Black Gold Regional Schools

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Kindergarten

Online registration for all 2018 – 2019 Black Gold Regional Schools’ Kindergarten programs will open January 24, 2018.

Black Gold Regional Division No. 18 (BGRD) offers Kindergarten programs in all the communities in which we operate (Beaumont, Calmar, Devon, Leduc, New Humble, New Sarepta, Thorsby, and Warburg).  Please see individual school websites for more information regarding programming options: days; length (full-day, every other day and half-day); and times available at your community school. To find your local program/school please visit Find a School.

2018 – 2019 Kindergarten Programs

BEAUMONT

  • École Beau Meadow School
    • Please inquire with the school
  • École Bellevue School
    • French Immersion Class Preferences:
      • Morning Class (5 Days/Week); Afternoon Class (5 Days/Week); Full Day (1-3 Days/Week)
    • English Class Preferences:
      • Morning Class (5 Days/Week); Afternoon Class (5 Days/Week); Full Day (1-3 Days/Week)
  • École Champs Vallée School
    • English AM; English PM; French AM; French PM; English Full Day; French Full Day Class Preferences
  • École Coloniale Estates School
    • French Immersion Class Preferences:
      • Morning or Afternoon Class Preferences
    • English Class Preferences:
      • Morning or Afternoon Class Preferences
  • École Dansereau Meadows School
    • French Immersion Class Preferences:
      • Morning Class (5 Days/Week); Afternoon Class (5 Days/Week)
    • English Class Preferences:
      • Morning Class (5 Days/Week); Afternoon Class (5 Days/Week)

CALMAR AND AREA

  • Calmar Elementary School
    • Monday/Wednesday every other Friday; Tuesday/Thursday every other Friday Class Preferences
  • New Humble Centre School
    • Please inquire with the school

DEVON

  • Robina Baker Elementary School
    • 1/2 Day AM; 1/2 Day PM; Full Days – Monday/Wednesday and some Fridays; Full Days – Tuesday/Thursday and some Fridays Class Preferences

LEDUC

  • Caledonia Park School 
    • Morning or Afternoon Class Preferences
  • Covenant Christian School
    • Full Day – Monday/Wednesday some Fridays; Full Day – Tuesday/Thursday some Fridays Class Preferences
  • East Elementary School (West Haven Public School Pre-Kindergarten Students directed here)
    • Monday/Wednesday and every other Friday – All Day; Tuesday/Thursday and every other Friday – All Day Class Preferences
  • École Corinthia Park School
    • French Immersion Class Preferences:
      • Kindergarten – AM classes 5 days a week (FULL); Kindergarten – PM classes 5 days a week
    • English Class Preferences:
      • Kindergarten – AM Classes 5 days a week
  • École Leduc Estates School
    • AM English; AM French (FULL); PM French Class Preferences (if these programs fill a PM class will be offered)
  • Linsford Park School 
    • Monday/Wednesday class; Tuesday/Thursday Class and Regular Program; Non-Denominational Christian Program Class Preferences
  • West Haven Public School
    • Morning or Afternoon Class Preferences
  • Willow Park School 
    • Monday/Wednesday and scheduled Fridays; Tuesday/Thursday and scheduled Fridays Class Preferences

NEW SAREPTA

  • New Sarepta Elementary School
    • Full Days Monday/Wednesday-Alternate Friday; Full Days Tuesdays/Thursdays-Alternate Friday Class Preferences

THORSBY

  • Thorsby Elementary School 
    • Monday/Wednesday and scheduled Fridays; Tuesday/Thursday and scheduled Fridays Class Preferences

WARBURG

  • Warburg School 
    • Please inquire with the school

Programs and class preferences are subject to change based on enrolment, space and program viability.

For a Comprehensive Guide for Parents/Guardians on our Early Childhood Services Programs, please see the e-booklet below.


About Our Program

Our Kindergarten programs build on what your child has already learned at home and in your community. Our programs allow children to explore and experiment with their surroundings and to learn how to interact with other children. Our Kindergarten programs offer many benefits including:

  • Further developed skills in language arts, math, social studies, science, and the arts.
  • Improved personal and social skills.
  • Enhanced physical skills.

When Is My Child Eligible To Attend Kindergarten?

Children may begin Kindergarten in a school within the Division in September if they are five (5) years of age by the end of the following February. An exception is allowed in cases where special learning needs have been identified and an earlier entrance into Kindergarten is desirable.

*Subject to change for the 2018 – 2019 school year based on amendments to the School Act.


Children with Special Needs

For more information about programming for children with special needs, please contact Niki Gill, ECS coordinator, 780-955-4534, niki.gill@blackgold.ca.


Program Preferences

There may be limited spots available in your preferred Kindergarten program (morning, afternoon, or full day), and we encourage families to register early to avoid disappointment. Please note, we may not be able to accommodate your preference, depending on student enrolment and program viability.


How to Register (Registration for 2018 – 2019 Opens January 24, 2018)

  • You may register your child for the 2018 – 2019 school year on or after January 24, 2018
  • Registration is also currently open for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Register online via PowerSchool Registration. A paper copy of the registration form will not be available.  Any registration entered prior to the online opening date for the 2018 – 2019 school year, into the 2017-2018 form will not be processed
  • Parents will create an account with PowerSchool Registration (this is not a PowerSchool Parent Portal account) and then enter all their students’ registration information.
  • The form will allow the parent to choose the program they want to register in and indicate they would like busing (this will not guarantee busing)*.
  • Birth certificates and citizenship documentation etc. can be uploaded via the online registration process or handed in at the school.
  • All documentation is to be received by deposit deadline (TBD) to ensure your registration is complete.


Is Transportation Provided?

Kindergarten students follow regular BGRD Transportation policy and procedures.  It should be noted if the ECS Program is a half-day program, there is no busing available for noon hour, at the end of the morning program, or at the beginning of the afternoon program.