The French Immersion program is located at Trafalgar Middle School for Grades 6-8 and continues for Grades 9-12 at LVR.

French immersion info session slated

Mark it on your calendars: School District 8 will host an information session next month for those interested in pursuing French immersion.

Mark it on your calendars and don’t forget to attend: the Kootenay Lake School District will host an information session early next month for those interested in pursuing French immersion in the 2012/13 school year.

“We are striving as a district to be very clear with folks about what the French Immersion program is and what’s expected of students and what the registration process will be,” said Kootenay Lake School District superintendent Jeff Jones, adding that the lesson has been learned from the confusion generated by the registration process last year.

Jones said parents and guardians interested in enrolling their students in French immersion will be given all necessary information on February 1 during the meeting at 7 p.m. at the SD8 board office (570 Johnstone Road).

The program will have room for 60 students who will be entering Grade 6 in the 2012/13 school year.

Jones said that the meeting will touch on the registration process, registration deadline and any requirements for applicants.

“Another change that we’ve made this year is that we’ve had one point of contact identified so that if people do have questions about the program they would contact Willow Makortoff (wmakortoff@sd8.bc.ca). I think in the past there was confusion about who to talk to about this.”

Jones said that the meeting will bring clarity around the registration process and the selection process should there be more students apply than the 60 there are spots for.

“There’s a growing French community in the community of Nelson and I think there’s a strong advocacy group,” said Jones.

For those unable to attend the meeting, all information will be posted to sd8.bc.ca the following day.

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