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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.

All students who have successfully completed the preceding year and are residents in School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) are eligible to apply for the program.

This year, information sessions will be hosted virtually, and parents are encouraged to register for the webinar in advance.  Information sessions will be hosted by Innovative Learning District staff.

Virtual Information Sessions:

  • Creston Program (Canyon-Lister Elementary School – Grades 5-7)
    Virtual Information Family Night: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (MST)
  • Nelson Program (Trafalgar Middle – Grades 6-9, LV Rogers – Grade 10-12)
    Virtual Information Family Night: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (PST)

Formal Registration for the SD8 French Immersion program will open 9 am on Thursday, January 13, 2022 via a digital webform that will be posted on the District website. The link will also be sent out via email to all eligible families including those who attended the information night sessions. Priority for admission into the Creston program will be given to incoming Grade 5 students, though registration for the Grade 6 and Grade 7 French Immersion is welcome.

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.