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Registration - Registration Information & Forms

Note for all parents: registration for the 2020/2021 school year closed June 30 and will reopen again August 31.

Registration in New Westminster Schools

New Students For 2020 – 2021

New Westminster Schools welcomes students to our district. We offer 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 secondary school, and alternate, online, home learning and adult education programs … all delivering a wide range of programs, opportunities and pathways to enrich our students.

Due to COVID-19 related changes, the registration process has changed.

Registration for the 2020/2021 school year is closed, and will reopen August 31st. Please check back in mid-August for instructions on how registrations will be coordinated, as we continue to make adjustments to keep our school community safe. 

The process will include needing to fill in forms and provide supporting documentation. Registration forms and a checklist of required documents are available by clicking on the links.

The regular registration process for September 2020 closed on March 13th, 2020. All late applications will be guaranteed a spot at one of our district’s schools … but it may not be at your anticipated catchment school, if that site is already full.

Programs Of Choice

We appreciate your interest in our Programs of Choice. At this time, registration for the 2020/2021 school year is closed. Please check back later and we’ll update information for the following year.

New Westminster Schools offers multiple Programs of Choice. To learn more about what they are, please click here: https://newwestschools.ca/programs-services/programs-of-choice/overview/

Out Of Catchment/In District Student Applications

We appreciate your interest in our Out Of Catchment/In District Student Applications. At this time, registration for the 2020/2021 school year is closed. Please check back later and we’ll update information for the following year.

In district students wishing to attend a school out of catchment must first register at their catchment school and then complete an Out‐of‐Catchment form. Forms will be available on our website for submission starting January 13, 2020 (9:00 a.m.). Admission decisions may not be finalized until June 2020.

Catchment Area Child – means a person of school age, and resident in the catchment area of the school.

Out-of-Catchment Area Child – means a person of school age, and a resident in the school district and non-resident in the catchment area of the school.

Out-of-Catchment Transfer – means a school-age student or child applying to attend a school other than the catchment school, by request.

Out Of District Student Applications

We appreciate your interest in our Out Of District Student Applications. At this time, registration for the 2020/2021 school year is closed. Please check back later and we’ll update information for the following year.

Out‐of‐district students who do not reside in New Westminster may apply for admission to a New Westminster school by completing an Out‐of‐District form. Forms will be available on our website for submission starting January 13, 2020 (9:00 a.m). Admission decisions may not be finalized until June 2020.

Out-of-District Child – means a person of school age, resident in British Columbia, and non-resident in the school district.

Placement Procedures

Student applications will be categorized by category (see below). The list will identify “eligible consideration for enrollment the following September.

In-catchment area children:

Regular registration for September 2020 closed March 13, 2020.

Applications received after second March 13, 2020 are being placed on a waiting list. These applications will be accommodated as space allows, on a first come first serve basis.

All placements will be confirmed before the end of June, 2020.

From time-to-time, due to space limitations, enrolment projects, and class size and composition limits, it may be necessary to temporarily limit particular classes, grades or schools. Schools at, or approaching, capacity may be designated as ‘full’ by the district. The acceptance of any out-of-catchment and out-of-district and/or late transfer applicants will be severely restricted and possibly prohibited altogether at these school sites. Parents wishing to enroll their child in the class, grade or school concerned may be required to enroll the child in the school designated by the Superintendent or designate.

Enrolment and Registration Timelines 2020-2021

Students currently registered in New Westminster Schools are automatically transitioned within their school or to their next school for 2020. Currently registered students are not required to re-apply. Currently registered students intending to change schools must complete an out-of-catchment registration form (see timelines below). Due to our increased enrolment we ask that currently registered students intending to move out of district advise school principals of their intention to enable the principal to plan for September.


In-Catchment and In-District Students

January 13, 2020 – March 13, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All Kindergarten applications and all new students (in-catchment, in-district) apply, and will be accommodated, at their catchment school. Registrations received after 2:30 p.m. on March 13, 2020 will be accommodated at the student’s catchment school as space allows.


Out of Catchment/Out of District Students

We appreciate your interest in our Out of Catchment/Out of District Student Applications. At this time, registration for the 2020/2021 school year is closed. Please check back later and we’ll update information for the following year.

Out of catchment and out of district students must first register at their catchment school and then complete an Out of Catchment or Out of District Form.

Applicants will receive a confirmation email indicating receipt of the online application. Admission decisions may not be finalized before the June 5, 2020. Accepting schools will inform applicants will be informed of placement decisions.


Programs of Choice

We appreciate your interest in our Programs of Choice. At this time, registration for the 2020/2021 school year is closed. Please check back later and we’ll update information for the following year.
Prior to applying for Programs of Choice students must first register at their catchment school as indicated above.

Applicants will have receive a confirmation email indicating receipt of the online application. Admission decisions may not be finalized before the end of June 2020. Applicants will be informed of placement decisions through an acceptance email that you must reply to within 24 hours in order to confirm placement.


Detailed information regarding student registration is outlined in Administrative Procedure 300 – Student Registration, Enrollment and Placement.

PLEASE NOTE: If an enrollment timeline listed in AP 300 falls on a weekend, the date recognized by
the Administrative Procedure for Student Registration will be the Monday following that date.

Priority Order

If:

  • space, facilities, and resources are determined to be available by the Superintendent or designate in consultation with the school principal; and
  • application deadlines and other registration requirements have been met, then enrolment in educational programs in a school will be offered in the following priority order:
    1. Continuing catchment students are automatically re-enrolled;
    2. Continuing out-of-catchment and out-of-district students are automatically re-enrolled when remaining in the same school and program;
    3. New catchment area students;
    4. Siblings of out-of-catchment continuing students;
    5. Students who are out-of-catchment and who are registered in and attending before and/or after-school childcare at a licensed childcare facility within the catchment area;
    6. Students who are out-of-catchment;
    7. Siblings of continuing out-of-district students;
    8. Students who are out-of-district.

 

Out-of-catchment and out-of-district students who attend school in New Westminster and students enrolled in special programs (e.g.) French Immersion, Montessori, etc. are expected to find their own means of traveling to and from school.

Waitlists

Waitlists will be established for those not accepted immediately, to be maintained until the last day of instruction in September. Re-evaluation of space availability will take place periodically until the last day of instruction in September to ensure that the maximum numbers of requests are met at the earliest time possible.

Out-of-catchment and out-of-district students who attend school in New Westminster and students enrolled in special programs (e.g.) French Immersion, Montessori, etc. are expected to find their own means of traveling to and from school.

School Transition

Students who wish to transition as an out-of-catchment or out-of-district student from elementary to middle or middle to secondary must apply to the desired out-of-catchment/out-of-district school.

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