Saturday January 4, 2020 ~ WEST SHORE
by Mary Brooke ~ West Shore Voice News
The process of Kindergarten Registration for attendance starting September 2020 in Sooke School District 62 (SD62) starts January 13 at 8 am.
All registration is done online. Parents use their access through the SD62 website at www.sd62.bc.ca/schools/kindergarten .
To attend Kindergarten starting September 2020 a child must turn age five years in the 2020 calendar year.
Registration is open first for Nature Kindergarten and French Immersion Kindergarten. That phase runs January 13 to 17. If registration is not achieved for those two specialties, there is still the opportunity to register for General Kindergarten which has registration open from January 27 to 31.
This is the first year for a staggered registration period, due to problems in the past with people not achieving registration for their children in the specialty areas but then scrambling to arrange general placement.
Parents who are interested in having their child registered in Nature Kindergarten *must* attend a Nature Kindergarten info session prior to registration. See links for the various types of Kindergarten:
- French Immersion – Kindergarten – offered at John Stubbs, Poirier & Millstream Elementary
- Nature Kindergarten – offered at Saseenos & Sangster Elementary
The announcement about staggered registration was first made in November 2019:
SD62 serves families with public education in Langford, Colwood, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke, Juan de Fuca (East Sooke, and west of Sooke out to Port Renfrew), and parts of View Royal. The 27 schools in SD62 are geographically located in Langford, Colwood and Sooke.