December 21st, 2018
Dear Senior Kindergarten Parent(s)/Guardian(s),
Thank you to all the parents/guardians who attended the French Immersion information meetings. If
you have not had an opportunity to attend a meeting about French Immersion there is one on Tuesday,
January 8, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Education Centre, 51 Ardelt Ave., Kitchener.
This letter acts as a reminder that registration for the Grade 1 French Immersion Program
for the 2019-2020 school year begins on Monday, January 7, 2019.
Registration placement into the French Immersion Program will run from January 7, until January 31,
2019. Registration received by January 31 will be used to create the Grade 1 classes for the French
Immersion Program for 2019-2020. Interested families may register for the program at the Waterloo
Region District School Board website at www.wrdsb.ca/french. Students that register after January
31, 2019 will be placed in classes where space is available or be placed on a waiting list.
For the 2019-2020 school year students will be placed in classes through the following process:
● Registrants who have a sibling registered in the French Immersion Program will be given
preference until Thursday, January 31, 2019.
● Registrants who live within the geographical boundary of the school, and have been registered
prior to January 31, 2019, will be placed next. Provided the number of residential boundary
registrants exceeds the number of spaces available in the program (20 per class), and all
students with older siblings currently enrolled in the French Immersion Program are placed, a
lottery system will be used to determine acceptance into the program.
● If space is available, students from out of boundary will be placed in the program via
● Any registrations received after January 31, 2019 will be placed in available classes or on a
waiting list in the order they registered, regardless of residency.
● Efforts will be made to accommodate as many waiting list students as possible.
A confirmation email will be sent in March 2019 to inform all families of children who registered
for the program about the status of their enrollment. If you have any additional questions or
require more information about the French Immersion Program or the registration process, please