Registration for the current school year is ongoing and can be done by completing an online registration form.
Students who will be in Grades 1 - 12 for the 2022/23 school year may begin registering for SD38 using the online registration form on January 1. Please note that only parent(s)/legal guardian(s) who are currently living in Richmond, B.C. are able to register for the 2022/23 school year.
Current SD38 students, including Grade 7 students transitioning to secondary school in 2022/23, do not need to do a new registration for the following school year unless you have moved your residence to a new school catchment area and would like to register for your new catchment school. In that circumstance, please do use the online registration form to register for your new catchment school for 2022/23.
Please note, our office is currently closed to the public. During this time, all registrations are submitted using the online registration form. Central Registration staff will then contact parents by phone or email to complete the registration.
A student will normally attend the school located in the catchment area in which their parents or legal guardians reside unless there is no physical, resource or program space available. You can find your catchment school by using the school locator.
Complete the online registration form, which includes uploading required documents. Once the form and documents are submitted, a Central Registration staff member will contact you to discuss next steps.
Registration for the 2021/22 school year is ongoing. Registration for the 2022/23 school year will begin on January 1, 2022.
|Priority 1 Registration Period||Priority 2 Registration Period||Late Registration Period|
|January 1 – 21, 2022||January 22 – May 13, 2022||May 14, 2022 – Ongoing|
|Applications received during this period will receive a placement decision by February 4, 2022.||Applications received during this period will receive a placement by May 20, 2022.||Applications received during this period will receive a placement by September 9, 2022 or within 3-5 business days, if possible.|
As per district policy, a student will normally attend the school located in their catchment area in which their parents or legal guardians reside unless there is no physical, resource or program space available. New registration applications will be processed in the following order.
- Students with a catchment sibling who will attend the school and program in 2022/23
- Students with a non-catchment sibling who will attend the school and program in 2022/23
- Catchment students
- Students with a Non-Richmond resident sibling who will attend the school and program in 2022/23
Students who can not be placed at their catchment school will be placed at a nearby school by the District Administrator for Central Registration.
Current 2020/21 enrolment and registration situations for elementary schools is available here:
Letters of Acceptance are needed by parents/legal guardians who:
- Have refugee status
- Have a valid work permit and proof of employment. Work permits must be valid for minimum one year.
- Have a valid study permit and have been accepted into a qualifying degree or diploma program. Study permits must be valid for minimum one year.
- Are on an international government sponsored contract.
- Have a child who is in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
For more detailed information about Funding Eligibility for students in British Columbia, please visit http://bit.ly/2WvBdoD.
If you meet the criteria above and currently live in Richmond, please send an email with your name and contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. A staff member will contact you to discuss next steps.