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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Note: Contact your child's designated school or visit their website for information about their registration process. Kindergarten registration begins every year on the first Monday in March. Registration packages are available at all schools and on their websites at Documents & Forms > Registration.

When registering your child for kindergarten, you will need to provide proof of age documentation for your child (e.g., birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, Manitoba Health Card, INAC status card, birth registration signed by the director of Vital Statistics), as well as two pieces of identification for proof of residency (e.g., driver’s licence, Manitoba Health Card, tenancy agreement, offer to purchase documents, utility bill). 

To find out which RETSD school is your child's designated school, use our web-based School Locator. You can view a list of our schools and access links to their websites on our Schools page. 

Preschool Growing & Learning Days

Get a taste of school and meet the friendly, helpful people you'll find in it at our Preschool Growing & Learning Days. Kindergarten, resource, and gym teachers will be on hand with all kinds of games and activities for you to enjoy. Meet administrators, teachers, student services staff, and community partners who have helpful information for you. You can even get your child’s hearing and vision screened. The activities/screening stations take approximately 60 minutes to complete. 

To learn more: Preschool Growing & Learning Days

Countdown to Kindergarten

Information on our FREE Countdown to Kindergarten programs is made available in late spring each year. For updates on these programs, join the Kinder Links mailing list by emailing kinderlinks@retsd.mb.ca or phoning 204.669.4043. 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: Kinder Links—Countdown to Kindergarten

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, a pencil with a finger grip, and parenting resources.

Literacy Links Visits (July & August)

Led by enthusiastic Countdown to Kindergarten facilitators, children are sure to enjoy play-based activities, stories, and art experiences to enhance their skills and understanding of the concepts of print, rhyming, sound recognition, and early math. 

These visits also provide young participants the opportunity to practise fine motor skills, like using scissors and printing the letters in their name. Interesting take-home activities will be provided at the end of each session to continue the fun after each visit. The Literacy Links Visits program consists of three visits that last approximately 45 minutes. These sessions are offered in a small group setting with group sizes ranging from one to four children. Requests for one-on-one appointments and outdoor appointments will be accommodated whenever possible. 

Watch for details in a special issue of the Kinder Links newsletter: Kinder Links—Countdown to Kindergarten


FAQ

  • Kindergarten registration begins every year on the first Monday in March at your child's designated school. If your child is five years old on or before December 31, they are eligible to register for kindergarten. 

  • Kindergarten registration begins every year on the first Monday in March at your child's designated school. Please bring proof of age (such as: birth certificate, Manitoba Health Card, baptismal certificate, passport, INAC status card) and two pieces of ID showing proof of residency (such as: driver's license, Manitoba Health Card, utility bill.) 

    Our School Locator is a web-based guide that identifies your child's designated school. Simply type in your street name or postal code and follow the prompts to see your child's early, middle and senior years school, as well as your designated schools for language programs. 

    Once you've determined your child's designated school, visit the school’s website to find their registration package on the home page under Documents & Forms > Registration. Be sure to fill in all pages of the forms. If you are unsure of your designated school or have problems filling out the forms, call our Administration Offices at 204.667.7130 or the designated school, and we'll be happy to help you. 

  • 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 a notice about these information evenings in advance on our website home page.  

  • RETSD offers a summer school program administered by Adult and Continuing Education. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so students should register early to improve their chance of getting a preferred course or time slot. More information—including courses offered, the registration deadline, and a registration form— will be made available near the end of the school year. For more information, call the McLeod Education Centre at 204.667.6193.

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