PLAY, LEARN, AND GROW TOGETHER
IMPORTANT NOTICE – SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
During school closures due to COVID-19, the Near North District School Board will be accepting school registrations through an online application process.
The online registration package is available for families registering their children for school with the Near North District School Board. Children turning four (4) years of age on or before December 31st of the current year and students who are new to the Near North District School Board can access the online Registration Form. Schools will contact families to confirm receipt of the registration form.
Find your zoned school using the Eligibility Query School Locator before completing the registration packages.
Please note: The information entered on the online registration form cannot be saved; therefore, the online registration MUST be completed in one sitting. Please expect to spend 20-30 minutes completing the online registration form. Fields that do not apply to you or for which you do not have the information can be left blank.
Once schools reopen, please bring the following original documents to the school office for copying.
- Proof of Birth (Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport, birth registration, citizenship card or statement of live birth)
- Proof of Address (Proof of rental/lease agreement, utility bills, proof of purchase)
- Immunization Record
- For students in SK to Grade 12 - School documents; recent Report Card, Individual Education Plan (I.E.P) - any relevant document or information to share with the school.
Parents registering online will need to complete additional forms to finalize the registration process when schools reopen.
Parents of school-aged children must provide their child's vaccination information to the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. Students without the required vaccines will receive a notice asking for updated immunization information. For more information, please visit MyHealthUnit.ca.
If you have any questions regarding the registration process or require assistance please call your designated school.
Please visit our Registration Page for more information.
Welcome to the NNDSB Kindergarten Program
Please visit our Registration page for more information.
GETTING OFF TO THE RIGHT START
Kindergarten is an investment in our future. The Near North District School Board is pleased to offer a two year Kindergarten program.
Establishing a strong foundation in the early years will give Ontario's four- and five-year-olds a stronger start with their learning. It will help improve their reading, writing and math skills, provide a smoother transition to Grade 1 and help increase their success in school and beyond.
We are very excited to welcome your child to our schools in September. Our team of educators provide an excellent kindergarten program that will motivate your child to be his or her best!
In the Spring, Near North families will receive an invitation for a “Welcome to Kindergarten” session where you and your child will participate in playful experiences together with educators and early learning community partners as you become familiar your school community and the Kindergarten Program. These hands-on experiences are supported with a package full of books, crayons, magnetic letters and numbers and other learning materials for you and your child to enjoy together beyond the orientation session.
In Near North District School Board's Early Learning Kindergarten an average of 26 JK/SK students attend all day, everyday with one teacher. and one Early Childhood Educator (ECE). Classrooms with under 16 children will only be staffed with one teacher.
AGE REQUIREMENT FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 REGISTRATION
Junior Kindergarten - children must be 4 years of age on or before December 31, 2020.
Senior Kindergarten - children must be 5 years of age on or before December 31, 2020.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE
Before and after-school fee based programs may be offered if there are enough interested families. The Near North District School Board is partnering with child care providers in the region to serve our school communities. All fees associated and collected for before and after school child care will be handled by our child care partners; the NNDSB will not collect any fees.
If you are interested in before or after school care for your child, please speak to the school principal for child care contact information.
* Families who need help with costs may be eligible for a subsidy - See school for details.
North Bay YMCA (705) 497-9622
West Nipissing Child Care Corporation (705) 753-4144
Municipality of Whitestone (705) 389-2466
YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka/Parry Sound (705) 746-0511 Ext. 2
West Ferris Day Nursery (705) 497-3004