GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration packages are available at all schools and on their websites at Documents & Forms > Registration. Contact your child's designated school or visit their website for information about their registration process.
When registering your child for school in RETSD, 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 School Locator. Simply type in your street name and follow the prompts to see your child's early, middle, and senior years schools, as well as their designated schools for language programs.
If you are unsure of your designated school or would like help filling out the registration forms, call our Administration Offices at 204.667.7130 or email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you.
If your child is five years old on or before December 31, they are eligible to be registered for kindergarten. Kindergarten registration begins on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. In RETSD, kindergarten is full day, every other day. Before the school year begins, parents will receive a school-year calendar showing which days their child will attend—even or odd. These days are marked with either little caterpillars or ladybugs, representing the two groups of children. You can see examples at Calendars.
If you have questions about anything not addressed in the above videos, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll assist you with your enquiry and any followup questions you may have.
RETSD has a number of FREE programs available to help you and your child prepare for the adventure of kindergarten.
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 and screening stations take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Learn more: Preschool Growing & Learning Days 2023
Countdown to Kindergarten
Information on our Countdown to Kindergarten programs is made available in spring each year. For updates on these programs, join the Kinder Links mailing list by emailing email@example.com or by 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.
Check out the Countdown to Kindergarten issue of the Kinder Links newsletter: Countdown to Kindergarten 2023
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. The 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 like 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 give 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 each. 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.
For more information, contact Kinder Links: firstname.lastname@example.org