Register Current/Returning Students at SMCDSB

returning studentsStudents who are currently registered or have previously been registered at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board may register using our Universal Student Registration Form (fillable PDF format). Please note you need to download the form first and open with Adobe. You will need to print the completed form and return it to the school.

We will also require additional information and documentation to complete the registration process. You can find a list of required documents below. We have also provided answers to other frequently asked questions.

 We encourage you to contact your local Catholic school directly should you have any further questions.

What school will my child attend?

Your child will attend school based on established school boundaries.

Families in Simcoe County can use an Interactive Map to find the school associated with a specific address.

Alternatively, families can contact the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board at 705-722-3555 and someone would be happy to assist you. 

Does my child need to be Catholic to register?

In elementary school (Kindergarten - Grade 8), either the child or parent's Roman Catholic baptismal certificate is required for registration. There are certain exceptions outlined in our EP-01 Admission to Elementary Schools policy.

In high school, students do not have to be Catholic and proof of baptism is not required. Non-Catholic students must respect the right and practices of the Catholic school system.

How do I register my child?

We invite parents/guardians to complete your child's registration online using our Universal Student Registration Form (PDF above). The completed form must be printed and returned to the school.

In addition to this form, we will require additional information and documentation to complete registration. Please see the tab below for a list of required documents.

What documents do I need to register my child?

Please bring the following documents to the school for registration:
  • Universal Student Registration Form (PDF above), if no online registration has been completed
  • Student or parent's Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate (elementary only)
  • Student's birth certificate
  • Proof of Address (ie. utility bill, property tax bill, home phone/cable/Internet bill, agreement of purchase & sale). Driver's license, lease agreements and cell phone bills are not acceptable for audit purposes
  • Completed up-to-date immunizations - either
  • Latest municipal tax assessment (MPAC)/tax bill (elementary only and if applicable)
  • Completed Application for Direction of School Support Form and/or School Support Lease (Catholic parent/guardians)
  • Recent Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) (if applicable, for special education)
  • Superintendent's approval letter for non-Catholic admission to elementary school (if applicable)
  • Boundary exemption letter (if applicable)
  • Court order/separation agreement/guardianship agreement (if applicable)
  • Kindergarten survey (JK/SK only - voluntary)

What if my child was born outside of Canada?

Students who were born outside of Canada will require additional documentation to register:
  • Confirmation of country of birth
  • Confirmation of first date of entry into Canada (student's passport)
  • Confirmation of current status in Canada. Example:
    • Canadian citizen
    • Permanent resident
    • Refugee
    • Visitor
    • Student visa
    • Exchange student
    • Study permit
    • Work permit
    • Other

Is there support for newcomer families?

Yes. Staff at the school will meet with newcomer families to help them complete the registration process.

Interpreter services are available for families who are experiencing language barriers. 

Is child care available at the school?

Several of our schools offer child care programs on-site.

Visit our child care page for a listing of available on-site programs.

Is my child eligible for transportation to/from school?

Transportation for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board is coordinated by the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC).

School vehicle transportation is available for elementary students who live at least 1.6 km away from school and 3.2 km away for secondary students.

Please visit the SCSTC website to determine your child's eligibility or call 705-733-8965 for any questions related to transportation.