New Student September Registration (Gr 1-12)
If you are registering your child as a new student in Langley School District, it is essential that you do so as early as possible before the commencement of classes. If your child is already registered at a school, but unable to attend during the first two days, it is essential that you inform the school. The district will do its best to assure spaces for catchment area students at neighbourhood schools during the first week, but cannot assure spaces after that as seats will already have been assigned and classes may be full.
Grade 1-12 Student Registration
Please proceed to your catchment school and provide the documentation outlined below.
Students new to Langley School District should register at their neighbourhood school. To determine which catchment you reside in, please enter your address into the School Locator tool on the Langley School District web site. If you need assistance, contact the School Board Office at 604-534-7891.
Documents Required at the Time of Registration
Please note: Proper documentation is essential. Your registration may be delayed if the required documentation is not provided.
- Proof of age (Birth Certificate)
- Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status must be provided for both student and parent (Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, Landed Immigrant documentation, Permanent Resident documentation/cards)
- Proof of Residence (Mortgage Papers, Property Tax Notice, BC Driver’s Licence, subject-free purchase agreement (less than 6 month move-in date), utility bill)
- Registration Form (also available at your child’s school)
How to Apply for a Cross Boundary Registration
On or after the third Monday in January:
Step 1: ALL parents must register the child at their CATCHMENT school and provide the following documentation: Child’s birth certificate, proof of parent citizenship and proof of address/residence.
Step 2: Request a cross boundary application form from the catchment school and have it signed by the catchment school principal.
Step 3: Take the signed cross boundary application form to the requested school and submit to the principal. Keep a copy for your records.
Decisions regarding cross boundary requests are generally not decided before June 15 and can either be accepted, denied, or deferred on or before September 15 of the upcoming school year.
For more information, please contact either your school principal or Clerical Services at the School Board Office at 604-534-7891.
Programs of Choice
- Early French Immersion Kindergarten
- Late French Immersion Grade Six
- Langley Fine Arts Kindergarten
- Langley Fundamental Elementary Kindergarten and Coghlan Fundamental Elementary
- Montessori Kindergarten
Application to other years of the above programs and to other alternate programs will be processed at the school site.
- The parent must provide a birth certificate when their child is accepted into the program.
- In the event that the program is in more than one site, the parent will indicate site preference if/when their child is accepted into a program.
2. Application Confirmation:
- It is the parents responsibility to keep information (phone number, address etc.) current. Failure will result in the student’s name being removed from the wait list.
- (It should be noted that position on the application list will not be identical to the selection list, since factors such as siblings and Langley residency must be considered).
The following rules will be used in selecting students from the application list for placement into the program:
- Space is available in the program.
- Parents must provide proof of residency in Langley before January 1 of the entry year.
- The child’s age must be confirmed by birth certificate.
- Siblings have priority over non-siblings. Alternately, the sibling may be in the program, e.g. a sibling in the late French Immersion, or in the Fundamental Middle School, can be used in establishing the priority for K registration in those programs at a different site. The sibling must be enrolled in the program as of February 1 of the year the applicant is being considered for entry.
First Days Back at School
The first day of the school year is the Tuesday immediately after Labour Day long weekend.
Start up schedules will vary at each school. Parents are recommended to contact their child’s school to confirm start and end times for the first week.
If your child is already enrolled at a school, but will not be in class for any reason on the first day, please contact the school and report the absence. If you are new to the district and have not registered at your neighbourhood school, register your child as soon as possible (elementary school offices are opened one week prior to the first day of school; secondary offices two weeks prior).
It is critically important to each school, and to the entire school district, that all Langley students attend their school and confirm their registration.
At the elementary level, only after attendance is confirmed can your child’s school verify its grade count (numbers of students per grade) with the district office. Only than will Langley’s elementary schools receive their finalized allocation of teachers. On the Friday of the first week elementary schools will complete their official class lists. Children will be assigned to their classes by Monday of the second week.
Please Note: In the unusual circumstance that your child may not attend on the first day, please contact your school. Failure to confirm your child’s registration and non-attendance on the first two days of school start-up may result in the loss of your child’s place at your school This reflects Langley School District’s obligation to meet the Ministry of Education’s class-size requirements K-3, 4-7, and the Ministry cross-boundary, cross-district attendance provisions.
Counselling, Therapeutic and Alternative Programs
If you or someone you know is in immediate or potential danger, at risk of hurting themselves or others, please contact 9-1-1 immediately.
The Langley School Board is committed to maintain Safe Schools. The Board, its employees, students, parents and all people within school communities, have an obligation to promote, monitor and maintain a safe environment. Any student who is hurting themselves or is feeling unsafe or mistreated, needs to be encouraged by our community to seek help.
In suspected cases of abuse…
It is every adult’s “legal” responsiblity to protect our children from abuse. If a child/youth tells you they have been abused or neglected – or if you have any reason to believe a child/youth is being harmed – call 310-1234 and report it. If the child/youth is in immediate danger call 9-1-1.
In cases of suicidal thoughts, drugs use or dangerous behaviours…
“Being suicidal” is not just talking about hurting oneself; it can be behaviours (e.g. drug use, driving high speeds, fighting, threatening behaviours, etc…) or statements (e.g. I don’t care!”) that reflect a lack of concern for oneself or others. Knowingly putting themselves in high risk situations should be treated as a statement toward self-harm. If someone you know is in immediate risk of hurting themselves, call 9-1-1 and inform the operator of your concern. If you have concerns that a child/youth is contemplating suicide, ask them… then help them contact either:
- Your local school counselor
- SPEAC (Suicide Intervention) 604-584-5811
- South Fraser Crisis Line (24hrs) 604-951-8855
- Distress Line of B.C. 1-800-Suicide
- Your Family Doctor
In cases of suspected harassment…
Encourage the child/youth to contact a school employee that he/she trusts at their school (e.g. Principal, Teacher, Counsellor, Child Care Worker, etc…) and complete a Harassment Complaint Form. District Policy 7200 ensures that any person in a Langley School who is subjected to harassment, shall have the right to file a complaint in accordance with the procedures as set out in the regulations to this policy. The right to confidentiality, both of the complainant and of the respondent, will be respected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
If a child is unwilling to complete the Harassment Complaint Form, it is suggested they verbally or electronically try to problem solve the situation by contacting the School’s Counsellor or: Parent/Guardian, School Administrator, Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) or the R.C.M.P. School Resource Officer.