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Welcoming Newcomers

When your child registers with UCDSB, the staff at the school will:  

    • Welcome the family with an intake interview 
    • Conduct an English and Math initial assessment to see where your child's learning is at 
    • Continue to monitor and track their English proficiency progress 


Creating a welcoming and inclusive school environment for English language learners is a whole-school activity requiring the commitment of administrators, teachers, support staff, and other leaders within the school community. The reward for this committed effort is a dynamic and vibrant school environment that celebrates diversity as an asset and enriches the learning experience of all students. 

Many schools have Ambassador programs to help ease the transition and allow for new students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds to ask questions and have a group of peers to turn to when they find themselves in need of information.The secondary goal of this program is to help build a climate of acceptance for our incoming students who require more support due to linguistic or cultural differences. 

Community Contacts: 

Contact TR Leger School of Continuing Education to find out if they offer English as a Second Language classes for adults in your area. 1-877-875-3437 

Adult English as a Second Language classes: 
Cornwall: 613-933-9626 
Brockville: 613-342-1127 

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC): 
Cornwall: 613-933-9626 

Family Literacy: 
Cornwall: 613-933-9626 

1500 Cumberland Street, Cornwall K6J 4K9 613-933-9626
2288 Parkedale Avenue, Brockville K6V 5X3 613-342-1127

Updated January 2018

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