English Learner Family Updates

Fall 2022

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Welcome

EL Families,

We understand how important it is for families to have an active role in education. We hope this page provides you with information you can use to help support your student(s). If you have questions about any of the information on this page, contact your child's ESL teacher.


Translation and Interpretation

If you would like to receive communication (forms, documents, etc.) from your child's school translated to a language other than English, contact your school's office secretary.

If you would like to review any school-related documents, and require translation services, contact your school's office secretary to schedule an appointment for in-person interpretation.

Student Calendar and School Hours

Click here to see the 2022-2023 School Calendar. Specific school hours are in the image below. The school year begins August 29, 2022 and ends June 13, 2023 unless there are circumstances that cause the dates to change.
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ESL Teacher Names and Locations

Elementary

Bethel Manor - S. Ahmed
Coventry - S. Ahmed and K. Swartwood
Dare and Mt. Vernon - C. Miles
Grafton Bethel and Seaford - M. Wright
Magruder and Waller Mill - L. Richardson
Tabb - H. Emerson and R. Hughes
Yorktown - D. Balanta Grueso


Middle

Grafton - K. Coyle

Queens Lake - H. Colon

Tabb - B. Shelton

Yorktown - D. Balanta Grueso


High

Bruton - H. Colon

Grafton - K. Coyle

Tabb - B. Shelton

York - D. Balanta Grueso

Rycor and MySchoolBucks

Rycor

Rycor is an online form and payment system used by YCSD. Annual forms, such as the Acceptable Use Policy, are found on Rycor. Click here to log in to Rycor.


MySchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks is an online payment service that allows parents to add money to and check on student cafeteria purchases.


More information about online payments can be found on the YCSD website. Click here to visit YCSD's online payment information page.

FEV Tutor

Students in grades 3-12 can access free, one-on-one online tutoring through FEV tutor. FEV tutor offers support in core content areas (English/language arts, science, math, social studies) and Advanced Placement subjects. Support is available on-demand and through schedule weekly sessions. FEV Tutor can be accessed through Clever.

FEV Tutor also has a language-translation tool available to students who wish to receive instruction in different languages.


For more information, visit the YCSD FEV Tutor information page here.


FEV Tutor Family Informational Webinar

FEV Tutor Academic Specialist, Britani Kerns, a former educator, will present a live demo of the FEV Tutor platform and answer questions from parents and guardians regarding FEV Tutoring. Two webinar dates are being offered and both will contain the same information. Each webinar is approximately one hour in length. These webinars will be recorded and available on the YCSD FEV Tutor website.

To register for one of the webinars, click on a link below:

Community Announcements

The York County School Division offers local businesses and organizations the opportunity to share information with students and parents regarding educational/enrichment activities, events and opportunities, which are either available to YCSD students or support division programs. These flyers are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the York County School Division or the schools, but are made available as a community service for our families.


Click the link below to see the YCSD Community Announcements Page:

Community Announcements Page

ACCESS for ELs Test Information

ACCESS Assessment and Results

This short video explains the ACCESS test and results:

What does ACCESS Score Report tell me?


¿Qué me dice el informe individual del estudiante de la prueba ACCESS?

Adult Education

York County School Division - English for Speakers of Other Languages

The York County School Division is now part of the Peninsula Regional Education Program.


The Peninsula Regional Education Program offers instruction for adult learners in basic skills, GED Certification, English skills acquisition, and workforce training to effectively prepare individuals for college, careers, and citizenship.


York County School Division's Adult Education offers GED and ESL Classes. These classes will be offered in-person and/or online for the 2022-2023 school year.


Click the image to find more information.

Literacy for Life

(for adults in the Bruton High, Queens Lake Middle, Magruder/Waller Mill Elementary zone)


Literacy for life provides individualized, one-to-one and small group tutoring for adults in reading, writing and math skills as well as instruction in English for speakers of other languages. The program also supports learners pursuing high school completion through the General Educational Development (GED) Test.


Click the link to make an appointment or learn more about the program: https://www.literacyforlife.org/students

English Learner Program Common Forms

These are the forms you will see at the beginning of the school year. Below, you will find a brief description of what the forms are and what role they play in providing EL services to your student.
Notification for Continuation
  • Sent out every year
  • Beginning of school year (or upon student arrival)
  • Lets you know your student’s language level
  • Lets you know your student is in the program
EL Instructional Plan
  • Sent out every semester
  • Beginning and middle of school year (or upon student arrival)
  • Lets you know your student’s scores on the ACCESS Test or WIDA Screener
  • Shows accommodations students will receive in classroom
  • Shows student language goals

YCSD Test Names and Information

Students take a variety of tests during the school year. The results from these tests provide teachers with data to best inform their instruction.

See below for a copy of the test names and information in Korean, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese (Mandarin).