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Register for Kindergarten

Before you get started, you must have:

  1. Proof of student age: birth certificate, passport details page, baptismal certificate, etc.
  2. Proof of address in Niagara: utility bills such as hydro, water or cable; a tax bill or a rental agreement (Note: a driver’s license is not considered proof of address).
  3. Family contact information: physical address, work and home phone numbers, email, etc.
  4. Emergency contact information: which you have consent to share with DSBN (addresses, phone numbers etc. for emergency contacts).

Immunization Requirements

The Ministry of Education requires that every student has a complete and up-to-date immunization record on file with their local health unit to attend school. Contact Niagara Region Public Health to check that your child’s immunization records are up-to-date.

Online Registration

Before you register: please make sure you are using a computer, not your cellphone. This is very important since the online registration application (Aspen) is not mobile-friendly.

If you do not have access to a computer, you are welcome to complete the registration document during the Kindergarten Open House (Thursday, February 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at your home school. Computers will be set up and staff will be available to support you.

If you have access to a printer, you can complete this fillable PDF on your computer or cell phone and print it to register.

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To begin the registration process, you will first need to sign up for a DSBN parent/guardian account in our secure Aspen Student Information System. This account should be created by a parent/guardian.

You must have a valid, personal email address to verify your identity when setting up your account.

If you already have a child attending a DSBN school and have provided an email address to the school, please use the same email address to create an account for Online Registration.

Note: DSBN staff should use a personal email address, not their corporate email address.

Step 1: Create your Account

  • Go to Aspen: click the blue Register Your Child bar (above) or this link:
  • Under the Login ID bar, click ‘Request an account’
  • Then, choose ‘I am a parent/guardian registering my child online’
  • Fill in your information, and then click ‘Next Step’
  • Fill in your Account Information, and then click ‘Create My Account’

Step 2: Verify your Account

  • After you’ve created your account, click ‘Close’
  • Check the email that you used to create the account, click ‘Click here’ to activate your new account

Step 3: Log In to Complete your Registration Form

  • Once your account is activated, go back to:
  • Enter your Login ID and password, then click ‘Log On’
  • On the right-hand side, click ‘+ Initiate’
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to enter your information in each tab

Next: Make a School Appointment

To complete the registration process, you will need to book an in-person appointment at your child’s school. School contact information was sent to your email when you submitted the online registration through Aspen.

When you go to your appointment – even if you uploaded the documents online – remember to bring original documentation (proof of student age, residence, and, in some cases, status in Canada) with you.

In keeping with Ministry of Education guidelines, school staff will review all original documentation in person.

Eager to complete the process? Bring the original documents with you when you visit the school during Kindergarten Open House or contact the school to make a separate, in-person appointment.

Questions or Issues with Registration?

Follow this step-by-step guide to walk you through the process.

No access to a computer? Contact your home school and go to the school to register. Alternatively, you can complete this fillable PDF and email or print it to register