FSL Programs Review

We are looking for community feedback on strategies to address our growing enrolment in our French immersion school. Based on feedback from the school communities the Board has initiated a district-wide French as a Second Language (FSL) Review to provide the Board of Trustees with data-driven recommendations to move forward with FSL programming. 

NB:  Public Consultation Meetings To Be Determined

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the DDSB participating in a French as a Second Language (FSL) Review? 

The purpose of the DDSB FSL Review is to examine the challenges and successes of our FSL programs, identify needs and recommend strategies to ensure high quality, inclusive education for all students.

Why is it important for my voice to be heard regarding the Core French and French Immersion programs? 

At the DDSB we value all stakeholders’ opinions and recognize that everyone brings different perspectives to the table that need to be addressed.

How will I know that my opinion will make a difference in my child’s future?

All perspectives will be taken into consideration when recommendations and the information gathered will provide us with data-driven feedback and information that will be put forward to the DDSB Board of Trustees. 

When will the public consultations for the French as a Second Language (FSL) Review happen?

Public consultations have been put on hold for now, due to the need to practice physical distancing because of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The consultations will be scheduled and communicated to our school communities and the public once the need for physical distancing has been lifted.

When Physical Distancing is lifted, where will the Public Consultation Sessions with parents/guardians and community members be held?

West – Dunbarton High School

Ajax – Pickering High School

Whitby – Donald A. Wilson Secondary School

Oshawa – Jeanne Sauvé Public School

North – R.H. Cornish Public School

How can I participate and share my opinions about the FSL Programs Review?

Participants are welcome to attend any consultation session that best suits their schedule and location. Times and dates will be announced, at a later date.

Coming soon: You will be able to share opinions online via a ThoughtExchange survey. 

We also encourage you to share your thoughts at 905-666-6092 or fsl@ddsb.ca.
Will there be child-minding at the consultations?

Child care will be provided for children ages 4-11. 

When will decisions be made regarding FSL programs? 

Recommendations will be presented to the DDSB Board of Trustees in the Fall of 2020.

Will the public have access to the report that Trustees will receive? 
Yes. The public will be able to access this report via the DDSB website.