|KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION WEEK SET FOR FEBRUARY 2 to 6|
MONTREAL, JANUARY 26, 2015- The English Montreal School Board has announced that Kindergarten Registration Week for the 2015-2016 academic year will take place from Monday, February 2 to Friday, February 6. If one child from a family is already enrolled in a particular school, a sibling registration period will take place a week earlier.
Parents are asked to register at the EMSB elementary school nearest their residence offering the French program of their choice. For more information please call (514) 483-7200 or log on to the Board’s website at www.emsb.qc.ca.
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. As a result of language legislation, this criteria excludes studies completed in the Quebec Private School system.
Michael J. Cohen