Fri Jan 17 - All Schools are OPEN and All School Buses are Running (Special Willis Point Road Instructions)

All Saanich Schools are open on their regular schedules today. Due to icy conditions, all Willis Point buses will pick up students at the corner of Willis Point Road and Wallace Drive @ 8:05 am.

Kindergarten French Immersion Lottery - Registration Information

Due to the popularity of the French Immersion program and limited space, a placement process using a lottery system will be used for new FI Kindergarten registrations.

There will be an information meeting for all parents interested in registering for Kindergarten French Immersion at 6pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Deep Cove Elementary.

Registration requests received at your FI catchment school during Kindergarten Registration Week Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31, 2020 will be included in the lottery.

The lottery will follow Saanich Schools enrolling priorities:

  1. re-enrolling students (not applicable to new Kindergarten students)
  2. siblings of re-enrolling students
  3. catchment area children
  4. non-catchment children
  5. out of district children

Registration Process:

1. Saanich School District has now updated the document requirements for registration. Please see the Registration page on the district website for information on documentation required to register your child.

2. Submit registration form and all required documents to your French Immersion catchment school:

  • Deep Cove Elementary – Deep Cove, Sidney, and KELSET
  • Keating Elementary – Keating, Brentwood, Cordova Bay, Lochside and Prospect Lake

3. If you are requesting a school which is out of your catchment area please complete an Out of Catchment Area Application K-Grade 5 Form and submit this with your package.

The lottery process will be conducted on a school by school basis and a waitlist will be established accordingly.

Only applications where all original supporting documentation has been received by the deadline of 3 pm on Friday January 31st will be included in the lottery. Applications received after the deadline will not be included in the lottery process but will be added to a waitlist according to Saanich Schools enrolling priorities.

Approximately 14 days after registration closes, families to whom offers are made will be contacted by email.