Monday, December 7, 2020
School registration moves online for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year
VICTORIA BC – The Greater Victoria School District is taking its registration process digital. The annual registration and transfer request process is set to begin in early 2021.
“Due to the COVID-19 disruption, we have had to quickly adapt the way we conduct business and our daily operations across our schools and offices,” said Shelley Green. “In a time where social interactions are limited to households, we have been working swiftly to transition our paper-based registration form to an electronic form. This will ensure our families have a safe and easily accessible way to enroll their children for the upcoming school year without having to leave the comfort of their home.”
There are some key components for parents and guardians to gather to ensure the transition to online registration is as seamless as possible. Prior to registering a student online, it is important that families have confirmed their catchment school and have the required documentation ready to upload.
Determining Catchment School
Every home address in the Greater Victoria School District is connected to a catchment school. To determine your catchment school, please visit our school locator tool: www.sd61.bc.ca/schools/school-locator/
To register a student in any school, a parent or legal guardian must provide school-age eligibility, proof of citizenship and proof of residential address. To transfer schools, you must provide proof of residential address. Required documentation varies if you are a renter or home owner.
For the specific documentation requirements, please review our Registration Guide: www.sd61.bc.ca/registration/registration-guide/
*Personal information other than address and full name can be redacted/blacked out with a marker for privacy purposes.
|January 11 – 15, 2021||Early French Immersion (Kindergarten and Grade One) Registration Week|
|January 25 – 29, 2021||Kindergarten Registration and Kindergarten Transfer Week
Late French Immersion (Grade Six) Registration Week
|February 8 – 11, 2021||Kindergarten to Grade 12 Transfer Process
Registration open for all new Grade One – Grade 12 students for 2021-2022 school year
|February 11, 2021 by 3 p.m.||Deadline to submit transfer requests|
|March 12, 2021||Deadline to inform parents of all transfer decisions|
All student placements will be based on District student enrolment priorities. If there are more students than a school can accommodate, student enrolment priorities will determine the order in which students are placed. Registration will not be prioritized on a first come, first serve basis.
To learn more about student enrolment priorities: www.sd61.bc.ca/parent-student-resources/registration/student-enrolment-priorities/
For schools where there are fewer spaces than the number of applicants, a lottery will take place in accordance with the Student Enrolment Priorities. Students will be placed based on the order they are drawn from the lottery. Waitlists will also be established according to the draw order of the lottery.
Notification of Placement
All families will be notified about student placement via the email they provide upon registration. If an email address is not provided, families will be notified by the phone number provided.
Students who are not accepted, or do not accept, a French Immersion placement for Kindergarten must register for their English catchment school during Kindergarten Registration Week, January 25 – January 29, 2021.
Early French Immersion and Kindergarten registrants will be notified of student placement prior to the K-12 Transfer Process beginning on February 8, 2021.
An online registration app will be available on the District’s website during the communicated registration periods. To register a student online, please visit : www.sd61.bc.ca/registration/online-registration/
If you cannot register a student online, please contact your catchment school for assistance.
For more information, please contact:
Communications & Community Engagement
Greater Victoria School District
www.sd61.bc.ca | @sd61schools