Applying to Attend a Non-Designated School (formerly boundary exemption request process)
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is launching a new pre-enrolment process to simplify the way it collects student information and requests to attend a non-designated school. The pre-enrolment process eliminates the annual Boundary Exception Request Process. Now, returning families who want to apply to enrol their child at a non-designated school can do so through the pre-enrolment process—acceptance is based on available space and resources.
Each spring, returning EIPS families will receive an email from the Division asking them to confirm their child’s enrolment in a school for the upcoming school year using a secure online pre-enrolment form. Families can indicate the school their child plans to attend, apply to attend a non-designated school and update any required student information—such as phone numbers, addresses and emergency contacts. Some EIPS schools have closed boundaries because of high enrolment numbers and will not accept non-designated students for the 2018-19 school year. These schools are identified prior to the pre-enrolment process. Families who apply to attend a non-designated school will be contacted and advised of the outcome in April.
The pre-enrolment process for the 2018-19 school year takes place from March 1-15 of this year.
NOTE: All requests for to attend a non-designated school or out-of-boundary program for returning students in grades 1-12 must be completed during the two-week pre-enrolment process to be considered for the next school year. The only exception: Students who move into the Division from outside the geographic area, or another community within the Division, following the deadline.
NEW STUDENTS TO THE DIVISION REQUESTING TO ATTEND A NON-DESIGNATED SCHOOL:
- Kindergarten students may request to attend a non-designated school by indicating their preference on the New Student Registration Form.
- Students new to the Division enrolling in Grades 1-12 can request to attend non-designated school by indicating their preference on the New Student Registration Form—acceptance is based on available space and resources and decided during the pre-enrolment process taking place from March 1-15.