Kindergarten 101

Welcome to South Ridge Public School 

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K1 Registration (formerly known as JK) 

Your child must turn four years old by December 31st to be eligible for junior kindergarten. To be eligible for senior kindergarten, your child must be five years old by December 31st. To register for grade 1, your child must be six years of age by December 31st.

Your registration will be considered complete upon receipt of proof of birth and address. 

Please register online while schools are closed. Click here to register.

K1 Orientation

Kindergarten at South Ridge (video)

Getting Ready for Kindergarten (TVDSB resource)

What will Children Learn in Kindergarten?

Online Registration for School Communication

Parent Portal Instructions - sign up for School Cash Online and School Messenger (attendance program) 

South Ridge Twitter

Criminal Background Checks and Annual Offence Declaration


Registration is mandatory and will be available online at in June 2024. School bus stops and routes are revised every year. Bus timetables are posted in the Parent Portal in late August. 

In order to be eligible for transportation, students must be enrolled at the designated Thames Valley District School Board or London District Catholic School Board school. Your primary home address must meet the distance criteria (greater than 3.2 kms from the school site). Some programs such as French Immersion may qualify for bus service.

Please contact Southwestern Ontario Transportation Services for more information: 

Check Bus Eligibility

School Bus Information for Kindergarten Students

Bus Delays or Cancellations Website

Bus Delays or Cancellations App

First Day September 2023

The first day of school for Junior Kindergarten students with last names starting with A-L is Thursday September 7th. The first day of school for Junior Kindergarten students with last names starting with M-Z is Friday, September 8th. 

The first day of school for Senior Kindergarten students is Wednesday September 6th. 

First Day Checklist

Getting Ready For School is Fun 

Speech & Language Services

TVDSB Speech & Language - Rock the Talk (PDF)   Rock the Talk (Video)  

Tyke Talk

Before & After School Child Care

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario provides before and after school care at South Ridge Public School for children registered in the Kindergarten Program and students 6-12 years of age.

In order to indicate your interest in Before & After School care for your child(ren), please click here to add your name to the Child Care Registry. You will be asked to create an account and respond to various prompts. Once you have added your name to the registry, the child care operator will contact you.

School Board Resources

Welcome to Kindergarten

A Parent's Guide to Full-Day Kindergarten

Guide to Play-Based Learning

Guide to Literacy and Mathematics in Kindergarten

Understanding Your Child's Kindergarten Reports

Children are recognized as competent learners

The child's voice and choice are honoured

Each child is well cared for in rich, stimulating environments

Kindergarten children focus on curiosity and wonder