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Registration

Welcome to Mountain Elementary's registration page. Much of the information you will need is on this page, however we recommend you consult three pages on the Abbotsford School District website so you are fully informed:

**This page is current for the 2019-20 School Year. Registration for Kindergarten 2019 is Monday, January 21, 2019. 

1. Kindergarten registration overview
2. School District policy AP 336 (which includes the registration forms) 
3. Catchment areas (Includes non-catchment request forms and the accompanying policy:  Policy 18 - School catchment areas ) Check School Locator to ensure Mountain is your catchment school.
 

Please also be sure to check out the rest of our school website for information on teaching staff, bell schedule and past newsletters

Key dates for Registration:

  • Kindergarten registration begins on Jan 21, 2019 (for children born in 2014 and attending Kindergarten in September 2019) and continues every day from 9:00am to 2 pm.
  • Gr. 1-5 registration for NEW students begins Feb 1, 2019 (9 am to 2 pm)

 


Other highlights (full information regarding these points are found in the above three links)

  • Continuing students do not need to re-register. In catchment students attending Gr. 5 at Mountain who will continue at our feeder school, WA Fraser Middle for Gr. 6 do not need to register at Fraser. Your registration will be automatic. However students who are grandfathered cross boundary students must re-apply for cross boundary status in Middle school.
  • New registrations are date and time stamped. Your registration is not considered complete until we have all of your supporting documents. You may download and fill in the registration papers at home, however you must bring them to the school along with the supporting documents as soon as possible starting Jan 21, 2019 (or Feb 1)
  • Mountain Elementary is considered a closed catchment school. The opportunities for cross boundary requests are very limited. Please call the school for more information or see this district page. If you are unsure of your catchment school, check School Locator
    • In order for a child to be registered in an Abbotsford school, proof of address must be shown by presenting one of the following legal documents: Mortgage Document, Rental or Lease Agreement, Property Sale Agreement, Property Tax Notice or Utility Bill. In addition, one of the following three documents containing the name and address of the parent/guardian is required: Bank Statement, Credit Card Statement or Government Document (MSP bill).
    • The principal of a school may request a properly sworn Statutory Declaration from the enrolling parent or legal guardian attesting that the student’s principal place of residence is the place indicated in this application. Applicants should note that making a false statutory declaration may constitute the criminal offense of perjury, contrary to Section 131 of the Canadian Criminal Code.
  • School supply lists are published here. Take advantage of the Staples Kit program before TBA.

 

 

What to expect when you come to Mountain Elementary to register

Our secretary, Mrs. Roberts, will help you through the registration process. You can download the main registration form AP 366 (link above) and bring it with you to the school on Jan 21, 2019 all day or between 9 am and 2 pm. Mrs. Roberts will have quite a few other forms for you to sign such as the media consent from and the Fruit and Veggie permission form. She will also take photocopies of your proof of residency (check the Kindergarten overview page to know what to bring), child's birth certificate, CARE card number, Doctor's name and phone number and proof of at least one parent's Canadian citizenship. Your registration is not date stamped without these supporting documents.
If you are registering for Kindergarten Mrs. Roberts will give you a package of information to read at home. This includes a welcome and information FAQ from the principal, Mr. Friesen. 
Registrations for all grades are date stamped. Be sure to register as soon as possible.

 

If you have any further questions after reading all of this information please give us a call at the office at 604 852 7299