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​What is the application process for Kindergarten Choice Programs?​What is the application process for Kindergarten Choice Programs?<div class="ExternalClassDA2FFA91DAA94E5DBEA578E774F5C1EB"><div> <font color="#808284" style="font-size:16px;">Read the information found on the <a href="/programsandservices/choice/online-application/Pages/How%20to%20Apply%20Online.aspx">How to Apply Online</a> page.</font></div></div>
When should I apply to have my child in a Kindergarten Choice Program school?When should I apply to have my child in a Kindergarten Choice Program school?<div class="ExternalClass54A967EF33FA4A3C83237D88A86C907F"><div class="ExternalClass67479D00D45E4588B01C0D460E56AF84" style="font-size:16px;"><p> <span>After you have registered your child at your </span><a href="/K-12Schools/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span>local catchment school</span></a> <span>. The online application system will open January 30, 2017 at 8:00 am.  </span><br><span>You will need to wait 48 hours after registering at your </span><a href="/K-12Schools/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span>local catchment school</span></a><span> before you can apply online for a Choice Program school.</span></p></div></div>
How do I find out which catchment area I live in?How do I find out which catchment area I live in?<div class="ExternalClass716DE53815C942D4A71DAC2B7F3920A4"><p>Visit this page:  <a href="/K-12Schools/LocateSchool/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">School Locator</a></p></div>
What documentation do I need to bring when I register my child at my local catchment school?What documentation do I need to bring when I register my child at my local catchment school?<div class="ExternalClass6DBC93C8C1EF458EB889048A1047E7F8"><p>-Proof of Birth Date for the student (Birth certificate or passport);</p><p>-Proof of guardianship (parents’ or guardians’ as shown on birth certificate or other appropriate legal documentation such as landed immigrant paper or guardianship order);</p><p>-Proof of citizenship for both the parent and the student (Canadian birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, landed immigrant document, permanent resident card);</p><p>-Proof of Residency (a purchase or rental agreement, cable, hydro or gas bill etc.)</p></div>
What happens when I apply for my child to be in a Choice Program school after the online application system closes on February 20th, 2017What happens when I apply for my child to be in a Choice Program school after the online application system closes on February 20th, 2017<div class="ExternalClass14226C64376F46949CC022C52D89EAB5"><p>Your child will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist for the Choice Program school you want.</p></div>
How do I apply for my twins or siblings of the same birth year?How do I apply for my twins or siblings of the same birth year?<div class="ExternalClassFECD846938B542D88F5115FBB57E4747"><p>There is an option on the online application form to add a second child to an application.  The children are not guaranteed to both secure seats at the same Choice Program school.</p></div>
How does the lottery system work?How does the lottery system work?<div class="ExternalClass4BE9080A67854EB489D13D9D7BE532EB"><p>-​When the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats, a randomizing algorithm runs and assigns either a seat or a waitlist number. The results of the lottery are sent by e-mail to all applicants the week of February 27th to March 10th, 2017.</p><p>-If a parent receives their first choice, the lottery does not consider their lower choice schools (as they have already received what they asked for).  If a parent receives their second choice (but not their first choice), they remain on the waitlist for the first choice,  and the lottery does not consider the third. If they receive their third choice (but not first or second), they remain on the waitlist for both the first and the second choices.</p></div>
When will the results of the lottery be available?When will the results of the lottery be available?<div class="ExternalClassF373345E0B80461F91742527A7C8CBC9"><p>Results will be e-mailed out to applicants the week of February 27th to March 10th, 2017.</p></div>
How will a Choice Program seat be formally accepted?How will a Choice Program seat be formally accepted?<div class="ExternalClass53711870B49D49DCA2DC245E53546793"><p>Families will have two days to electronically accept or reject an offered seat.  After that time, unclaimed seats will be offered to waitlisted applicants.</p></div>
Do I need a computer to apply?Do I need a computer to apply?<div class="ExternalClass3C731582989540A885C794F9A10B6270"><p>Yes.  If you do not have a computer at home, you can access a computer at any of the following places:</p><ul><li>Public library<br></li><li>A friend or family’s house<br></li><li>Use your mobile phone<br></li></ul><p><span style="color:#444444;font-family:"trade gothic w01 roman", arial, tahoma, helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p><p><span style="color:#444444;font-family:"trade gothic w01 roman", arial, tahoma, helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></p></div>
Do I need an e-mail address to apply?Do I need an e-mail address to apply?<div class="ExternalClassACF7DFC0766348119112581E479838A6"><p>Yes.  </p><p>All correspondence, including the offering of seats and waitlist status are sent to an applicant’s e-mail address.  </p><p>This is the same e-mail addressed used when registering at your <a href="/K-12Schools/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">local catchment school</a>.  It is important to have access to your e-mail account during the week of February 27th to March 10th,  2017, as that is when lottery results will be sent out.</p><p>Seats are required to be accepted electronically.</p></div>
If my child is put on the waitlist for a school, when will we know if we might get in?If my child is put on the waitlist for a school, when will we know if we might get in?<div class="ExternalClass3D03EC4600764F2E9468E9289CC6DE98"><p>If a seat opens up and you are the highest on the waitlist, you will receive an e-mail with an option to accept or reject that seat.</p><p>You will have two days to respond to an offer.</p></div>
Where can I learn more about French Immersion and support for parents from outside organizations?Where can I learn more about French Immersion and support for parents from outside organizations?<div class="ExternalClassECBCEA37BDE941748FCEEC5AF4BD4CD3"><p>The Canadian Parents for French provides information for parents on French programs in general.  </p><p>You can find them here:</p><ul><li>Surrey Chapter – <a href="http://www.cpf-surrey.com/" target="_blank">www.cpf-surrey.com</a></li><li>Provincial Office for CPF for BC and Yukon Branch – <a href="http://www.cpf.bc.ca/" target="_blank">www.cpf.bc.ca</a></li></ul></div>

 Kindergarten Choice Lottery

The Kindergarten Choice Lottery for 2018 will open on January 29th and close on February 19th.

Session info
Time: 1/21/2018 12:43:21 PM
Host: AS79
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