Bilingual Education and World Languages (English as a New Language)
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The district will comply with the English Language Learners (ELLs) identification and initial enrollment process as required by Commissioner’s Regulations Part 154.
Required instructional units of study for ELLs will be provided based on their most-recently-measured English language proficiency level during in-person or hybrid instruction. Instructional staff will be encouraged to use visuals and demonstrations on hygiene and safety protocols such as hand-washing. Staff will check student understanding of that information.
The district will use a variety of resources to translate communication for parents/guardians and students. These include in-person interpreters, written translations, bilingual glossaries for students, over-the-phone interpreting services, as well as digital tools.
If schools are closed or closing due to COVID-19, ELL families will have access to all updates in their identified languages.
For information about regular communication and engagement with parents/guardians/guardians of English-language learners, visit the Communication/Family and Community Engagement section.