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School Registration

Thank you for choosing YRDSB and welcome. Registering for school takes a few easy steps.

If any of the following apply, please visit the Reception Centre

  • Students new to Canada (residing in Canada less than 6 months)

  • Students transferring to YRDSB from home schooling in Ontario

  • Students transferring to YRDSB from other boards in Ontario/other provinces with time-sensitive documents, e.g. work permits, refugee claimants

  • Returning students from outside Canada who have been residing elsewhere internationally for over one year


All other students should register as follows:

Step 1:  Using our School Locator, find your home school using your home address.  Any requests for transfer will be arranged through your home school.  

Step 2: Please contact your home school to set up an appointment.

Step 3: Download and complete any required forms:

Step 4: Find and bring these supporting documents (originals required) to your appointment:

  • Proof of child’s age (Birth Certificate/Passport)
  • Proof of your child’s address - two documents, one from each of the categories below showing the home address:
Category A ​​
    • Property Tax Bill / MPAC Notice of Assessment
    • Current Rental / Lease Agreement
    • Agreement of Purchase and Sale, including proof of purchase provided before the pupil attends the school, and;​
​​Category B
    • Utility Bill / e-Bill (i.e. Hydro, Water, Residential Phone/Cable/Internet Bill, Enbridge, Insurance Policy – Home, Tenant or Auto) 
    • Other official/government documents (i.e. CRA Notice of Assessment, Statement of Old Age, Security T4 (OAS) or Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits, etc.)​

Step 5:  Attend your appointment.  Your home school will help to identify and explain any special programs available to your child.​


Considerations:  

  • While a new school is being built, registrations will take place at a nearby school. Please visit our New Schools on our website for more information.  

  • Elementary schools are closed during July and August.  Please contact the Community Education Centre in your area to set up your registration appointment.

  • Visit Programs and Services to register for any credit and non-credit programs offered for adults, or elementary and secondary students.   

Helpful Information

 
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  • Students new to Canada (residing in Canada less than 6 months)
  • Students transferring to YRDSB from home schooling in Ontario
  • Students transferring to YRDSB from other boards in Ontario/other provinces with time-sensitive documents, e.g. work permits, refugee claimants
  • Returning students from outside Canada

All other students should register as follows:

Step 1: Identify your home school

Home schools are determined by your home address and school boundaries. You may be eligible to attend an alternate school through the transfer process initiated through your home school. Decisions regarding transfers are at the discretion of the Principal and Superintendent, based on availability of programs and accommodations. Transportation for transfer students is the responsibility of the parents.  For more information about transfers see Policy 108 Student Accommodation Attendance Areas Student Transfers.

Step 2: Contact your home school and set up a registration appointment

Expect to spend up to 1 hour at the school for registration. Please note that late August and early September are extremely busy times for registration and wait times and appointments may take longer. Be sure to ask your school any questions regarding information and supporting documents required for registration.

Step 3: Download and complete any forms, collect information and supporting documents required for registration at your school

Information required for registration includes:

  • Birth Verification of student, which may include, but not limited to, birth certificate; statement of birth; birth registration; refugee claimant form; permanent resident card; confirmation of permanent residence (not application for); baptismal certificate; passport; citizenship card; First Nation, Métis, Inuit ancestry; record of landing; substitute registration of birth or adoption; or other Ontario government-sanctioned document approved by the superintendent of schools
  • Custody/Adoption documentation if applicable
  • Proof of Residency of the student - two documents, one from each of the categories below showing the home address;
    • Category A - notice of tax assessment, current rental/lease agreement, agreement to purchase including proof of purchase provided before the pupil attends the school, or property tax bill, and
    • Category B - utility bill, bank statement or other official document
  • All assessments/report cards/transcripts to assist with placement
  • Elementary School Registration Form or Secondary School Registration Form
  • Staff Administration of Medication if applicable
  • Self-Administration of Medication if applicable
  • Medical Care Plan if applicable

Additional information about more specific situations is available in the School Admissions Policy and Procedure or through your home school.

Step 4: Attend your appointment

At your appointment, your home school will help you identify any special programs that may be suitable to your child and will help facilitate the registration process. Students registering for secondary schools will select their courses online. Information about this process will be provided at the time of your appointment and is also available on school websites under Guidance.

Summer Hours for Registration:

Elementary school offices are closed during July and August, you will need to contact the Community Education Centre in your area to set up your registration appointment. Secondary schools are open during July and August for registration, each school schedule varies. Please contact your school to verify hours of operation.

Additional Information:

 

  • Students new to Canada (residing in Canada less than 6 months)
  • Students transferring to YRDSB from home schooling in Ontario
  • Students transferring to YRDSB from other boards in Ontario/other provinces with time-sensitive documents, e.g. work permits, refugee claimants
  • Returning students from outside Canada

All other students should register as follows:

Step 1: Identify your home school

Home schools are determined by your home address and school boundaries. You may be eligible to attend an alternate school through the transfer process initiated through your home school. Decisions regarding transfers are at the discretion of the Principal and Superintendent, based on availability of programs and accommodations. Transportation for transfer students is the responsibility of the parents.  For more information about transfers see Policy 108 Student Accommodation Attendance Areas Student Transfers.

Step 2: Contact your home school and set up a registration appointment

Expect to spend up to 1 hour at the school for registration. Please note that late August and early September are extremely busy times for registration and wait times and appointments may take longer. Be sure to ask your school any questions regarding information and supporting documents required for registration.

Step 3: Download and complete any forms, collect information and supporting documents required for registration at your school

Information required for registration includes:

  • Birth Verification of student, which may include, but not limited to, birth certificate; statement of birth; birth registration; refugee claimant form; permanent resident card; confirmation of permanent residence (not application for); baptismal certificate; passport; citizenship card; First Nation, Métis, Inuit ancestry; record of landing; substitute registration of birth or adoption; or other Ontario government-sanctioned document approved by the superintendent of schools
  • Custody/Adoption documentation if applicable
  • Proof of Residency of the student - two documents, one from each of the categories below showing the home address;
    • Category A - notice of tax assessment, current rental/lease agreement, agreement to purchase including proof of purchase provided before the pupil attends the school, or property tax bill, and
    • Category B - utility bill, bank statement or other official document
  • All assessments/report cards/transcripts to assist with placement
  • Elementary School Registration Form or Secondary School Registration Form
  • Staff Administration of Medication if applicable
  • Self-Administration of Medication if applicable
  • Medical Care Plan if applicable

Additional information about more specific situations is available in the School Admissions Policy and Procedure or through your home school.

Step 4: Attend your appointment

At your appointment, your home school will help you identify any special programs that may be suitable to your child and will help facilitate the registration process. Students registering for secondary schools will select their courses online. Information about this process will be provided at the time of your appointment and is also available on school websites under Guidance.

Summer Hours for Registration:

Elementary school offices are closed during July and August, you will need to contact the Community Education Centre in your area to set up your registration appointment. Secondary schools are open during July and August for registration, each school schedule varies. Please contact your school to verify hours of operation.

Additional Information:

 

  • Students new to Canada (residing in Canada less than 6 months)
  • Students transferring to YRDSB from home schooling in Ontario
  • Students transferring to YRDSB from other boards in Ontario/other provinces with time-sensitive documents, e.g. work permits, refugee claimants
  • Returning students from outside Canada

All other students should register as follows:

Step 1: Identify your home school

Home schools are determined by your home address and school boundaries. You may be eligible to attend an alternate school through the transfer process initiated through your home school. Decisions regarding transfers are at the discretion of the Principal and Superintendent, based on availability of programs and accommodations. Transportation for transfer students is the responsibility of the parents.  For more information about transfers see Policy 108 Student Accommodation Attendance Areas Student Transfers.

Step 2: Contact your home school and set up a registration appointment

Expect to spend up to 1 hour at the school for registration. Please note that late August and early September are extremely busy times for registration and wait times and appointments may take longer. Be sure to ask your school any questions regarding information and supporting documents required for registration.

Step 3: Download and complete any forms, collect information and supporting documents required for registration at your school

Information required for registration includes:

  • Birth Verification of student, which may include, but not limited to, birth certificate; statement of birth; birth registration; refugee claimant form; permanent resident card; confirmation of permanent residence (not application for); baptismal certificate; passport; citizenship card; First Nation, Métis, Inuit ancestry; record of landing; substitute registration of birth or adoption; or other Ontario government-sanctioned document approved by the superintendent of schools
  • Custody/Adoption documentation if applicable
  • Proof of Residency of the student - two documents, one from each of the categories below showing the home address;
    • Category A - notice of tax assessment, current rental/lease agreement, agreement to purchase including proof of purchase provided before the pupil attends the school, or property tax bill, and
    • Category B - utility bill, bank statement or other official document
  • All assessments/report cards/transcripts to assist with placement
  • Elementary School Registration Form or Secondary School Registration Form
  • Staff Administration of Medication if applicable
  • Self-Administration of Medication if applicable
  • Medical Care Plan if applicable

Additional information about more specific situations is available in the School Admissions Policy and Procedure or through your home school.

Step 4: Attend your appointment

At your appointment, your home school will help you identify any special programs that may be suitable to your child and will help facilitate the registration process. Students registering for secondary schools will select their courses online. Information about this process will be provided at the time of your appointment and is also available on school websites under Guidance.

Summer Hours for Registration:

Elementary school offices are closed during July and August, you will need to contact the Community Education Centre in your area to set up your registration appointment. Secondary schools are open during July and August for registration, each school schedule varies. Please contact your school to verify hours of operation.

Additional Information:

 

 

 

 

French Immersion Accommodation Plan

YRDSB recently completed a year-long review of the French as a Second Language (FSL) programs, including Core French and French Immersion (FI). One of the outcomes of this review was a toolkit to address the need for French immersion spaces and allow the Planning department to craft a long-term FI accommodation plan for students across York Region. YRDSB’s FI program will be offered in a variety of settings: Dual Track (Grades 1-8), Primary Dual Track (Grades 1-2 or 1-3) and Single Track (Grades 1-8, 2-8, or 3-8).

 

Students may begin the French Immersion program in one location, but continue in a different location. This will allow flexibility in addressing community needs and the opportunity to use existing space in schools. The new accommodation plan will provide long-term consistency and equity of access to all students in York Region and will enable YRDSB to continue to offer the FI program to all who wish to enroll.
 
You can find more information about the program, as well as a school locator, on the YRDSB website. Information sessions for the FI program usually take place in mid-January and registration takes place between mid-January and mid-February.
 
Please note: Some of the FI accommodation plans will require facility modifications or the development of new schools and will require short-term transition plans that might include overflow while we work toward the long-term vision.

 

 
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