West Guelph French Immersion (FI) Boundary Review
At the September 26, 2017, Board meeting, Trustees approved several recommendations from the West Guelph French Immersion (FI) Boundary Review – Final Boundary Review Report.
These recommendations include the approval of Option 3, which confirms the new FI enrolment caps and boundaries for Gateway Drive Public School (JK-3 FI), Willow Road Public School (grades 4-8 FI) as well as altered FI enrolment caps and boundaries for Paisley Road Public School (JK-6 FI) and John McCrae Public School (JK-8 FI).
Option 3 involves starting FI at Gateway Drive PS in 2018/19 with JK and SK, and growing the program growing by a grade a year. Effective September 2023, Willow Road PS will accommodate grades 4-5 FI feeding from Gateway Drive PS. Willow Road PS will continue to grow by a grade each year to accommodate grades 4-8 FI by 2026/2027.
The approved recommendations also include a change to the grade configurations at Paisley Road PS and John McCrae PS. Paisley Road PS will grow by a grade a year to again become JK-6 FI. Students from within the new Paisley Road PS FI boundary will continue to attend John McCrae PS for grades 7 and 8 FI.
For the full list of approved recommendations and associated boundary maps, please visit: www.ugdsb.ca/wgbr. Stay tuned for future communications regarding timelines and the implementation of transition plans pertaining to this process.