here's an example of the beginning of the Application process. 

​Enrollment Information for Students New to the School District

SD23 Student Placement Policy and Regulations

Board Student Placement Regulation 405R will determine a student's school placement priority until the closure of the student enrollment period on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm. After this date, student enrollment is governed by policy and regulations set out in the School Act.

Please note, parents of children who apply for enrollment to schools that are outside of their designated school catchment area may not be notified until Friday, September 3, 2021, after the summer enrollment period is over and all in-catchment area students have been placed.

The enrollment application advertisement to enroll students to attend school for September can be viewed here:

Registration Advertisement 2021-2022.pdf


Qualifying age

To qualify for school enrollment, a child must reach the age of five years of age prior to December 31st of the year of attendance as per Section 3 of the School Act.pdf. There are no exceptions for earlier admission.

Qualifying Age FAQ.pdfQualifying Age FAQ.pdf

 

Required documentation

The following must be provided to the school after completion of the Student Enrollment Application:

1.  Student's Birth Certificate or other government issued proof of age and citizenship.

2. Proof of Parent/Guardian B.C. Residency 

a.  Combination BC Driver's License and Services Card (copy of both sides); or,

b.  BC Services Card (copy of both sides) and one item from the list of supporting documentation that follows; or,

c.  Proof of application for BC Medical Services Plan and one item from the list of supporting documentation that follows.

​​3. Proof of Parent/Guardian Living Address/Supporting Documentation 
  • Ownership of a dwelling or long-term lease or rental of a dwelling;
  • Documentation indicating British Columbia residence (i.e. utility bill);
  • British Columbia registration of an automobile;
  • British Columbia Driver's License (copy of both sides); or,
  • A current income tax return filed as a British Columbia resident.
​​Other legal documentation such as landed immigrant/permanent resident card or documents issued by Immigration Canada must be processed through our International Education office prior to registering at a school.  


Deferred Enrollment

The School Act allows a parent to defer the enrollment of a Kindergarten child for not more than one year.  Parents are encouraged to discuss deferment with the school principal before a decision is made.​
 

Student School Placement Priorities

As per Board Policy 405R - Student Placement priorities shall be given to students on the following basis:
    • catchment area students who, in the previous year, attended the school;
    • catchment area students who, in the previous year, were ‘placed’ by the district in a different school;
    • siblings of catchment area students;
    • new catchment area students;
    • siblings of non-catchment area students currently enrolled in the school;
    • non-catchment area students who request to attend the school which is other than their catchment area school;
    • non-district area students;
    • international students.

Kindergarten

All kindergarten students will enroll in the BC Ministry of Education Full Day Kindergarten Program.

School Health and Immunization Information

Below are links to Interior Health which may be of interest to parents:

Immunization - Infants and Children

Immunization - Children and Youth

School Health

Alternative Programs

Central Programs and Services (cps.sd23.bc.ca

Landed Immigrant/Permanent Resident/Work Visa/Refugee Status

All students who have landed immigrant/permanent resident status, refugee status, or parents with work visas will need to obtain a letter of acceptance from the District Welcome Centre prior to registering at a school. Please contact our International Education Office at Hollywood Road Education Services, 1040 Hollywood Road, (250) 470-3258.
 

International Students

All International Students are processed through School District No. 23’s International Education Office at Hollywood Road Education Services, 1040 Hollywood Road, (250) 470-3258.
 
For further information please visit the International Education Website.
 

Student of Non-Resident Parents

Students who are Canadian citizens, but whose parents are non-BC residents, must pay tuition in order to access an education program in B.C., including our School District.   There is a requirement that a formal Custodianship Agreement be established for students who are not living with their legal parent/guardian.  Please contact our International Education Department for further information at (250) 470-3258.

Online Programs

For families looking for online programs in Central Okanagan Public Schools, please visit the website of our district's online school (eSchool23): www.eschool23.sd23.bc.ca.  


Home Schooling

In accordance with the B.C. School Act all children receiving their education at home MUST be registered by September 30th each school year (contact your local neighbourhood school to have your child registered). 
 

French Immersion

More information about the French Immersion program click HERE