New Students

New to Westwind?

New student registration is for students attending Westwind schools for the first time in the Fall of 2021. This includes first-year preschool and kindergarten students or students who have not been registered at a Westwind school in the past. In addition, to be eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2020-21 school year, your child must turn five years old on or before Dec. 31, 2021. CLICK HERE for more information about early childhood services.

Please see the new student registration links below to create your account and ensure you select the correct school year. These applications must be completed as accurately as possible. 

Please Note: A copy of an original birth certificate and other legal documentation (custody orders, etc.) must accompany registration. 

If you need additional assistance, please visit How to Register a New Student.

PLEASE NOTE: If your student(s) attended school in the 2020/2021 school year, they do not need to register as a new student, you will receive an email to complete their registration, or you can CLICK HERE for more information. 

PLEASE REGISTER USING THIS FORM IF YOUR STUDENT WILL BE NEW TO WESTWIND BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER 2021. 

The new student registration process for all grades PreK-12 students who will be joining Westwind School Division for the first time in 2021-22 is now open. 

Register for 2021-22 (upcoming school year)

PLEASE REGISTER USING THIS FORM IF YOUR STUDENT IS NEW TO WESTWIND DURING THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR.

If this form is closed please contact your school office for access. 

Register

 

STEP 1: CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Go to the applicable registration login page. 

If you created an account last year to register a new student, you can log in to that same account this year to access the 2020-2021 form rather than creating a new account.

Click on “Create Account.” Create only one account per household so the system can access your information correctly—this is different than any existing PowerSchool Parent Portal accounts you may have. If you have multiple children, use this one new account to register them by completing an individual registration form for each child. 

Once an account is created, start a new form by selecting the applicable “New Student Registration Form" on the dashboard. Make your form selection carefully to ensure you are applying in the correct school year.

Please enter your child’s name and birth date to add them as a student and start the registration process.

TIP: You can leave and come back to a form any time by selecting the applicable form under “Continue a Form in Progress” from the main dashboard.

 

STEP 2: REGISTER YOUR CHILD

Documentation
It’s helpful to gather all supporting documents before beginning the registration process. Documents must be uploaded electronically. Once the form is submitted, any additional documentation must be provided to the school directly by email or in person. Visit the school’s website for email and school address information.

Required documents: 
• birth certificate *
• student’s immigration papers or visa and study permits, if applicable

* If you don't have a birth certificate for your child and need to get one, refer to the Government of Alberta website information. NOTE: You'll need to know the birthplace of the child's parents to complete the Application for Birth Documents.
     Order a birth certificate or document  (Alberta) 

Legal documentation is required for the following:
• Parent Custody Agreement, if there are restrictions on access
• Guardianship Letter, if parents live in Alberta
NOTE: If parents live outside Alberta, legal guardianship must be applied for through the Alberta government.

How to create an electronic document
Take a photo with your smartphone or tablet. Then, either upload it directly to the form or save it on your computer and upload it from there. 

Alternatively, save the documents to your computer using a scanner or try one of these free scanning apps:
• Google Drive for Android 
• Scannable 
• CamScanner 
• Genius Scan 

Don't have a computer? All Westwind schools have a computer available for families to use for registration purposes. In addition, the registration form is mobile-friendly, meaning you can also use your smartphone or tablet to register.

Busing
The form also allows families to indicate if their child requires transportation services. Busing is not guaranteed. Westwind Transportation reviews the information and, if more detail is required, the department will contact you directly by phone or email.

STEP 3: SUBMIT THE FORM

Once the registration form is complete and submitted, a confirmation notice is sent to the given email address. The school will then review your submission and follow-up by phone or email if further information or documentation is required. 

NOTE: The registration isn’t complete until all required documents are uploaded or delivered to the School. If you have difficulty uploading or need time to gather the required documents, complete as much of the form as possible and then contact the school regarding the next steps.

If you have questions about completing the New Student Registration Form, contact your school office or registrations@westwind.ab.ca.for assistance.