Online Registration

NEW! Online registration – Registration Week is the third week of January, although you can register your child anytime following that. Online registration allows parents to register their child for kindergarten or grades 1-8 using any device connected to the internet, any day of the week, and any time of day.

First, create an account using your email address and a password. You will be sent an account creation confirmation email. Use the link in the email to activate your account. After your account is activated, you can then login to the registration system. Second, complete the fillable fields, providing all of the information requested. Once complete, the form is sent to the school for review. The school secretary receives the registration form and checks for completeness and accuracy. You may also complete the online portion at your nearest school if preferred. Following the registration, there is a brief Early Years Experiences survey that is voluntary. We encourage you to complete this survey, providing data to help strengthen Early Years programming in your region! Thank you.

As a final step, once the online form is complete, parents/guardians will need to visit the school to provide the following information:

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact the secretary at St. Mary (705-324-3113).

Your Child’s First Week;

Your child’s first week of school is an important step in his/her life. He/she may feel excited or a little scared.

During their first week of Year 1 or Year 2, children get to know their new surroundings, their teacher and the other children. Likewise, teachers get to know the children in their care. First week activities will help with this familiarization process so that children quickly become happy and comfortable in their new environment and ready to learn.

To prepare for this first week, start a school routine early. About a week or so before the start of school, begin putting your child to bed at a normal time for a school night. Be sure your child then gets up, dressed, and fed like a regular school morning. Figure out priorities for after-school activities, homework, chores, TV time, and video games before the first day of school. This will allow you to agree on a schedule and set a routine for subsequent weeks.

Below are some tips that will help guide your child through his/her first week of school.

The first week of school is a time of adjustment for most kindergarteners, and your child may not be used to sitting still for extended periods. Help him/her become familiar with the new classroom routine by reading books about the start of school and classroom activities, such as Franklin Goes to School, Own, or Billy and the Big New School.

Here are some important materials From Our Community Health Partners;

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit;

Elementary Schools no longer keep a copy of your child's immunization records. You as the parent/guardian will upload their immunization information by going online to the link below;

Peterborough Public Health Unit;

Serving PVNC schools within Peterborough and Peterborough County.

Working Together: Nutrition at School for Healthy Kids – This resource was designed to support parents new to the school system, but is also accessible to all parents of elementary students.

The video was funded by Healthy Kids Community Challenge, and produced by Key West Video.

Durham Region Health Unit

This is Public Health Video:

Durham Healthy Families Social Media – Where Durham parents go to find support, information, and resources to raise a healthy family