Registration

 PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION 


The District has launched a new online process for Elementary School Registration for the 2024-2025 school year for Kindergarten and new students in Grade 1-7.

Please read the following instructions below carefully to assist you and your family.  It is important to ensure you have all required documents to expedite the process.

** If you are registering for the current school year, 2023-2024, please email rbailey@sd35.bc.ca **


Newcomer Welcome Centre

Contact:  604-534-7891 or wpsp@sd35.bc.ca

If you have arrived in Canada with one of the following,

  • work permit,
  • study permit,
  • Permanent Resident
  • Refugee families
  • visitor record

Families born outside of Canada and who are not yet Canadian citizens such as Permanent Residents/Refugees/Temporary Residents (Work & Study Permit Holders) please follow the instructions on the registration process on the school district webpage.


All children who will be five years old by December 31, 2024 (children born in 2019) are eligible for the Kindergarten program beginning September 2024.

  • Registration for Kindergarten and new Grade 1-5 students will be open from Jan 15-Mar 1, 2024.
  • Applications will be approved after the registration period closes on March 1, 2024. Families can expect notification regarding their child’s application status beginning the week of March 4, 2024, and before the end of April 2024.

Please note, schools with high enrolment may take longer than expected to accept applications due to the volume of applicants and to ensure accuracy and equity in the process.

  • Registration Process: Starting January 15th, parents will be able to complete the registration process within their existing MyEd BC portal account.  For those who are new to the district, they’ll have the option to create a new MyEd BC profile online.

As you are aware, the Willoughby Slope area is a fast-growing neighbourhood, and with growth comes challenges for our schools in fulfilling enrolment. Our school and district staff work diligently to prioritize and find placements for students living in each catchment. When that is not possible, due to school capacity, our staff work with our neighbouring schools to find placements for students at other school sites that have spaces available in the relevant grade level.

We understand these circumstances greatly impact our families. As a system, we are doing our best to minimize the disruption to our students and families. We assure you all our schools on the Willoughby Slope have staff that are loving and caring educators who create healthy, safe, and positive learning environments for all students.


Step 1: Determine how to register your child

Families born outside of Canada and who are not yet Canadian citizens such as Permanent Residents/Refugees/Temporary Residents (Work & Study Permit Holders) please follow the instructions on the school district webpage.

If your child is registering to enter Grade K -7 in the Langley School District for the upcoming school year (September entry for 2024-2025), please continue to step 2.


Step 2: Determine your child’s catchment school

To find your catchment school, use the District’s school locator tool.  Please note, addresses in the school locator tool will be updated in January 2024.


Step 3: Gather documents required for your child’s registration

  • If you are missing any of the required documents, your registration will not be processed until all documents have been submitted.
  • If you have any questions, please email Ms. Bailey at rbailey@sd35.bc.ca or call 604-888-1075
  • After your child’s information has been received and reviewed, you will receive confirmation email from the school informing you it has been received, along with other information, and further instructions (if necessary)
  • You will need to produce the following documents:

Student Proof of age

The guardian of a child wishing to enroll in an educational program for the first time in the District must present verification of the child’s birthdate from one of the following documents at the time of registration:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship (both sides)
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status
  • Court Order
  • Canada Immigration Documents
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Other government-issued document

Parent/Guardian proof of Canadian Citizenship 

Guardians must provide proof of their citizenship status by producing one of the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship (both sides)
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Canada Immigration Documents
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card or Confirmation of Permanent Residency
  • Nexus card with citizenship listed as Canadian.

Proof of Residency 

At the time of registration, guardians must provide proof of residency by providing documents clearly showing the same parent names and residence address as on the registration form;

TWO documents are required:

One of:

  • Subject-Free Home Purchase Contract
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Municipal Tax Bill
  • Rental Agreement or Letter from Landlord
  • Can redact (black out) account # and amounts

AND One of:

  • British Columbia Driver’s License
  • British Columbia Services Card
  • British Columbia Vehicle Registration
  • BCID
  • Canadian Bank Account or Credit Card Statement
  • Insurance Statements or Policies
  • Income Tax Statement
  • Utility Bill
  • Employment Pay Slip
  • Other legal or government-issued documents indicating BC residence
  • Can redact (black out) account # and amounts

Evidence of Guardianship 

At the time of registration, evidence of guardianship must be shown by producing photo ID and legal documentation of guardianship such as but not limited to:

  • Birth Certificate with Parent Name.
  • Income Tax Statement – children are declared.
  • Immigration Documents
  • Court Order
  • Child in Care documentation
  • Can redact (black out) account # and amounts

Evidence of Guardianship 

At the time of registration, evidence of guardianship must be shown by producing photo ID and legal documentation of guardianship such as but not limited to:

  • Birth Certificate with Parent Name.
  • Income Tax Statement – children are declared.
  • Immigration Documents
  • Court Order
  • Child in Care documentation
  • Can redact (black out) account # and amounts

Step 4: Register your child for online via MyEDBC

** if you are registering for the current 2023-2024 school year please submit your documents to the school office located at 21020 83 Ave, Langley BC  V2Y 0K9 **

  • A desktop or laptop device is strongly recommended to complete online applications. The use of a tablet or mobile phone will be challenging.
  • If this is your first time registering a childand you have no other children currently attending school in BC, then you will need to start a new MyEDBC account by following these directions in this video here
  • Once you have created an account or if you already have a child attending a school in BC, then you do not need to start a new MyEDBC account. You will need to log in to your existing account and initiate a new application for your child by following these directions in thisvideo here

Here are step-by-step instructions for the online registration process in pdf format which may be a helpful resource for families:

Online Registration Parent Documentation   

Translations:

Farsi-Persian Hindi
KoreanChinese Simplifed
Chinese TraditionalPunjabi
Spanish Tagalog
UkrainianVietnamese
Arabic

If you require additional translation assistance and support, please visit the Welcome Centre at the school board office. 


Additional Information and Instruction

Please take note of the following information to assist you in completing your child’s application form:

  • By submitting an online application form, you hereby declare that, to the best of your knowledge, the provided information in your child’s application form is true and accurate. Your child’s application form is considered a legal document recognized by the Langley School District.
  • One application is required per child. If you have twins or triplets, you will need to submit an application form for each child. Please do not complete more than one application per child.
  • The online application form does not include a separate section for a secondary contact or emergency contacts. Please include one (1) secondary and at least two (2) emergency contacts in the application by clicking on the “+ Add” and creating a new field in the Parent/Guardian/Other Contact section.
  • The District supports early identification and intervention, promotes equitable access to appropriate educational assessments, programming and resources, and recognizes that all students benefit from universally designed curriculum, instruction and environments. Some students with diverse abilities will benefit from modified programming. If your child has previously received Student Services Support, please indicate that in the applicable field in the online form.
  • The District requests vaccination status. Please upload any vaccination documentation or screenshots if possible.
  • The District requires proof of guardianship. Please upload any legal documents such as court orders or child in care documentation.
  • Applications will be approved after the registration period has closed on March 1, 2024. Families can expect notification regarding their child’s application status beginning the week of March 4, 2024, and before the end of April 2024.
  • Please note, schools with high enrolment may take longer than expected to accept applications due to volume of applicants and to ensure accuracy and equity in the process.

Other Documents

Custody order 

  • Parent/legal guardians who have checked off court order on the registration form must produce a copy for student file.

Aboriginal Ancestry

  • Self-Identification of Aboriginal Ancestry Form
  • **Please fill out only if student has Aboriginal ancestry – one form per child**
    Aboriginal Ancestry is determined on a voluntary basis through self-identification. This includes First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Metis or Inuit Ancestry. No documentation other than this self-identification is required and the ancestry can go back several generations.

Medical Concerns

  • Please make sure that you have indicated any medical concerns or information that the school should be aware of (e.g., asthma, allergies, etc.  please complete medical forms if needed)
  • If you have copies of any medical documents or diagnostic reports for learning or physical needs, please submit a copy for the school.  Such as, IEP Support – autism, ADHD,  behaviour, challenging medical conditions, life threatening medical condition
  • Proof of your child’s immunization record (if available – school does not retain a copy)

Family Accident Reimbursement Plan Voluntary Insurance

Families have the option of purchasing insurance for their child/children through the Family Accident Reimbursement Plan Voluntary Insurance. Enrolment in the program can be done online. For more information and to apply for coverage, visit this page here: https://www.solutionsinsurance.com/aonbc

***IF you indicated Life threatening or challenging medical condition***

Lynn Fripps Elementary

21020 - 83 Avenue, Langley
BC, V2Y 0K8
Phone: 604-888-1075
Fax: 604-888-1022