NEW & IMPORTANT info for parents about SK French Immersion

From: FSLAC [mailto:fslactoronto@gmail.com]

Dear Parents and Friends,

In the past, TDSB Senior Kindergarten (SK) French Immersion information nights and the application process took place after the Christmas break. This year the TDSB decided to move the process to November-December to allow parents more time to sort out their family logistics and to allow more time to get staff in place for the following September.

SK French Immersion information nights are taking place from October 29-November 27, 2014. Details here.

Applications to start SK French Immersion in September 2015 will be accepted on-line from November 3-December 5, 2014 here.

This is NOT a first come, first served process. However, parents must apply by December 5, 2014 to be guaranteed a spot in September 2015. Siblings of those already in the program also have to do the on-line application. Late applicants are given a spot only if there is extra space. Parents who are not on-line can ask for assistance at their home school office or from the FSL department.

Very Important: the first step is for the parent to apply on-line. There is an immediate response from the TDSB saying the application has been received. In the weeks following the December 5 deadline, parents receive another email from the TDSB with details about the placement. In the second step, parents must respond to the placement email to secure the spot. Parents should check their email inboxes, including junk email, frequently during this time.

Please share this information with friends, neighbours and family. It is also available at www.tdsb.on.ca/french.

If your parent council has its own permanent email address, please let us know and we will use that going forward. If this email has been forwarded to you and you would like to join our email list, please let us know at fslactoronto@gmail.com, give us your first and last name and the name of your child’s school (if applicable). The FSLAC sends out 3 e-newsletters during the school year and the occasional news blast for urgent items.

Have a great weekend!

Kristina Laperle
Parent Co-chair
French as a Second Language Advisory Committee (FSLAC) of the TDSB