Consultation | New School in Saint-Lin-Laurentides

FAQ

When will this new school open?

The new elementary school is scheduled to welcome its first students by September 2024.

Where will the school be located, what is the address?

The new school will be located at 878, 9th Avenue in Saint-Lin-Laurentides in the Lanaudière region. 

How will Pinewood zoning be revised?

The School Board is at the very beginning of the rezoning process. Proposed criterion for rezoning are currently open for consultation with our community. All documents regarding rezoning criterion are updated as they become available on this page of the website. 

Will it be more inclusive of the Mascouche community?

The School Board is at the very beginning of the rezoning process. Proposed criterion for rezoning are currently open for consultation with our community. All documents regarding rezoning criterion are updated as they become available on this page of the website.

Does it take into account the fast demographic growth of the region?

Yes. Basing ourselves on the MEQ projections for the region, the rapid demographic rate has been considered in selecting the location and zoning for the new elementary school. 

How can I have my child stay at the same school?

Parents may choose to send their child(ren) to an out-of-zone school knowing that this is a process that needs to be renewed for each school year. If your child is granted out-of-zone status, transportation to and from school is the parents responsibility. The parent must register at their zoned school and complete a registration form as well as an out-of-zone request which can be found on the school board website. 

Are there any plans to have a high school in the Mascouche area, as there are more and more English-speaking families and also travelling time to the only High school in Rosemere is getting longer and longer because of increased traffic.

The SWLSB does not have any plans for a high school in the Mascouche area for the moment although infrastructure needs are reviewed annually. 

What will be the school schedule (hours)? Will there be transportation provided?

It is too early in the process to be able to determine start and end times for the school. These hours will be determined in accordance with transportation availability and capacity. When determining school zones, transportation is always considered in order to offer the best possible services. 

Will kids be able to go to the same school where they started elementary school?

Only part of the schools population will be affected by the rezoning. The displacement of students will be in accordance with the rezoning criterion that are presently being consulted upon. The possibility to attend a specific school is based on the enrolment criteria (link policy). Refer to 6.2 Enrolment Priority Order.

Will there be transportation provided, as school transportation seems difficult in this area.

Transportation services are provided as per our Transportation Policy 

Has the clause 5-3.26 that refers to the 50 km been considered?

This clause applies to the personnel of existing schools impactedThe year before the opening of the school, the HR department will follow the process stipulated in the collective agreement.

What proportion of students from each potential school would be displaced?

The displacement of students will be in accordance with the rezoning criterion that are presently being consulted upon. The possibility to attend a specific school is based on the enrolment criteria. Refer to 6.2 Enrolment Priority Order. 

How many classes will be opened?

The projection is to have a total of 16 classes ranging from 4-year-old kindergarten to grade 6.

How many minutes per week or general percentage will the FSL program have? 30%?

For the first year, subject-time allocation will be determined by the Provisional Governing Board. For all other years, the process to determine subject-time allocation will follow the SWLSB regular process.

What will the school’s educational program be? (English core, bilingual, French immersion)

It is too early in the process to determine the educational program for the new elementary school. Such a topic will be determined by the school’s Governing Board and be implemented according to the school’s subjecttime allocation. 

How is the new school capacity evaluated?

he capacity of the new school is based on MEQ projections for the next 5 years. 

The capacity of this new school will be 384 students. 

Will there be a pre-registration for this school?

The registration period of each school year is open in January and February of the previous school year.  

For an opening in September 2024, the registration period will begin in January 2024. 

Will there be a pre-K program?

As with all other 4-year-old kindergarten programs, a minimum number of registrations are required to open a class. Should the minimum number of registrations be met, the new school will offer the 4-year-old kindergarten program.

Will there be a committee to help set-up for the opening of the school?

A provisional Governing Board will be formed, and the school will also be allocated human resources in light of its enrolment. 

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