Important reminders for students and parents

By TDSB Trustee Anu Sriskandarajah

French Program Deadlines

For families interested in the Toronto District School Board’s French Immersion or Extended French programs, we offer an online process for applying. Early French Immersion begins in Senior Kindergarten and Junior Extended French begins in Grade 4. At this time, we guarantee an offer of placement in the program (not a specific school) to all on-time applicants. The timelines for applying for these programs for September 2020 are:

  • Applications for Early French Immersion (for a Junior Kindergarten aged child) must be completed online between November 4 and November 29, 2019.
  • Applications for Junior Extended French must be completed online between January 6 and January 31, 2020.

Offers of placement within your chosen program will be made to all on-time applicants in the weeks following the close of the application window. Please note that families with an older sibling currently in a French program are still required to complete an online application for the new student. For further information about French as a Second Language programs, the application process and important dates, please visit

High School Information Nights

To help you make an informed decision when choosing a high school, TDSB schools host information nights for parents and Grade 8 students each year between October and January. Learn everything you need to know about our incredible variety of schools, programs and courses. The dates and times for all High School Information Nights are available online at

Call If Your Child Will Be Late Or Absent

One measure of keeping our students safe is to ensure we can account for any absences or reasons for being late to school. If your child is going to be absent or late for any reason, we ask that you contact the school immediately and report the reason for the absence. If we are not informed about the absence, we will make attempts to contact you through our automated call-out system to determine the reason.

Please let the office know by calling the school if your contact information, including phone number, changes at any time throughout the school year.

Thank you for your continued cooperation to keep your children safe.