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Kindergarten Registration

The First Step Into a New World of Learning

It's a big step for your kindergartner on the first day of school when he or she waves goodbye ateddynd walks into the classroom where a new world of learning awaits. Our teachers and principals understand it's a big step for you too. Your child will develop new friendships, take delight in exciting activities and become more independent every day.

In a cheerful, inviting classroom, your kindergartener will be warmly greeted by an exceptional teacher who recognizes that your child is an individual with special interests, strengths and needs. Throughout those first days and first years, your child will begin to blossom as he or she is exposed to an array of learning experiences to promote early literacy and numeracy as well as ensure his or her development as a whole child.

The Rainy River District School Board provides:

  • A full day Early Learning Kindergarten Program in Atikokan at North Star Community School and in Fort Frances at Robert Moore School (for details please visit our Early Learning Program web page under the Initiatives section of this website
  • A full day SK program in all schools
  • Door-to-door bussing service for Early Learning, JK and SK
  • First School Bus Rider program
  • Strong supports for literacy and numeracy
  • Quality Special Education services
  • SMART Technology in classroomskids
  • Cultural awareness programs
  • Character Education
  • Balanced Day
  • Links to Best Start program
  • Community involvement with programs such as: Learning Through the Arts Literacy/Numeracy Night Later Literacy & much more!




  • Robert Moore
  • J.W. Walker
  • Crossroadskids2
  • Donald Young
  • McCrosson-Tovell
  • Nestor Falls
  • Riverview
  • Sturgeon Creek
  • Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program
  • North Star Community School - Atikokan


To be eligible to register:

Pupils must meet the following requirements:
JUNIOR Kindergarten: attain the age of 4 years before December 31, 2012
SENIOR Kindergarten: attain the age of 5 years before December 31, 2012

A birth certificate or other legal proof of birth is required for each child being registered. As well, the Northwestern Health Unit requests that the child's Ontario Health Card Number and Immunization Record be present at the time of registration.