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EMSB READY FOR 2011-2012 ACADEMIC YEAR

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MONTREAL, AUGUST 15, 2011-  Students  of the English Montreal School Board’s (EMSB) primary and secondary institutions will return to class on  Wednesday,   August 31, 2011. Kindergarten children must be five years of age on or before September 30, 2011 while  Grade 1 (Cycle 1) students must be six years old on or before the same date.

Registration for those not previously enrolled will begin on Monday,  August 15 for elementary and secondary schools. Parents are asked to call the school in their neighbourhood to make an appointment. Parents are urged to consult the Board’s  website at www.emsb.qc.ca, which also contains information about the successful adult education and vocational training programs. E-mail inquiries can be sent to informationdesk@emsb.qc.ca  or you can call 514- 483-7200.   The EMSB serves more than 35,000 students at 38 elementary schools, 17 secondary schools, nine outreach schools, 11 social affairs institutions and 11 adult and vocational centres. 

All pupils registering for the first time are required to provide a birth certificate and  vaccination records to the school the child will be attending. Parents will be asked to fill out forms which will allow the school to apply for the certificate of eligibility for English schooling. Under the Charter of the French Language, a certificate of eligibility is generally granted to children who did the majority of their elementary or secondary studies in English in Canada; whose mother or father did the majority of his/her elementary studies in English in  Canada or whose brother or sister did  the majority of his/her elementary or secondary studies in English in Canada. Please note that as a result of Bill 104, this criteria excludes studies completed in the Quebec Private School system.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca