SD83 Kindergarten Registration 2021-22
We are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to North Okanagan School District No. 83! Due to COVID-19, there are some changes to the Kindergarten registration process this year:
1. Kindergarten registration will open at 9am on Tuesday, October 13th and remain open for the rest of the school year.
2. You may choose to register in-person at the school or online.
3. Registering in-person: Please phone the school and make an appointment to come in and complete the paperwork, as only one family at a time can be in the school office area.
4. Registering online: Please email the school to request the online registration link.
5. You will need to register at your child’s catchment school (based on your physical address) or specialty school (Bastion – Early French Immersion or South Canoe – Outdoor Learning). To access our catchment school locator tool or find out more information about our specialty schools, Click Here.
6. Any parents/caregivers requesting a cross-boundary consideration will need to follow these steps:
a. Register at their catchment school (in-person or online)
b. Complete a cross boundary request form
c. Have the form signed by the catchment school’s principal
d. Take the form to the principal of the requested school (for cross-boundary consideration in the spring)
7. All Kindergarten registrations completed on Tuesday, October 13th are treated as “equal”, so there is no need for line-ups on that day. Registrations received after October 13th, will be date/time stamped and treated on a first come, first served basis. This information will be used to determine placement IF catchment area schools or programs are full. Students with siblings already registered in a Program of Choice (French Immersion or Outdoor Learning) will be given priority if there is limited space.
If you have any questions about the Kindergarten registration process, please contact: Jennifer Findlay, District Principal, at email@example.com
We are looking forward to welcoming our North Okanagan-Shuswap StrongStart families back to our programs starting on Thursday, October 1st. StrongStart is a free early learning program for preschool children, 0 to 5 years old, and their parent or caregiver. There will be COVID-19 guidelines in place at all programs to ensure the safety of our families, StrongStart educators, and school community.
- Registration for all SD83 StrongStart programs will open on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 and will be ongoing
- If your child was previously registered in a StrongStart program in our district, please call the school to indicate that you and your child are interested in attending the StrongStart program again this school year
- If your child is new to StrongStart, please phone the school to request a time to come in and complete the registration process
- Interested families will need to choose one program to attend as we will not be supporting participation at multiple programs due to COVID-19
The staff at Salmon Arm West has put a lot of thought into the health, safety, and well-being of our staff members, students, and parents. Please go to the links below to see our the school and district health and safety protocols for the 2020-2021 school year.
All staff with be reviewing this document on September 8th and September 9th, 2020. All students will be learning about how to keep themselves and others safe on September 10th and September 11th, 2020. Safety protocols will be regularly taught and reviewed with students as needed during the year.
|In this unusual year, SD83 would like to share what information we currently have, and hopefully answer some questions our parents may have about the new school year.
When will my child begin school?
School District No. 83 staff will report to their schools on Tuesday, September 8 for safety orientations and planning sessions.
Students will report to schools on Thursday, September 10 for their welcoming and safety orientation sessions. Regular learning will commence as soon as appropriate routines are established. School staff will communicate any changes to student schedules. Graduated entry for Kindergarten will still occur in its usual manner.
What is a Learning Group or Cohort?
Will the school buses be running?
Please note that additional safety protocols are being finalized for all bus routes. These will likely include seating plans, use of masks for riders in grades four through twelve, as well as PPE for the drivers. Submission of regular health checks may also be required.
Will the school district be staggering school day start and end times?
What is happening at the high schools?
What health guidelines are being put in place?
Will there be “health checks” like there were in June
Our family has an immune compromised member and we don’t think our children should attend school. What are our options?
School District No. 83 currently has an online option for students in Grades 9-12 known as the Education Outreach Program (EOP). Students in EOP are supplied assignments and resources (such as textbooks and learning activities) as well as some access to a local teacher, but the program is primarily self-directed. The Education Outreach Program currently offers a wide range of online courses to students on a full-time or cross-enrolled basis in Grades 9-12.
School District No. 83 previously offered an Education Outreach Program option to elementary and middle schools student, but it was closed due to lack of demand. We will reopen this program option for the duration of the pandemic if there is sufficient interest. For more information regarding the EOP program, or to express your interest in registering, please contact Education Outreach Principal Rob Macaulay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that the Home Learning Opportunities program that School District No. 83 provided through June will not be available this coming year. Parents who are interested in homeschooling their children may wish to visit this website:
What about music/band/choir/musical theatre?
Students with special needs?
What about extra-curricular activities (clubs/sports)
Community use of school facilities?
|Additional links from the Ministry of Education and Public Health|