Vernon Public Schools also invites parents of students currently attending independent or private schools to examine the choices offered in School District No. 22. We have 5 comprehensive secondary schools and 14 elementary schools that can meet your child's needs. All schools offer strong academic, Fine Arts and Applied skills programs that will allow your child to develop to his/her potential. We are a provincial leader in online learning for both youth and adults in our community, offering computer assisted instruction in both educational and home settings. District students exceed the provincial average in virtually all provincially examinable subjects with many earning financial scholarships. SD No. 22 students are extremely well prepared for the post secondary education experience.
Names of Principals and school phone numbers are available by calling the Board Office at 250-542-3331 or by accessing our information on our
FULL TIME KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
The Board of Education and School District No. 22 (Vernon) would like to welcome those children entering the school system this year. The Kindergarten program operates for the full day on every school day. Priority in attending a specific school will be given to students living in the applicable catchment areas.
Birthdates: To enter Kindergarten in September of 2018, children must be five (5) years of age on or before December 31, 2018. Please bring your child's Birth Certificate.
REGISTRATION TIMES AND DATES
Registration Times/Dates for the 2018/2019 School Year, as per Admin Procedure 9.11.0, are January 15-February 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.
Registration for kindergarten children starting school in September 2018 will be held at all District Elementary Schools between 9:00 a.m. and noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration must be completed in person; faxed registrations will not be accepted.
Parents wishing to register their child in the French Immersion Program for the 2018/2019 school year are asked to complete kindergarten registration at Beairsto Elementary School.
Parents wishing to register their kindergarten child in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program are asked to complete registration at Mission Hill Elementary School.
Parents wishing to register their child in the Montessori Program (Grade 1-6) for the 2018/2019 school year are asked to complete registration at Silver Star Elementary.
Parents wishing to register their kindergarten child in the vLearn Home Based Learning Program are asked to call the vLearn Office at 250-542-0249 to make arrangements.
All new registrants will need a Birth Certificate and Care Card/BC Services Card, and Immunization Record (if available). For an immunization appt. call Interior Health at 250-549-5721. Proof of residency is required at time of registration. Please provide a copy of one parent/guardian’s BC driver’s license, utility bill or tax notice that clearly identifies the current address.
When the student completes the program of choice, they must return to their catchment school.
FRENCH IMMERSION REGISTRATION & LATE FRENCH IMMERSION REGISTRATION
2018/2019 School Year
Alexis Park Elementary, and Harwood Elementary are pleased to co-host the French Immersion Kindergarten Program for September 2018.
Kindergarten: To enter kindergarten, children must be five (5) years of age or older on or before December 31, 2018.
The Kindergarten Program is limited and is an all day program operating at both Alexis Park and Harwood Elementary schools. All French Immersion Kindergarten registrations will take place at Beairsto Elementary. Kindergarten students will be placed at Harwood or Alexis Park depending on their catchment area, the need to balance classes by gender, learning issues, date/time of registration, special family circumstances and transportation schedules.
Grade One: To enter grade one French Immersion, children must be six (6) years of age or older on or before December 31, 2018. Please register at Beairsto Elementary.
*Students currently attending French Immersion kindergarten do not need to re-register at Beairsto for grade one.
LATE FRENCH IMMERSION
Late French Immersion entry begins in Grade 6 and is a two year program. Please register at Harwood Elementary. A parent information meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Harwood Elementary, Room 13.
Please note: Children may enter the Early Immersion Program at either kindergarten or grade one, or the Late French Immersion Program at Grade 6. Parents and students do not need to be able to speak French.
To register or to find out more information, drop in at the school offices Monday to Friday, (Jan 15 - Feb15) from 9:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration must be completed in person. Faxed registrations will not be accepted.
All new registrants will need a Birth Certificate and Care Card/BC Services Card, and Immunization Record (if available). For an immunization appt. call Interior Health at 250-549-5721. Proof of residency is required at time of registration. Please provide a copy of one parent/guardian’s BC driver’s license, utility bill or tax notice that clearly identifies the current address .
School District No. 22 (Vernon) is currently making plans for the upcoming school year. We wish to remind parents of the following; in accordance with School District Policy 9.11.0: students who wish to transfer to another school beginning September 2018, must make application to transfer between January 15 and February 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day to be given consideration.
Transfer requests are based on the following prioritized criteria:
- A catchment area child
- A non-catchment area child
- A non-school district child
Please note: VSS and Coldstream Elementary are closed for out of catchment transfers.
Students wishing to transfer from their catchment area school cannot be guaranteed bus transportation. Transfer requests are valid for one school year only.
Parents wishing to apply for Montessori or Late French Immersion need to complete their applications at:
|Montessori||Silver Star Elementary|
|Late French Immersion||Harwood Elementary|
Please note: Vernon Community School transfer forms must be completed at the students' catchment school. Please contact the principal at Fulton Secondary for more information.
The application process begins January 15 at 9:00 a.m. Your application will be time and date stamped at the above schools.
Students on a current transfer waitlist this school year must re-apply January 15, 2018 for the 2018/2019 school year. If they wish to remain waitlisted for second semester of the current school year, they do not need to re-apply but that application will not remain valid for the 2019-2020 school year.
Transfer requests are approved if the receiving school has available space in the appropriate classes, grades or programs. In some schools, space availability may not be determined until the first week of school in September after all catchment area students have been registered and scheduled. All transfer requests for 2018/2019 will be waitlisted. Those who apply by February 15 will be advised of their status no later than April 15. Those applying after February 15 may be waitlisted until the start of the next school year.
You are welcome to contact the principal of any school to arrange for a tour of the facility and a more in-depth discussion of that school's attributes. Applications submitted by new students to out-of-catchment schools will be considered in the same manner as transfer requests.
Acceptance cannot be guaranteed. All forms are available from any school office or on the this website.
Names of Principals and school phone numbers are available by calling the Board Office at 250-542-3331 or by accessing our website.
Student Registration Form
Student Transfer Application.