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November 19, 2012

Peel board sets kindergarten registration dates

Parents can register their child at the school he or she will attend on Feb. 4, 6, 7 & 8

Children born in 2009 can start kindergarten in September 2013. Peel District School Board schools are hosting kindergarten registration on Feb. 4, 6, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Feb. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Parents can call 905-890-1010/1-800-668-1146 ext. 2212 to find out which school their child will attend.

“Starting school is a big step—we invite families to begin the journey with us by registering their children for kindergarten,” says Tony Pontes, director of education. “I know our staff are eager to meet our new kindergarten students and families—it’s always an exciting time.”

Proof of child's age

  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Canadian passport
  • citizenship card/certificate
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • confirmation of permanent residence
  • work permit
  • refugee permit

Proof of address

  • Ontario driver's license
  • utility bill
  • bank statement/client slip (directly from financial institution)
  • credit card statement
  • federal government forms (e.g. Social Insurance Number, Service Canada documents)
  • purchase agreement

Proof of custody – children must live with their parent(s) unless provided documentation supports an alternate living arrangement

Proof of immunization – proof that your child has been immunized/vaccinated

It is important for parents to know the required immunization information forms must be completed before children are allowed to attend class. Parents should contact Peel Health at Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 (Caledon residents can call toll-free at 905-584-2216):

  • for information about the immunization schedule in Ontario
  • to verify that your child's record is up-to-date
  • to obtain exemption forms if your child has not been immunized for medical reasons or because of conflict of religion or conscience
  • for information about how to have your child immunized if you do not have an Ontario health card and can't afford a doctor's fee for immunization

For more information about kindergarten registration, visit http://www.peelschools.org/parents/register/kindergarten/Pages/default.aspx.

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Reference: Alison Farbar, Communications Officer (acting), 905-890-1010 or 1-800-668-1146, ext. 2626, alison.farbar@peelsb.com

 

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