Register New Students at SMCDSB

register new studentsWe are excited to welcome new families to the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board!

 

Registration is currently open for the 2019-20 school year. Families wishing to register for the 2020-21 school year will be able to do so beginning January 2020. Please note that the online registration application will not accept early registrations.

All new students to the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board must submit a registration package to the school they wish to attend.

We invite parents/guardians of new students to SMCDSB to complete your child's registration online using our Online Student Registration Application. This online application cannot be used for former students or for students already registered at an SMCDSB school. Please note that you will still need to bring required documentation to the school to complete registration once schools are re-opened and physical distancing rules have been relaxed.

For those unable to apply online, please complete our Universal Student Registration Form (fillable PDF format). Please note you need to download the form first and open with Adobe. During school closures, all registrants completing the Universal Student Registration (fillable PDF) should save their completed application and email it to info@smcdsb.on.ca and it will be forwarded to the appropriate school for review. 

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.


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 Online Student Registration Application. Please note that you will still need to bring required documentation to the school to complete registration once schools are re-opened and physical distancing rules have been relaxed.

For those unable to apply online, you will need to complete our Universal Student Registration Form (PDF above). During school closures, all registrants completing the Universal Student Registration (fillable PDF) should save their completed application and email it to info@smcdsb.on.ca and it will be forwarded to the appropriate school for review. 

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:

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.