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SD8 hosts Virtual French Immersion Information Sessions

Families in both Creston and Nelson who are interested in the Late French Immersion Program can now register for a virtual information night session. School District 8 – Kootenay Lake offers late French immersion as a vibrant and competitive program of choice.

Up to 60 students are accepted into the Nelson program each year, and a new program in Creston that can accommodate up to 27 students will be offered for the 2021-2022 school year. All students who have successfully completed the preceding year and are residents in School District 8 – Kootenay Lake are eligible to apply. If applications exceed allowable numbers, a lottery draw will be held if necessary.

This year, information sessions will be hosted virtually, and parents are encouraged to register in advance at https://www.sd8.bc.ca/programs/french. Information sessions will be hosted by Innovative Learning District staff and interested students are being asked to attend with a parent or guardian.

Virtual Information Sessions:

  • Nelson Program (Trafalgar Middle – Grades 6-9, LV Rogers – Grade 10-12)
    • Virtual Information Family Night: Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (PST)
  • Creston Program (Canyon-Lister Elementary School – Grades 5-7)
    • Virtual Information Family Night: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (MST)

Formal Registration for the program will open 9 am on Thursday, January  21st via a digital webform that will be posted on the District website. The link form will also be sent out via email to all eligible families. Priority for admission into the Creston program will be given to Grade 5 students this particular year, although all students in Grades 5-7 are eligible to apply.


For more information:

Tamara Malloff, District Principal – Innovative Learning Services


About the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake):

The Board of Education of School District No. 8 provides educational services to numerous diverse communities in the East & West Kootenays, including Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, South Slocan, Winlaw, Wynndel and Yahk. Its dedicated team focuses on providing the best possible educational opportunities for over 5,400 students and their families. Its mission is to focus on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment.