Optional Attendance Form
Application for an Elementary program at a school outside the resident area
Rev. October 2020
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Name of Requested School:
Home or Sending School:
Requested Start Date:
For Grade :
Does a sibling presently attend the requested school?
Yes No
If Yes: Name of Sibling
Parents please note: Transportation is not provided for Optional Attendance students
Applicants Information:
Birthdate: _(DD/MM/YY)
Apt. # Postal Code:
Student School I.D. Number: _
Surname: Given Names:
Student’s Address:
Present Grade/Class:
Is the applica
nt under Op
tional Attendance at the present school? Yes No
Parent/Guardian Information:
Parent/Guardian’s Name: _ Business Phone Number: _
Parent/Guardian’s e-mail address (Print Clearly): ________________________________________________________________________
Child Care Information:
Will the child be attending Day Care? Yes No
Name of Day Care: _ Telephone of Day Care:
Address of Day Care:
Schools and Programs Applied for under Optional Attendance:
Specialized Programs/ Schools
Regular Programs/ Schools
Conditions on the reverse of this form have been read and agreed to:
Parent/Guardian Typed Signature:
Current School Principal (or Designate) Signature: Date:
For Office Use Only: Requested School’s Decision: Accepted Not Accepted
Signature of Requested School Principal: __________________________ Date: ______________________________________
Distribution: 1 copy: To Parent/Guardian when decision is made
1 copy: To TDSB Home or Sending School
Please Note the Following:
Rev. October 2020
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Priority of placement in the requested school will be based on a lottery if applications exceed
the space available at the requested school.
2) If admitted, a student is expected to continue at the requested school until graduation.
3) To return to the home school by address:
a) Regular Programs: Student must apply through Optional Attendance to return to the home
b) Specialized Programs: If the Specialized program does not meet the student’s needs, the student
is free to return to his/her home school at an appropriate intake opportunity without reapplying
through the Optional Attendance process
c) Alternative Schools: If the Alternative school does not meet the student’s needs, the student is
free to return to his/her home school at an appropriate intake opportunity without reapplying through
the Optional Attendance process.
(a) Optional Attendance forms will be made available on the first Monday of November.
Applications may be submitted to the school following release of the Optional Attendance
forms, but no offers of admission can be made prior to February 19, 2021. Any offers of
admission before February 19, 2021 will be considered null and void.
(b) Applications must be received by Friday, February 12, 2021.
(c) A lottery, if necessary, will be held to determine the successful applicants.
(d) Parents/guardians will be informed of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than March
5, 2021.
(e) Parents/guardians must inform the requested school of their acceptance of the offer by
Friday, March 26, 2021.
Note: It is the parent/guardians responsibility to deliver this application to the school or schools of
Notice of Collection
The Toronto District School Board (the “TDSB”) collects, uses, retains, and shares personal information for the purposes of planning, administering, and
delivering its educational programs and services. The purpose of this collection is to provide the information needed to offer admission to students applying
from outside the assigned attendance catchment area should pupil spaces be available in the school. The collection, use and disclosure of personal
information for these purposes are expressly authorized under the authority of sections 36(1), 39(1), 49(4)(5) and 58(5) of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990,
c.E.2. as amended and its regulations The information is retained in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act,
R.S.O. 1990, c. M. 56. This information will be shared with the school administrator, office assistants, school Superintendent of Education, School Council
chair(s) and local Trustee in order to administer the above noted purposes. Questions about this collection should be directed to the school principal.