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Kindergarten Registration & Gradual Entry Schedule

Please Note: To be registered for Kindergarten in September 2018, children must turn 5 years of age between January 1 and December 31, 2018.

January 2018 ~ Kindergarten Registration begins on January 2018.  Please see below the line for additional information on what to bring when registering your child. 

April 17, 2018 ~ Parents, and their children (3 – 5 years old in 2018) are invited to come to a Ready, Set, Learn (RSL) event at their neighbourhood school. Please join us at Terry Fox Elementary's RSL event on April 17, 2018 from 6-7pm. As a parent, how do you know what skills and knowledge are really important for school success? Should you be teaching letters? What is more important for developing printing, playing with cars on the floor or practicing letter formation? Kindergarten teachers & community partners in Abbotsford are having open houses at local schools. Please join us! Every child will be given a bag of learning supplies. Parents will be given resources and ideas about how to support their child in using these materials. Please see the bottom of the page for a .pdf document with a full list of RSL events happening in the Abbotsford School District (TBA). 

September 4, 2018 ~ This is the first day of Kindergarten Gradual Entry. Parents are required to attend a 9am meeting with their child.


Proof of age of the child by birth certificate is required (schools will photo copy.) To ensure the child being registered qualifies for Ministry of Education funding, the biological parents/legal guardians’ status and the biological parents/legal guardians’ residency need to be established. Schools may register the child providing the following are established:

1. At least one biological parent/legal guardian is a Canadian Citizen by birth or naturalized (obtained citizenship) and they can support this with the following pieces of identification:

Parent’s Canadian Citizenship Card
Parent’s Canadian Birth Certificate
Parent’s Canadian Passport.

2. The biological parent/legal guardian can provide proof of residency, and must provide ONE of the following:

Utility bill
Mortgage document
Property Sale Agreement
Property Tax Notice/Assessment
Rental or Lease Agreement

In addition ONE of the following three documents containing the name and address of the parent/guardian is required:

Bank statement
Credit card statement
Government document (eg. MSP bill)

3. OR if the child has attended school in the Abbotsford School District in the past OR is coming from another school district OR if there is a sibling who has already been attending school in the school district

4. You will also need to provide your child's CareCard, and your doctor's name and phone number.

5. Other required documents as determined by the school (Birth Certificate).

6. If you are the Abbotsford resident biological parent /legal guardian of the child but are not a Canadian Citizen by birth or by naturalization (obtained citizenship), you are required to report to the School District Office prior to registering your child at the school. Please call 604.851.4585 (International Student office) to make an appointment. They will confirm which documents you must provide.

(please see this school district page for additional information)