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Information Session for the French Immersion (FI) program

An information session for the French Immersion (FI) program will take place at Ventura Park Public School on Thursday January 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Gym.

French Immersion registration will take place from January 20 – February 10, 2017 

In order to streamline the registration process, parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2017, and wishing to enroll in the FI Program, can visit or call their home school office (where your child currently attends) and request an Office Index Card – short version. The Office Index Card must be signed by the principal of the home school. Parents or guardians then take this form, along with one piece of identification showing their address to your designated French Immersion school to register between January 20 and February 10, 2017. This eliminates the need to provide duplicate enrolment information or to pre-register.

Families registering students who do not currently attend a YRDSB school will need to complete full registration paperwork at their designated FI school. Information required for registration includes:

    • Proof of child’s age (Birth Certificate/Passport)
    • Any legal documents related to custody arrangements if applicable
    • Proof of Residency of the student – two documents, one from each of the categories below showing the home address;
  • Category A – notice of tax assessment, current rental/lease agreement, agreement to purchase including proof of purchase provided before the pupil attends the school, or property tax bill, and
  • Category B – utility bill, bank statement or other official document.

YRDSB’s FI Accommodation Plan provides long-term consistency and equity of access to all students in York Region and will enable YRDSB to continue to offer the FI program to all who wish to enroll. The FI program will be offered in Dual Track or Single Track settings, in a variety of configurations. In order to meet community needs and optimize available space in our schools, a community’s Grade 1-8 FI program may be provided over more than one school during the course of a student’s FI education. This will allow flexibility in addressing community needs and the opportunity to use existing space in schools. Please note: Some of the FI accommodation plans will require facility modifications or the development of new schools and will require short-term transition plans that might include overflow while we work toward the long-term vision. Overflow refers to situations in which the Board directs students to attend a school other than their community school or optional program for a specific period of time, as defined in Policy #108.