Families interested in enrolling their incoming kindergartner in the Spanish/English Dual Language Program can indicate so by completing a Dual Language application after completing the kindergarten registration process. This application and registration should be completed and submitted by February 22nd, 2024 to be entered into the Dual Language Lottery.   Please note that indicating interest in the Dual Language Program does not guarantee acceptance into the Dual Language program.  Also, acceptance to the Dual Language program does not guarantee enrollment into the AM/PM preference.

    The public Dual Language Lottery will be hosted virtually at 6:30 p.m. on April 3rd, 2024. Confirmation emails and lottery details will be sent to parents who have indicated interest through the application process and have completed the D41 registration. 

    Student Selection

    All Dual Language applicants are required to complete a home language survey during registration.  Multilingual students are required to participate in a language screening assessments to determine English Learning services eligibility.  Monolingual English-speaking students do not need to be screened.

    Selection for participation in the Dual Language Program is prioritized in the following order: Selection for participation in the Dual Language Program is prioritized in the following order:

    1. Siblings of current Dual Language students. 
    2. Students residing in Churchill boundaries.
    3. Students in other D41 schools boundaries.

    Acceptance in the Dual Language program is based on application status, screening results and program capacity.

    All parents, including parents of students with siblings who already participate in the Dual Language Program, must submit the Dual Language Application by the 4pm deadline.

    Dual language siblings, then other Churchill residents WILL receive priority placement consideration. If the number of siblings and Churchill applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, a Churchill lottery will be held.

    If siblings and Churchill residents DO NOT utilize all the program spaces, opportunities for participation will be opened up to remaining applicants from other District schools.

    If the number of districtwide applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, a second lottery will be held.

    The names of students not selected for immediate entrance into the program due to capacity will be placed on a waiting list based in the order in which their names were drawn in the lottery. all names received will be drawn to determine the waiting list order. 

    Should a spot become available in the kindergarten dual language program, students placed on the waiting list are eligible for enrollment in the program during the first month of the start of the school year in August.  NOTE: Native English speakers may only enter the program during kindergarten

    A student who moves into the district and was previously enrolled in an equivalent program will be allowed to enter the program if space allows. 

    What happens after the lottery?

    Notification letters of program acceptance status will be sent home to families on April 10th, 2024. Parents must accept or decline the placement offer.  If accepted, parents and students may attend the kindergarten round-up meeting at Churchill elementary on Thursday, May 9th, 2024