November 13, 2017

Peel board hosts information sessions for families about French Immersion, Extended French programs on Nov. 23

Application deadline is Jan. 26, 2018

The Peel District School Board will host information sessions for families about its French Immersion (FI) and Extended French (EF) programs at each FI/EF school on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. These programs are an option for parents to consider if they have a child who will start grade 1 or grade 7 in September 2018.

"The information evening provides our families with details about our French as a Second Language optional programs to help them determine if the programming is the right choice for their child," says Adrian Graham, superintendent of curriculum and instruction support services. "We encourage families to take advantage of this opportunity to meet the principal and staff from the school, ask questions and learn about the resources available to support their child in French Immersion or Extended French." 

The Peel board has a limited number of spaces available for students interested in grade 1 French Immersion. At this time, the grade 1 FI enrolment cap is set at 25 per cent of all Peel students enrolled in grade 1. A random selection process is used to determine which students will be offered spaces in the grade 1 FI program.

It is important to note that applicants are not offered space in grade 1 FI or grade 7 EF on a first come, first serve basis. A computerized random selection process will randomly assign a rank to each application that is received by the deadline. Once students have been assigned to all available spaces, remaining students will be placed, again in rank order, on the school's waitlist. Each school has its own waitlist.

Students must apply to and, if accepted, attend the French Immersion school based on their home address. Flexible boundaries are not available for grade 1 FI.

The application forms for Grade 1 FI and Grade 7 EF for the 2018-19 school year will be available online on Friday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. at www.peelschools.org/French. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Visit www.peelschools.org/French to find the FI or EF school in your area and learn more about the FI/EF application process. Parents can also visit the website of Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) at http://on.cpf.ca​ for additional information. 

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Reference: Nav Sahota, School Communications Specialist, 905-890-1010 ext. 2626, navneet.sahota@peelsb.com



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