Important Information Regarding Kindergarten and Cross Boundary Registration
Currently General Wolfe Elementary is experiencing an increase in the number of students living within our catchment area who want to attend General Wolfe Elementary. The Vancouver School Board is aware of the enrollment pressures within our community and have designated General Wolfe Elementary as a ‘full’ school for 2015-16 registration. As a school designated as ‘full’ please note the following:
Kindergarten Registrations Received Between November 1st and January 31st:
1. In-catchment Kindergarten registrants who have a sibling who is currently attending and who will continue to attend General Wolfe Elementary next year will be enrolled first.
2. The names of all other in-catchment registrants will be entered in a random draw for the remaining Kindergarten spaces.
3. Students who cannot be accommodated will be placed on a waitlist in the order in which their name is drawn.
It is extremely important that you register your child for Kindergarten between November 1st and January 31st.
Kindergarten Registrations Received AFTER January 31st:
All in-catchment Kindergarten registrations received after January 31st will be added to the existing waitlist by date and time of application.
Please Note: There will be no priority given to registrants with siblings already attending General Wolfe Elementary after January 31st.
What happens if the school cannot accommodate all in-catchment Kindergarten applicants?
In the event that we are unable to accommodate all in-catchment Kindergarten registrations for the 2015-16 school year, the district will identify an alternate school placement for these students. Students who are placed at an alternate school location will be offered a space, when one becomes available, back at General Wolfe Elementary based on their numbered order on the waitlist.
Cross Boundary Applications:
General Wolfe Elementary may not be able to approve any new cross boundary applications, including those from students with siblings already attending General Wolfe Elementary. Cross boundary applicants will be waitlisted until mid-June, at the earliest, in order to ensure all in-catchment registrants can be accommodated. If we are able to enroll any cross boundary students we will consider those who have siblings already attending, who will be attending concurrently, first.
The cross boundary application process opens on February 2nd and closes on February 27th. No early or late applications will be accepted. Please note also that unlike in previous years, cross boundary applications within equivalent groupings will be accepted by draw not by date and time of application.We will continue to keep parents informed as to our Kindergarten numbers as the registration process continues. Should you have any concerns or questions please contact the office at General Wolfe at 604-713