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​Posted on: 11/27/19

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to Hold Public Information Meetings for 2020-2021 Extended French Program


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will hold public information meetings on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton and Orangeville for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their children in the board's Extended French Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The information sessions are intended to provide parents and guardians with an overview of our Extended French Program.  Link to Extended French Information Session Schedule

Any student who is eligible to attend a DPCDSB school, and who is currently a Grade 4 student, is welcome to apply for the Extended French (EF) program for Grade 5 in September 2020.

The Extended French program starts in Grade 5 with 50% of the program taught in French at the elementary level. The subjects taught in French are: French Language, Social Studies, Science, and one of the following subjects:  Visual Art, Music, Drama or Physical Education. This program offers an excellent opportunity for becoming functionally bilingual in later years.

The DPCDSB offers the Extended French program at 10 school sites (2 Dufferin/ Caledon Sites, 2 Brampton Sites & 6 Mississauga Sites).  Each of the Extended French Centres has specific feeder schools.  Students must apply to the appropriate Extended French Centre, based on their home school location.  A list of Extended French Centres and their feeder schools is enclosed. 

Transportation is provided for eligible students in the program if they attend the Extended French Centre within their designated boundary.  Both transportation and Extended French Centre locations are subject to board annual review and therefore subject to change.  Boundary maps are posted on the DPCDSB website.

Applications will be available at all Extended French Centres and will be distributed at the Parent Information Sessions.  Completed applications, containing all required documentation, will be accepted at the Extended French school office for two weeks following the parent/guardian information session. 

The application submission deadline is 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020.

Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be expected to have a complete application package, which consists of:

  1. Application Form – completed and signed
  2. Extended French Student Information Sheet – completed and signed
  3. Grade 4 Student Report (copy of Progress Report and/or Term 1 Report Card)

​Note: When applying for same-age/same-grade siblings, one application must be submitted for each child.

A random selection process will be held at a predetermined and advertised date only if the number of applications received at the school exceeds the places available.  In other cases, all applicants will be offered a spot in the Extended French Program.  Parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to attend the information meeting in your designated area or to contact the principal of the Extended French School for more details.  

For more information, contact: 
Yannick Hannelas, Academic Consultant, 905-890-0708, ext. 24374
Audrey Franks, Academic Consultant, 905-890-0708, ext. 24373​

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