Determining what school your child will attend

To find out which school your child will attend, use our
Home School Locator. The designated home school is determined by the student’s current home address and school boundaries. All contact information for our schools can be found in our School Search. From there, you can go to the 'About us' page on each school's website to find the name of the school's principal and trustee, school address and contact info, the start and end times, which bus zone the school is in, how to get to the school and much more!


Registering for the school year


Parents/guardians looking to register your child for the first time at a SCDSB school can complete the student registration form online. Upon completion of the online form, the school will contact you to finalize the registration. 


Completing the online registration application
Step 1

Click on the ‘Student registration form’ icon below to begin the registration process. Once you have done so, create an SCDSB Community Account or log into your existing SCDSB Community Account.

You can also go directly to the Online Student Registration Application without creating/logging into a SCDSB Community Account. NOTE: Creating an SCDSB Community Account is not required, but if you create an account you will be able to access your registration application at any time, allowing you to complete the form in multiple sittings before submitting. If you do not create an SCDSB Community Account, you may still complete and submit a registration application, however the application must be completed in one sitting.

Step 2

Select the registration type and click the ‘Begin Application to Register’ button. Complete the online registration application form. Electronically sign the form and submit it. Your registration application will be directed to the student’s designated school based on the student’s current home address and registering grade level. Submitting the online form is only an application to register. Registering parents/guardians must meet with the school in person and present all required registration documents.

Step 3

The registering school will contact you to finalize the registration process. You will be required to present original copies of all required registration documents. The school will verify the information on the registration application and review the required registration documents. Once complete, your child will be enrolled at their designated school.

What documents do I need to bring with me?

When you meet with the school in person, you will be required to present original documents. The school will only view and verify the documents; they will not make or retain copies.

Birthdate documentation:

One of the following must be presented:

  • birth certificate
  • certified statement of live birth
  • birth registration, Canadian citizenship card
  • Canadian permanent resident card
  • confirmation of permanent resident
  • certificate of Indian Status Card
  • passport
  • baptismal certificate
  • registration of adoption
  • record of landing
  • report pursuant to the immigration and refugee protection act
  • student authorization/study permit
Current home address:

One of the following documents, showing the student's current primary home address, must be presented:

  • property tax assessment
  • lease/rental agreement
  • ownership title
  • proof of purchase agreement for the primary residence
  • utility bill in the name of the parent(s)/guardian(s)
  • letter of residency
  • statutory declaration

Note: driver’s licences and cell phone bills will not be accepted.

Canadian citizenship or residency status:

One of the following must be presented:

  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • permanent resident card
  • confirmation of permanent residency
  • report pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • record of landing
  • study permit
  • work permit
Legal documentation defining custody and access, if applicable

Copies of these records will be kept and filed in the student’s Ontario Student Record (OSR).

Record of Immunization:

A record of immunization is also requested. It should be submitted directly to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) to meet the requirements of the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) to collect and maintain immunization records for every child registered in school. For further immunization details, contact the SMDHU at 1-877-721-7520.


The SCDSB recognizes that access to the internet and/or computer may be challenging in some cases. We will continue to accept paper copies of the student registration form.

Families new to Canada

Families new to Canada will meet with the SCDSB Newcomer Welcome Centre (NWC) as part of the registration process. The NWC supports the transition for students and families coming to an SCDSB school from outside of Canada.


Who Should Visit the NWC?

Families with a student who:

  • is born outside of Canada and has landed in the country in the past four years
  • is a permanent resident, refugee, has diplomatic status, or is accompanying parents with a work or study permit
  • is new to Canada, within the last four years and has attended another school system in Canada
  • is born outside of Canada to Canadian citizen parents but doesn't have proof of Canadian citizenship

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