Information on French Immersion

French Immersion Information Sessions and Registrations

Parents of Senior Kindergarten students who are considering the French Immersion (FI) program for their child are invited to attend the information session on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Mazo de la Roche Public School, 860 Arnold Crescent, Newmarket.

 Registration for Grade 1 French Immersion will begin January 15, 2016 at Mazo de la Roche P.S.

Parents of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2016, and wishing to enroll in the FI Program, can visit or call their child’s school office 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 the designated FI program location (Mazo de la Roche P.S.) to register between January 15 and February 12, 2016. This eliminates the need to provide duplicate enrollment information or to pre-register.

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. More information is available on the Board’s website: 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.

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