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All SD62 elementary schools offer full day Kindergarten for our youngest learners.  Kindergarten students will begin school in the September of the year that they turn five.

As a growing school district, some of our schools are nearing capacity. Visit our Student Enrolment Priorities page to learn more.

NEW – Please note registration for French Immersion Kindergarten and Nature Kindergarten will take place two weeks before General Kindergarten registration. This change will allow families who are not placed in those programs to participate in General Kindergarten registration with ease.

Documentation requirements

We have made updates to our registration procedures and to the type and amount of documents required. Please take a look at our Registration Guide to make sure you have the required documents ready to upload during registration. After online registration is complete, parents have 7 days to present original documents to their neighbourhood school.

How to register:

1. Read the Registration Guide to make sure you have the required documents ready to upload during registration. After online registration is complete, parents have 7 days to present original documents to their neighbourhood school. We will accept original documents only – no exceptions. Students will not be officially registered until all documentation has been received.

2. Online at registration.sd62.bc.ca.

General Kindergarten Registration for the 2020 – 2021 school year:
JANUARY 27 – JANUARY 31, 2020
Beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Register Now

French Immersion and Nature Kindergarten Registration for the 2020 – 2021 school year:
JANUARY 13 – JANUARY 17, 2020
Beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Register Now

 

 
 

All schools in the Sooke School District now have a school app that can be downloaded to your phones.  Any information sent out to the parent population and noted on our website are pushed through to our school app.  To keep yourself up to date when you don’t have access to your email or the school website please download from your app store.

 
 

This is a friendly reminder that all visitors to Wishart School must sign in at the office when they arrive in the building. This includes parents, guest and even volunteers. There is a sign-in sheet in the office and the process is quick and simple. Please remember to sign out when you leave. If your student is being picked up early a parent must come in to the building to sign them out.

The office staff might know you are in the building but not everyone will! This regulation is part of our Emergency Preparedness policy and is in the interest of the safety of our students, staff and general school community. If you have any questions about this long standing regulation, please kindly direct them to the Principal at your child’s school. They will be more than happy to talk with you about it

 
 

Welcome to Wishart Elementary’s Fun Food and Popcorn untitledDays! Please click on the “How To” instructions to set up an account for your family in order to access the online “Hotlunch” ordering application – 2019 Instructions for setup

January – cut off Friday, January 10th at Midnight
January 24th – Kernels Popcorn Day
January 31st – Fresli and Panago Day

February- cut off Friday, January 31st at Midnight
February 7th – Dad’s Soup and Sangy’s Day
February 21st – Kernel’s Popcorn Day
February 28th – Hot Dog Day

There will be no exceptions made so please don’t delay in ordering.  If you have any questions at all, please email us at: wishartfunfood@gmail.com.  Thank you very much. We look forward to another fun year with everyone.

 
 

If the weather is such that we need to bring students in to the building prior to the bell we would ask the following:

– prior to 8:35 am students will be sitting in the gym.
– after 8:35 students in Grades 1-5 will go to their classrooms.
– after 8:35 students in Kindergarten will continue to wait in the gym with their caregiver until the classroom teacher arrives.

 
 

Sooke School District has set up a electronic consent portal for parents.  If you have not already done so, please use this link https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/ to sign your student(s) up for the following consents:

  • Fresh Grade
  • General School Fieldtrips (allows for neighbourhood walks with buddies etc.)
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Internet Access
  • Media
  • School Cash Online
  • Aboriginal Education Form
 
 

Parents volunteering for field trips or classroom work require a volunteerCriminal Record Check when working with our students. This needs to be completed and on file at the school office prior to volunteering. Criminal record checks for the Sooke School District are to be completed through the Ministry of Justice.

Driving any students in a private vehicle also requires a completed Criminal Records Check as well as a driver’s abstract from ICBC and  a copy of your valid driver’s license and insurance showing a minimum of $1,000,000 liability.  These are now required for all volunteers when driving for field trips and must be in to the office at least 72 HOURS PRIOR to driving or attending a field trip. Please see the link with information below.

Criminal Record Check and ICBC Drivers Abstract forms

The school office will keep your CRC and Drivers abstract on file for three years from the date of its receipt. Vehicle insurance and drivers license must be submitted yearly.

Thank you again for volunteering your time so our children can have the best educational opportunities.

 
 

untitledImportant reminder to please inform the school of any medical issues and/or allergies.  We strive to provide a safe, healthy environment.

 
 

untitledIf your student will be absent from school please call the office at 250-478-9528 or email Nikkie in the front office (nolsten@sd62.bc.ca) to notify of their absence.