November 29, 2018

Peel families invited to start kindergarten with a smile, register and attend upcoming kindergarten events

Children born in 2015 can start school in September 2019

Peel families of children born in 2015 can now complete the online kindergarten registration forms and visit their local Peel District School Board elementary school during school hours to register for the 2019-20 school year. To find out what school their child will attend, families can use the Find Your School tool on the board's website.

"Our staff look forward to welcoming new kindergarten students and families into schools for the first time and to share with them the great adventures coming their way as they play, wonder and learn in kindergarten," says Peter Joshua, director of education. "Starting school is a big step for families and, at the Peel board, we want to do everything we can to ensure the registration process is as easy and convenient as possible." 

Some elementary schools will be holding Kindergarten events in December to provide an opportunity for next year's kindergarten families to visit the school to learn more about the kindergarten program. The day will feature guided tours of some kindergarten classrooms, so families can see the kindergarten program in action. View a list​ of the elementary schools that are hosting a kindergarten event in December. Families are encouraged to contact the school or visit their school website for event times and details.  

In addition, Peel board elementary schools will hold Kindergarten Registration Week from Jan. 14 to 18, 20​19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and in the evening on Jan. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to meet school staff, register their child and learn more about the Start with a Smile kindergarten program.

Families can register their child for kindergarten at any time – complete the online registration forms and visit the school the child will be attending next school year during regular school hours to complete the registration. The following documents must accompany the registration form:

Proof of child's age (one of)

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

Proof of address (one of)

  • Ontario driver's licence 
  • utility bill    
  • bank statement (directly from financial institution) 
  • credit card statement 
  • federal government forms (e.g. Social Insurance Number, Service Canada documents) 
  • purchase agreement (lease agreements will not be accepted)

Proof of custody

Children must live with their parent(s) unless provided documentation supports an alternate living arrangement.

Proof of immunization

Students registering in an Ontario public school for the first time must provide proof of immunization/vaccination or an exemption form. If you don't have an immunization record for your child, please call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.

For more information about the Start with a Smile kindergarten program and to access the kindergarten registration forms, visit www.peelschools.org/kindergarten

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Reference: Nav Sahota, School Communications Specialist, 905-890-1010 ext. 2626, navneet.sahota@peelsb.com  

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