KINDERGARTEN registration for September 2018
Children must be 5 by December 31, 2018 to register for Kindergarten (born 2013)
STEPS- Glen is an at capacity school, children from outside our catchment are not accepted into the school.
1. Click here to visit the school locator to make sure you live in the Glen Catchment Area. There is one catchment for French and another one for the English program.
2. English Kindergarten Registration -
In person registration begins February 5-7th by appointment. We expect to register approximately 80 students.
Feb 5-7th 9am-12pm and 1pm -2:30pm please allow one hour.
Kindergarten French Immersion Registration- This is a district process application process opens online in January at http://www.sd43.bc.ca
PLEASE NOTE: Glen Elementary's French Immersion Program is migrating to Westwood Elementary. French Kindergarten is no longer available at Glen Elementary. For information about french immersion kindergarten registration, please contact Westwood Elementary (604-464-2421 or Westwood@sd43.bc.ca). Glen's French Immersion program for the 2018-2019 school year will include Grades 1 - 5.
This is a program for non-francophone students to become bilingual. Instruction is provided entirely in French during the first years, with English-language instruction added gradually starting formally in grade 4. Pending a consulation process, the French Immersion Program is moving to Westwood over a 6 year period beginning with Kindergarten in September 2018.
3. Bring all orginal documents to the registration.
Click here for a list of required documents. Also bring your child's record of immunization. It will speed up the registration process if you bring photocopies of your documents for our files as well as the originals. We must see the originals.
*For families applying for a cross catchment school it is very important that you register at your child's home school.
What can I do to help my child succeed in Kindergarten?
read with your child every day (in English or any language) even for 10 minutes (more is better)
talk about everything you do to help develop their communication skills
play a lot, especially outside (builds problem solving and communication skills and helps children manage stress)
use crayons, scissors and glue to develop fine motor skills needed for school
learn to put on their own coat and shoes (velcro) so that they can succeed next September (1 teacher 22 children)
limit screen time (TV, games , phone and movies) to no more than 1 hour per day
develop a regular bedtime routine (5 year old children need 10-12 hours of sleep)
NEW STUDENTS Grade 1-5
1. Click here to visit the school locator to make sure that you live in the catchment area for Glen (the area that we serve). We are not able to register your child until a few days before you are phyically living in the catchment area.
2. Call the school office 604 464 6608 to set up a time to register. Please allow 30-40 minutes for registration.
3. Bring all the required documents needed to register your child. Click here for a check list of required documents.
As of July 2017, Glen has a waiting list for enrollment in 17/18, if we are unable to place your child at Glen the Principal will locate a space in the nearest school that has space.
Glen Elementary has two programs:
1. French Immersion (district application process, now closed).
Class sizes for all classes in British Columbia are as follows:
Kindergarten 20 students
Kindergarten/ Grade 1 20 students
Grade 1-3 22 students
Grade 3/ Grade 4 24 students
Grade 4-7 28 students
Beginning September 2017, a Supreme Court of Canada Ruling also limits the number of children that are either EAL Level 1 or have an identified learnng need in each class. In some cases, classes sizes may be required to be further reduced. Class size limits are not flexible. Student enrollment can change often as new students register and current students leave. Each decision is based on the available information we have at the time of the request for placement. Once the school year begins, wait lists are not keep by schools, as all schools work to help children begin their learning as soon as possible and settle into a classroom.