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PROGRAMS OFFERED AT LAKEVIEW P.S.


Beginning in September 2016 OCDSB's two-year Kindergarten program became bilingual. The Early French Immersion Program (EFI) begins in Grade 1. In total, there are 300 minutes of instruction each school day, with the French/English breakdown for the bilingual Kindergarten and EFI programs as follows:

Grade

Minutes of French Instruction per 300-Minute Day

Year 1 Kindergarten (JK) 150
Year 2 Kindergarten (SK) 150
1 240 (English Language & Math taught in English)
2 to 5 180 (English Language & Math taught in English)

Lakeview's two-year bilingual Kindergarten program offers a full day of English instruction and a full day of French instruction on alternate days.

OCDSB also offers a Middle French Immersion program which begins at Grade 4. For those students living within Lakeview's boundaries, the home school for the MFI program would be Bells Corners.

REGISTRATION

For the 2017-2018 school year beginning September 2017, students entering Junior Kindergarten must be born in 2013 and live within our catchment boundary. The official registration period begins the week of Monday, January 23, 2017. The following documents are required at time of registration:

(i) a completedApplication for Admission to Elementary School. This application is available on-line and in paper format. Once completed, the application must be brought to Lakeview's school office with the other required documentation:

(ii) proof of child’s age (birth certificate, Citizenship Card, Passport, Baptismal Certificate, or registration of birth document). We cannot accept a Permanent Resident Card or Ontario Health card as proof of age.

(iii) proof of family’s address (minimum of two of the following: property tax bill, assessment notice, purchase/sale agreement or rental agreement for a separately assessed unit, utility bills, driver’s license. Please note that utility bills and driver's licenses cannot be used together as the 2 pieces of proof. One of the other pieces, such as a rental agreement, must also be submitted.

(iv) if child born outside of Canada, please bring child’s Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Citizenship Card or other relevant documentation. If child’s status changes at any time, please advise the school and provide documentation.

(v) custody papers, if applicable.

Report your child's immunization to Ottawa Public Health directly using one of these methods:

Student whose first or primary language in not English, or who have not previously attended school in English, or who have been in Canada less than one year will need to register at OCDSB's Family Reception Centre instead of at the school. For more information on who needs to visit the Family Reception Centre, please click on the link.

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM

The Early Learning Program is a Ministry of Education initiative that brought Full-Day Kindergarten to Ontario. There are two components to the program — the Core Program which represents the full-day classroom component and the Extended Day Program which represents the before and after school program.

In the Core Program certified teachers and registered early childhood educators work together to deliver the Full-Day Kindergarten Program. Students receive instruction and play-based learning with both the teacher and the early childhood educator. The students develop their capacity in language and mathematics, and build a strong foundation for future learning. In addition they engage in healthy physical activities and enjoy arts education. Full-Day Kindergarten offers students the opportunity to develop skills to become more comfortable in social settings and to interact with their peers and the adults who guide them.

All schools with kindergarten classes in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board offer the Full-Day Early Learning Program for junior and senior kindergarten students. Please visit the OCDSB website at www.ocdsb.ca /programs/ExtendedDay/Program for more information.

The Extended Day Program is offered at Lakeview for students in JK to Grade 5. All Extended Day Programs are designed to provide before and after-school programming for children registered within the school and will be led by a Registered Early Childhood Educator. The Extended Day Program is an optional program that is offered for a fee where 3 or more children are enrolled.

TRANSPORTATION

Eligibility for school buses is as follows: more than 800 metres (0.8 km) from pick-up/drop-off address to school for Junior and Senior Kindergarten; 1.6 km from pick-up/drop-off address to school for grades 1 to 8. Once your child has registered at Lakeview, you can check bus stop information (location and time) using the Stop Locator. If information does not pop up, your child has not been assigned a seat. Call our office to check eligibility. A

School Bus Safety Awareness Day for first time riders will be held on Sunday, August 28 at various locations. Visit www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/resources/sad for more information.

Variable Transportation

Families with joint custody arrangements and two home addresses may be eligible for Variable Transportation if both addresses are within Lakeview's boundaries and both are eligible for transportation. Certain conditions will apply. The DEADLINE for applying for variable transportation for the 2015-2016 school year is Monday, June 1. Click here for a link to the application form (TRA-T22A). A schedule must also be completed (TRA-T22B).

Empty Seat Policy

Students who are not eligible for a bus may apply for an empty seat. Applications are available on-line and at the school office. Please note that there may not be enough empty seats for everyone who applies. OCDSB policy states that Principals may not assign empty seats before October 1 each year. Empty seat students must reapply each year, and are not able to ride the school bus in September.

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