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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
On the Ministry of Education’s website it mentions that Core French, Extended French and French Immersion options are available to students in Ontario. Does the YRDSB offer an Extended French option?
The YRDSB does not offer Extended French programming. Grade 1 is the entry point for all students in the French Immersion program. Our Core French program is available to all students, beginning in Grade 4.
 
My child is currently enrolled in a private school for Senior Kindergarten. Does he have to attend a feeder school to enter a French Immersion school for Grade 1?
It is not necessary to attend a York Region school for Senior Kindergarten to gain a spot in Grade 1 French Immersion. For more information about this, please contact your local Community Education Centre.
 
Is French Immersion Senior Kindergarten offered in the YRDSB?
In YRDSB, French Immersion programming begins in Grade 1.
 
Is it important for someone at home to speak French?
The French Immersion program is designed for children of non-French speaking families. Families do not need to speak French at home.
 
How can I support my child with homework if I don’t speak French?
There does not need to be French language support at home for the child to complete the work. The French as a Second Language Homework Toolbox/Trousse pour les devoirs External Link is a resource that many parents find helpful. This site supports parents who have children in a French Immersion program and wish to assist them with their homework. Homework is an extension of the work begun in class. Students experiencing difficulty with homework should consult their classroom teacher.
 
Is summer school offered for French Immersion students?
Summer school is not available for elementary French Immersion students. Students in grades 7 and 8 have access to courses in English over the summer for literacy and numeracy.
 
How do I know which French Immersion school my child should attend?
You can use the online school locator to find the French Immersion School within your community.
 
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