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Peel board hosts info sessions about French Immersion, Extended French options on Nov. 21

Peel board hosts info sessions about French Immersion, Extended French options on Nov. 21

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 Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Applications open on Monday, Nov. 25 at 8:30 a.m. These programs are an option for families to consider if they have a child who will start grade 1 or grade 7 in September 2020. Visit www.peelschools.org/French to find the FI or EF school in your area.

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Important dates for FI/EF applications (2020-21 school year)

Information Night
Information nights will be held at your local French Immersion/Extended French school. 
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at 7 p.m.​
Applications openMonday, Nov. 25, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. 
Applications closeFriday, Jan. 31, 2020 
Application update

Schools will advise parents/guardians if their child is accepted for grade 1 FI or grade 7 EF, or placed on the school's waitlist.

Friday, March 6, 2020
Waitlist placements

If space is available, placements from waitlists would be considered between these dates.

March 6 to Sept. 8, 2020 


The application forms for Grade 1 FI and Grade 7 EF will be will be available online on Monday, Nov. 25 at 8:30 a.m. at www.peelschools.org/French. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 31, 2020​. 

It is important to note that applicants are not offered space on a first come, first served basis. A computerized random selection process will randomly assign a rank to each application that is received by the deadline and will determine which students will be offered spaces in the grade 1 FI or grade 7 EF programs. 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.