(Information from the Ottawa Carleton District School Board.)
Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year takes place from January 26-30, 2015 for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCSDB).
Public elementary schools with kindergarten programs are opening their doors to parents/guardians in January to learn more about the program, what their children can expect and how to register.
- A. Lorne Cassidy (27 Hobin Street): January 21, 2015 @ 6:30pm
- Stittsville Public School (40 Granite Ridge): January 22, 2015 @ 7:00pm
- Westwind Public School (111 Hartsmere Drive): January 22, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Additional info sessions will be held in May.
The Full-Day Kindergarten Program for 4 and 5 year olds is offered in all OCDSB schools. The Extended Day Program is an integral part of the Full-Day -Kindergarten program. It completes a seamless program for full-day learning for 4 and 5 year olds.
To learn about the Extended Day Program please visit the Extended Day Program webpage.
If your child will be 4 years old by December 31 are eligible to start Kindergarten in September of the same calendar year. Parents are welcome to register their children at any time. You can register at the school your child will attend. Before you visit, make sure you call the school to ensure someone will be available to process your registration and answer questions you may have. To find the school in your neighbourhood, try our handy School Locator. You will be asked for your home address and the type of program.
Students already in junior kindergarten do not have to re-register for senior kindergarten. Documents can be transferred as needed. Students already in junior kindergarten do not have to re-register for senior kindergarten. Documents can be transferred as needed.
School bus transportation is available to all kindergarten students who live more than 0.8 km from their school. Information is available at your school or from the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority.
If you are new to Canada, have a school-aged child, and English is not your first language, the OCDSB’s Family Reception Centre can assist you with enrolling your child in school. The Centre’s staff will provide student assessment and guidance for English language learners and their families. Please call 613-239-2416 for assistance.
What do you need to do to register your child?
Please bring proof of age in the form of a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, registration of birth card, or passport to your local school. Registration cannot be completed without one of these forms of identification.
Also bring your child’s proof of address (minumum of two of the following: property tax bill, assessment notice, purchase of sale agreement, or rental agreement for a separately assessed unit, utility bills, driver’s license). Please note that utility bills and licenses must be accompanied by one of the other pieces, such as a rental agreement.
You will also need to bring your child’s Ontario health card and immunization record. Ottawa Public Health requires proof that your child has all immunization required for his or her age. All children attending school in Ontario must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, unless there is a valid exemption. All immunization information is forwarded to Ottawa Public Health and is NOT kept at the school. Please remember to contact Ottawa Public Health to update your child’s immunization information with any vaccinations given after registration. This can be done online at ottawa.ca/health or call Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744, for additional information or to discuss an exemption.