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How to Enroll Your Child in School From Homes in Penticton.

Registering your child in school is a simple task when you live in homes in Penticton. For those who are new to the city or the province, this article will provide some guidance on how to enroll your child in the school district. In this post, we will be going through everything you need to know about Penticton’s public school system. From registration to transfers, we have you covered. Follow along below to learn more about how to enroll your child in public school. 

About the School District for Homes in Penticton.

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In British Columbia, each region is split up into different school districts to properly govern the public schools in that area. In the Okanagan, there are seven different districts that service various cities within the Okanagan. Owners of homes in Penticton are governed by School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha). This school district operates all public schools within Penticton, Summerland, Kaleden, and Naramata. Furthermore, SD67 is home to 18 different schools (11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 secondary schools, and 1 alternative learning site). There are over 5,500 students and 875 staff members within SD67. The motto of SD67 is “Connecting students to their community and their future”. 

The board of education for SD67 is comprised of 7 different trustees. Each trustee represents a different region within the district. Together as a board, they are entrusted with the responsibility to provide quality educational services to the people living in the Okanagan Skaha area. For an up-to-date look at the current board members, click here.

How to Register Your Child for Public School in Penticton?

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Kindergarten Registration:

For parents looking to enroll their children in Kindergarten, the process is fairly simple. In order to get your child registered in your neighbourhood school, you will want to register early. The earlier you enroll your child for their first year at school, the better. Placement is determined by your address and registration date. When enrolling your child, you will need to provide a few important documents:

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Child’s BC Care Card
  • Parental BC Care Card
  • Proof of Address (diver’s license, utility bill, etc)

Gather the above documentation before heading to your child’s desired school to enroll. You can register your child during normal school hours (8 am-4 pm). There is also a guide for parents sending their child to Kindergarten for the first time available to read here. If you do not believe your child is ready for Kindergarten, you can defer their enrollment for one year. However, you will need to contact the school board about this. 

New to SD67:

For students who are from the Okanagan or other regions in British Columbia, you will need to register for a school within your catchment area. If you are unsure of which schools are in your catchment area, use the SD67 school locator tool here. Student report cards from previous schools should be presented at the time of registration.

New to British Columbia or Canada:

Students who are new to British Columbia or Canada that want to enroll in a school need to first visit the Education Secretary at our School Board Office at 425 Jermyn Avenue in Penticton. Those registering from out of province can find a list of required documents and info here.

Transfers Within SD67 for Those Residing in Homes in Penticton

If you or your child would like to transfer schools within the district, these requests need to be made by a certain time each year. For the most up-to-date information on when transfer requests need to be made, click here. If transfer requests are made late, they may not be considered until the following school year.

Contact Us About Schools Near Homes in Penticton!

If you are interested in finding schools near homes in Penticton, contact us today. Alternatively, we have listed all of our written content about every school available to the Penticton catchment area! 

For more information on the school district and how to enroll your child in public school visit the SD67 website. We are happy to help you with any questions you may have about homes in Penticton. Be sure to reach out with any concerns or inquiries about a property. We look forward to working with you soon!

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