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Kindergarten Registration is almost here – what families need to know

For Immediate Release
January 2, 2019

GUELPH, Ontario – Kindergarten Registration for the Upper Grand District School Board is just around the corner. Registration for new UGDSB JK and SK students for September 2019 will take place at your child’s home school January 8-18, 2019.

The process for Kindergarten registration changed. Parents and guardians are required to pre-register their child online prior to registering them at the school. Pre-registering online can be done at, between Jan. 8-18.

Pre-registering online will save families time by allowing them to fill out important forms and documentation when it’s convenient for them. Online pre-registration can also be done at the child’s home school.

Once they’ve pre-registered online, parents/guardians must go into their child’s home school before the Jan. 18th deadline, in order to drop off documentation and complete their registration.

All UGDSB schools that offer French Immersion at the Junior Kindergarten level have an enrolment cap. All parents/guardians wishing to register their child in JK French Immersion must have completed their registration by Jan. 18, 2019 at 4 p.m., in order to be considered ‘on time.’ For more information on the JK FI application and selection process, visit

English Track families can pre-register their child online anytime before the in-school registration period. If you are unable to register your child in person during the January 8-18 registration period, English Track families can register at the school anytime before September 2019 during school office hours.

For more information about kindergarten registration, please visit the board website. A helpful video has also been created to help parents/guardians navigate registering their child.

About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves approximately 34,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 3,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

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Media contact:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725
[email protected]

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764
[email protected]

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