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Welcome to Kindergarten

‚ÄčThe first day of kindergarten is a big step for every child and parent.  We hope the contents of this page address the questions you might have prior to September.

Welcome to Kindergarten Night

Thank you to all of the families who joined us for our Welcome to Kindergarten Night on May 5th.!

Welcome to Kindergarten Night Slide Deck

2022 Holly Meadows - Kindergarten Orientation.pdf

Questions and Answers

When is my child able to start Kindergarten?

If your child turns 4 before December 31 2022 they can register for Kindergarten.

Is Holly Meadows my school?

Please use the board Home School Locator to determine the school in your area.

How do I register my child for Kindergarten?

Please visit the SCDSB registration page.  All registrations are online.

Can I register at a school other than my Home School?

Families can request an out of area school in some situations.  The student must be registered at their home school before filling out the Out of Attendance Area form.

Is a bus available for my student?

Most students attending Holly Meadows are considered "walking students."  You can use this application from the Transportation Consortium to determine if your student is eligible for a bus based on your distance from the school.

Where can I get more information about the Kindergarten program in Simcoe County?

The SCDSB has a great site with a lot of useful information.  We encourage you to visit the site at Kindergarten - Simcoe County District School Board (

Tips for Adjusting to School

Here is a downloadable file with 10 Tips for families new to school.


This downloadable social story from our Special Education department can help new students prepare for their first day.


Going to Holly Meadows (1).pdf

What can my child expect on the first day of Kindergarten