Please find enclosed the Derogation document for the 2018-2019 school year. The guidelines are exactly the same as last year, i.e. the school board is still responsible for the acceptance or refusal of said request based on the requirements of the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sports (MELS) (regulation respecting exceptional cases for admission to preschool (kindergarten) and elementary school education.

The attached document describes the procedures to be followed as well as the documents required in the application process for all derogation cases.

Regarding derogation request 1 (7) which requires a psychological evaluation, parents should ensure that the psychologist who evaluates their child has followed the guidelines in the document entitled Guide d'évaluation en vue d'une dérogation à l'âge d'admission à l'école, prior to the evaluation.

Subsequent to the evaluation, the completed dossier should be forwarded to Lew Lewis, Director, Student Services, with the following attachments:

  • a psychological report completed by a psychologist who is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Québec;
  • a long version birth certificate showing the mother's and father's names;
  • a letter from the parents requesting permission for their child to be granted early admission to school;
  • a document (either Kindergarten or Grade 1 Form) from a day care or nursery school (see attached), outlining the child's skill development and progress (i.e. intellectual, motor, emotional and social).

The School Board reserves the right to have its psychologist observe the child in question in order to obtain information that would complement and/or clarify data from the provided documents. The observation may occur within a daycare, pre-school or school setting (whether it be an external or EMSB setting).

All derogation requests should be submitted by April 20, 2018 at the latest.

The school should stamp the cover page of the Derogation document with the school name before the completed dossier is forwarded to the Student Services Department (c/o Lew Lewis, Director).

Kindergarten Form

Grade 1 Form

Derogation Request

Admission Regulations