Palmerston Avenue is considered a "closed" school, which means that we are unable to admit students who live outside of our catchment area. Under certain circumstances, students who are enrolled in the Palmerston Community Daycare are able to enter into English Junior Kindergarten Program at Palmerston. Please see below for more information.
From TDSB Procedure 545
child who is eligible to attend school has the right to attend a designated
school based on the home address of his or her parent(s) or guardian(s).
child enrolled in a school-based, licensed child care centre has the right to
attend the host school, even when it is not the child’s designated school by
are considered “in district” as long as they attend the child care centre
located within the host school; these children should
not be required to
complete an Optional Attendance application. If children are
the child care centre, they will be required to return to their designated
school based on home address. However, if space is available at the host
school, an application to remain may be made through the Optional Attendance
the case of Immersion and Extended French programs, placement is determined by
not by child care location. Child care operators
are encouraged to explain this to parents at the time of registration to ensure
that the implications of having children attend a child care centre outside the
home school are fully understood.
9.5 It is
recommended that schools and school-based child care centres work together to
coordinate registration and admission practices in the following ways:
care operators are encouraged, wherever possible, to give priority to children
living in the school’s designated attendance area.
early January of each year, child care operators should advise the principal of
the number of children (according to licensed capacity) likely to enter school
from that child care centre. This will assist the administration in school
care operators should provide a current list of the names and addresses of all
children enrolled in the child care centre who will be attending the school.
(Parental approval to share information must first be obtained through the
Information-Sharing Consent Form, 692A, which should be part of the child care
registration package.) This list will serve as verification that those children
living outside the school’s attendance area are registered in the school-based
child care centre and will assist the school in maintaining an up-to-date
record of out-ofarea students.
school shall provide a letter to the parents/guardians of children living
outside the school attendance area, stating that should the child be withdrawn
from that particular child care centre, the child will be required to return to
the designated school based on home address, or the parent/guardian may apply
to have the child remain at the current school through the Board’s Optional
Attendance process. The letter also provides information regarding registration
in French programs.
Click here to see the TDSB Optional Attendance Policy.