Kindergarten Eligibility Requirements to Change for 2020/21

Effective Fall 2020, students must turn five years old by Dec. 31 of the school year they wish to begin Kindergarten.

Alberta's New Standardized Age of Entry

To comply with Alberta's new Education Act and subsequent Early Childhood Services Regulations, Kindergarten eligibility requirements will be changing, effective Fall 2020. The new standardized age of entry requires students to turn five by Dec. 31 of the school year they wish to begin Kindergarten. This change allows students born between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015, to register for  Kindergarten for the 2020/21 school year.

Advanced Registration

Kindergarten registration in Rocky View Schools (RVS) for the 2020/21 school year will begin, Jan. 13, 2020. Families of prospective Kindergarten students are encouraged to visit RVS’ website in mid-December to learn of advanced registration activities taking place in schools. Kindergarten is offered as a half-day program in most schools, with children being placed in morning or afternoon programs based on circumstances outlined by parents during the registration process.

Although registration will continue through to September 2020, early registration ensures families have a successful transition and provides RVS the necessary information to plan accordingly. Families are asked to register through SchoolEngage, RVS’ online registration system. A link to SchoolEngage, along with information about school designations and grade configurations can be found on RVS' website under Schools. Families also can register in person at the school or at RVS’ Education Centre, 2651 Chinook Winds Drive, SW, Airdrie.

 

Kindergarten Eligibility Requirements to Change for 2020/21

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