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Early French Immersion (Kindergarten entry)

Please Note: While admission to the Early French Immersion (JK entry) or Middle French Immersion (Grade 4 entry) programs is guaranteed at the entry points to all eligible on-time applicants, admission to a specific school is NOT guaranteed. Applications to begin these programs is open to all students not already enrolled in a FSL program. 

For entry in September 2022 only, children who will be entering JK or SK are eligible to apply for Early French Immersion.

Please Note: For 2021-2022, where transportation is approved by the Transportation Department, students meeting the distance criteria for Senior Kindergarten to Grade 5 will be transported by bus, and students from Grades 6 to 8 will be provided with TTC tickets, where applicable.

The entry point to Early French Immersion is changing to Junior Kindergarten.  For entry to Early French Immersion for September 2022 only, the entry group will include Junior and Senior Kindergarten students. Families of children born in both 2017 and 2018 may apply in November 2021 to begin the program in September 2022.

It is an entirely online process. All communication will be sent via the email address you provide. Please check your email regularly, including junk mail folders.

Please visit the application site www.tdsb.on.ca/pars.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application process opens: November 1, 2021

Deadline for applications: November 26, 2021

For children born in 2018:

  • Please select the “Non-TDSB Student” option and follow the steps to generate an identification number. You must then return to the PARS site and follow the application procedure with this number.
  • Once in PARS, please select the Early Immersion Program from the drop-down menu, and complete the application process.
  • On-time applicants will be offered a placement via the email address you have provided.
  • You MUST take action to reserve a spot by the deadline requested when you are offered a placement

For children born in 2017:

  • You will need your child’s date of birth and OEN. The OEN is a 9-digit number found on any report card from the TDSB.
  • For non-TDSB students, please select the “Non-TDSB Student” option and follow the steps to generate an identification number. You must then return to the PARS site and follow the application procedure with this number.
  • Please select the Early Immersion Program from the drop-down menu, and complete the application process.

On-time applicants will be offered a placement via the email address you have provided. You MUST take action to reserve a spot by the deadline requested when you are offered a placement.

Offers of placement will be ongoing throughout the weeks and months following the close of the application period. Please check your email regularly, including junk mail folders, and follow any instructions.

Please note:

  • While every effort will be made to place students in the school identified as their area French Immersion school, this is not always possible. In cases where the number of applications in a given area is greater than the number of allotted program spaces in the school, students may be redirected to schools with available program space.
  • Placements are made based on the child's primary home address of record prior to the application deadline. If the address changes between the application deadline and the fall of the entry year, there is no guarantee of placement in the new area.
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