PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, many schools are accepting kindergarten registrations by appointment only. Contact your child's designated school in advance or visit their website for information about their registration process. Registration begins the first Monday in March.
Registration packages are available at all schools and on their websites under Documents & Forms > Registration.
View our list of schools.
Preschool Growing & Learning Days
Get a taste of school and meet the friendly, helpful people you'll find in it. Kindergarten, resource, and gym teachers will be on hand with all kinds of games and activities for you to enjoy. Click here!
Preparing a child for kindergarten is an exciting time for the whole family. We have a variety of programs and services to help the transition to school go smoothly. Watch for details in a special issue of the Kinder Links newsletter.
Welcome to Kindergarten Bags
Every family registering for kindergarten receives a sack full of materials, resources and activities that can be enjoyed by both parents and children during the months leading up to kindergarten.
Contents have been carefully chosen by our staff and include items such as an interactive calendar, crayons, scissors with instructions for use, math-related items such as cards and dice, and a pencil with a finger grip. We also include parenting resources.
Mobile Kinder Camps (July & August)
This summer, we are excited to bring the fun of Kinder Camp to your front yard/nearby green space. Young participants and parents will enjoy getting comfy on a blanket or lawn chair as Mobile Kinder Camp facilitators lead them in rhymes, stories, phonological activities, and a few active games. We'll be happy to teach your family kindergarten-themed rhymes to help you get excited about starting school!
Mobile Kinder Camp will take place outside your home Monday to Friday from July 5–August 11. Appointments will be available morning, afternoon, or early evening. Sign up for two (2) 45-minute sessions. Siblings and friends are welcome to participate, too! Just before we leave, participants will receive a Kinder Camp care package that will include educational activities and an art experience.
* A parent/caregiver will be required to stay outside during the entire appointment to ensure their children are properly physically distancing. We thank you in advance for your co-operation.
Virtual Literacy Links Visiting (July & August)
Led by trained and enthusiastic Literacy Links facilitators, children are sure to enjoy educational games, stories, and art experiences to enhance their skills and understanding of the concepts of print, rhyming, sound recognition, and counting/early math skills. Virtual sessions will be offered Monday to Friday in the morning, afternoon and early evening. Sign up for six (6) 30-minute sessions. Before the start of your virtual visiting experience, resource packages filled with at-home learning activities will be available for pickup. The Kinder Links office will contact participants in June to provide details on pickup times and locations.
Join in the fun of FREE parent-child programming, special events and parenting workshop initiatives. Click here for more information on Kinder Links for families with children birth to age 5.
A divisional information evening is held each year in January to provide information about kindergarten programming. We also hold information evenings in February to help you learn more about the language program choices available for your child. Watch for advertising about our information evenings on our website home page.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing pandemic, our information evenings have been cancelled. In their place, we have created and posted informational videos, above and on our Transportation page, and we recommend parents contact their child's designated school directly if they have any questions that have not been answered by the videos.
Under the provisions of Schools of Choice, students can apply to attend any public school in the province. It doesn't have to be their designated school and it doesn't have to be located in their own school division.
Do you live within RETSD but want your child to attend a school other than their designated school?
If so, begin by filling out the student registration form for your child's designated school. Then, download, print and complete the In Division/Out of Designated School Boundary application included in the Schools of Choice brochure (link below), and deliver it, along with the student registration form, to your designated school. Schools of Choice applications will be accepted in late February or early March; be sure to call the school in mid-February to get the exact date.
Do you live outside of RETSD but want to register your child to attend a school in our division?
Application forms for out-of-division students are available at any RETSD school or at our Administration Offices, 589 Roch St. Applications are received at the selected school at the beginning of May.
PLEASE NOTE: The Schools of Choice brochure contains the In Division/Out of Designated School Boundary application, but applications for out-of-division students must be obtained from an RETSD school.
Call the McLeod Education Centre at 204.667.6193