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How to Register Your Child
Step 1: Find your school
To register your child for school, please call your area or designated school. If you are new to the area and do not know your child’s designated school, please 
to find your child's “home” school. This is the school your child should attend based on where you live in Ottawa.
If you would like to register your child in an OCDSB school that is not their “home” school, you will need to apply for a cross-boundary transfer.

If you are new or returning to Canada, have a school-aged child, and/or English is not your first language, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s Family Reception Centre can assist you with enrolling your child in school. The Centre’s staff will provide student assessment and guidance for English language learners and their families

Step 2: Complete registration forms & collect your documents

You will need to register your child for school in person. You may complete the registration forms in advance.
*New – Registration forms available here. Please note you will need Acrobat Reader to complete this form.
Completing the fillable registration form:
1.    Click on the form
2.    Save to your desktop/device. Instructions on saving document using Internet Explorer/Chrome/Firefox/Safari.
Once completed, SAVE the file to your desktop/device again. Print a copy and bring it along with you to the school in person to finalize the registration process.
Step 3: Visit your local school
Don’t forget to collect all of the supporting documents you need to register your child:
1.  Your child's proof of age (in the form of a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, registration of birth card, or passport).
Note: Registration cannot be completed without one of these forms of identification.
2.  Your child's proof of address (minimum of two of the following: property tax bill, assessment notice, purchase of sale agreement, or rental agreement for a separately assessed unit, utility bills, driver’s license).
Note: Utility bills and licenses must be accompanied by one of the other pieces, such as a rental agreement.
3.  Your child’s Ontario health card and immunization record* - School Immunization Checklist -Immunization Form
There has been a change to the Ottawa Public Health requirements for those children who have lived or travelled outside Canada or in a First Nations/Inuit community in Canada for three months or longer during the past five years - you will no longer need to provide the school with a Certificate of Immunization and Tuberculosis Assessment for School Entry.

Any time your child gets a vaccination or booster shot you need to update their record with Ottawa Public Health by:

  • Completing the Online Immunization Reporting to Ottawa Public Health
  • Fax: 613-580-9660
  • Mail: Immunization Program, 100 Constellation Dr., Ottawa, ON, K2G 6J8, 7th floor, mail code 26-44
  • Phone 613-580-6744 Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm 
  • ImmunizeCA App: appottawa.immunize.ca


Extended Day Program Forms

If you are interested in registering for the 2017-2018 school year click here.​







New to Canada or Returning?

If you are new or returning to Canada, have a school-aged child, and/or English is not your first language, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s Family Reception Centre can assist you with enrolling your child in school. The Centre’s staff will provide student assessment and guidance for English language learners and their families. Find out more about the Family Reception Centre, call 613-239-2416 or click here.

If you have further questions or concerns please contact us at 613-596-8211.

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