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Central Okanagan School District
SD No. 23
Together We Learn
School Registration

 

All registrations for the 2014/2015 school year for kindergarten, new students and schools of choice K-12 are to be completed through the on-line application process.  No paper registration is available.  Please see the attached for further information. Registration Advertisement August 2014.pdfRegistration Advertisement August 2014.pdf

 

Registration for the 2014/2015 School Year

The initial registration for the 2014/2015 school year took place February 3, 2014 through to March 7, 2014.  The closing date for registrations in order to apply the Board's registration priorities as established in Regulation 405R - Student Placement (Regulations) is set as August 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

 

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

A valid Canadian birth certificate or other government issued proof of age and citizenship, a copy of one parent/guardian BC driver’s license and one parent/guardian BC CARE card for proof of parental residency must be provided to the school after completion of the Student Enrollment Application and prior to March 7, 2014.  Other legal documentation such as landed immigrant/permanent resident card, certificate of citizenship or documents issued by Immigration Canada must be processed through our International Education office prior to registering at a school.  Proof of address in the school's catchment area is also required (i.e. copy of rental agreement, purchase agreement or utility bill).

 

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.
 
 

Where to Register

Parents typically register their children at their neighbourhood school (to be completed through the on-line registration process).   To determine your catchment area school please check on the district’s map that is posted on our website.  Alternatively, parents may elect to register at their school of choice
 

Acceptance of Registration

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 students will attend the Ministry mandated 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, 1825 Richter Street, Phone (250) 870-5120 or visit the School District website (Distributed Learning, Storefront School, Virtual School, Outreach, Continuing Education and Hospital/Homebound). 

 

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 enrollment from the 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.
 

Home Schooling

In accordance with the B.C. School Act all children receiving their education at home MUST be registered by September 30th.  Central Programs & Services offer full access to distance courses for students enrolled in Distributed Learning (Kindergarten to Grade 12).  For information please phone (250) 868-1135 or for Grades 7 to 12 at eschoolbc.com
 

French Immersion

School District No. 23 offers an early immersion program.  Students must enter in Kindergarten or Grade 1. 
 
 
Registration for French Immersion takes place at our dual track English / French Immersion Schools:

 

​Elementary Schools ​ ​
École Belgo (K–6) – Rutland area​ 125 Adventure Road​ Phone: (250) 765-8900​
École Casorso (K–6) – Central Kelowna area​ 3675 Casorso Road​ Phone: (250) 870-5135
École Glenmore  (K–6) – Glenmore area​ 960 Glenmore Drive​ Phone: (250) 870-5136​
École George Pringle  (K–6) – West Kelowna​ 3770 Elliot Road​ Phone: (250) 870-5103
École Peter Greer  (K-6) – Lake Country​ 10300 Sherman Drive​ Phone: (250) 766-2104​

École Dorothea Walker (K-5 for 2013-2014 and K-6 for

2014/2015)  - Mission area schools (Chute Lake, Anne McClymont, Dorothea Walker catchment areas)  Students in Gr. 6 attend at Casorso Elementary.​

4346 Gordon Drive​ Phone: (250) 870-5138

 

 

​Middle Schools ​ ​
KLO Middle School (7–9)​ 3130 Gordon Drive​ Phone: (250) 870-5106

 

 

​Secondary Schools ​ ​
Kelowna Secondary (10–12)​ 1079 Raymer Avenue​ Phone: (250) 762-2805​