New process to register for public school kindergarten in Guelph, Wellington

Parents who will be registering their children for kindergarten with the Upper Grand District School Board in Guelph and Wellington have a new process this year, which includes online pre-registration.

Online pre-registration and registration take place in January

Parents registering their children for kindergarten in the Upper Grand District School Board will pre-register online, then take documents to their child's school in January. (CBC)

Parents with children entering junior or senior kindergarten in the fall of 2018 will need to pre-register online as well as in person at their home school.

The pre-registration will take place online from Jan. 9 to 19, the Upper Grand District School Board said Monday.

Instead of standing in line at a registration event, the board said the new system will save parents time by allowing them to fill out documents at home.

After doing the online portion, parents will also need to drop off documents at the school their child will attend to complete the registration process. That must also be done by Jan. 19.

Parents who want their child to enter French immersion must complete the process by 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 to have their application considered to be "on time." There is an enrollment cap at each school for French immersion, so getting into the program is not guaranteed, the board noted.

The board is hosting five information sessions for parents:

  • Nov. 27 at J.D. Hogarth Public School in Fergus.
  • Nov. 29 at Westminster Woods Public School in Guelph.
  • Dec. 4 at Palmerston Public School.
  • Dec. 7 at Mono Amaranth Public School in Mono.
  • Dec. 11 at King George Public School in Guelph.

All of the meetings begin at 7 p.m. Information sessions are for parents interested in either English and French immersion.

Parents can also find more information on the board's kindergarten page and kindergarten French immersion page.