English Learner Parent Connection

Cambrian School District - Winter Edition 2021

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to our Newsletter for Parents of English Learners. In this newsletter, you will find information regarding different topics that are informative and educational for our Cambrian School District English Learners and their families.

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Universal Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year begins on January 24, 2022.


TK Enrollment for 2022-23

  • Students born between 9/2/2017 - 2/2/2018 are eligible for TK in 2022-2023


The enacted budget establishes the path toward universal TK by phasing in, from the 2022-23 through 2025-26 school years, the requirement to admit eligible students to a TK program. As a condition of funds, an LEA shall do all of the following:

  • Maintain an average TK class enrollment of no more than 24 students for each school site.
  • Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, maintain a staff-to-student ratio of 1:12.
  • Beginning in the 2023-24 school year and for each year thereafter, maintain a staff-to-student ratio of 1:10 students.


For more information about TK and whether you can enroll your child for TK for the 2022-23 school year, please visit our TK Website link: https://www.cambriansd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1771.

REMINDER! CSD Community Parent Language Network Opportunity

Please take a few minutes to complete the Language Network Survey. CSD would like to provide our EL families the opportunity to connect with other families who share a common primary language other than English.


If you are interested in creating, joining, or learning more about the CSD School Community Parent Language Network, please complete the survey below. If there is enough interest for a particular language network group, a parent coordinator will reach out to you.


CLICK HERE to complete this short survey.

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Whenever there are 21 or more English Learners at a school site, there needs to be a functioning English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The committee advises the principal on the development of the school plan for English Learners. The committee assists the school by conducting the needs assessment and administration of the language census. The parents of English Learners are elected and one of the members serves as the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) representative. Please contact your child’s school for more information on the ELAC and how you can get involved in supporting your child's education. For more information, please visit the district website: https://www.cambriansd.org/Page/1105

PAPER: 24/7 Online Tutoring Support for Middle Schoolers

PAPER is a free online tutoring service that is available 24 hours a day. All Price Middle School students enrolled in English Language Development or a Language Arts or Math Support Class have access. This service is available for the 2021-22 school year made possible by the Expanded Learning Learning Opportunity Plan with one-time COVID-19 funds.


Students can log in using their Clever accounts, and will be paired with a virtual tutor within seconds. Tutors can help with any subject area - they can even give feedback/editing advice on writing assignments! For more information about the PAPER online tutoring service, please visit the following website: https://www.cambriansd.org/Page/3853

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Language Line - FREE Language Support!

If you ever need a interpreter when communicating with your school or teacher please request the language line! A personal interpreter is always available to help in any language. Please contact your teacher or the school office on how to access this free service.

Colorin Colorado - A bilingual site for educators and families of English learners

As a parent, there are many ways that you can help your child succeed every single day! These bilingual parent resources offer tips on helping your child learn to read, succeed in school, and learn a new language. They also provide information about the U.S. school system and share ideas on how to build a relationship with your child’s teacher and school. Find out more HERE!

Kidappolis: School Edition

Kidappolis: School Edition is an app that provides interactive, caregiver-led early learning opportunities. With Kidappolis, caregivers walk children ages 2-10 through a series of mini skill assessments to identify the child’s primary areas of need. They receive personalized, curated app recommendations that foster specific early learning, literacy, and numeracy goals. Caregivers receive an easy-to-use playlist of on- and offline learning activities that build their child's confidence, so families can enjoy bonding while learning together. Cambrian has partnered with Litlab (https://www.litlab.org/kidappolis) to provide free access to Kidappolis.


To learn more, watch this short video. (https://youtu.be/bQRa5041C1w)


To download the Kidappolis: School Edition app (App Store, Google Play) and get started, see this flier (http://bit.ly/3mp967w)!

Educational Services Department Contact Information

Linh Nguyen

Assistant Superintendent

nguyenl@cambriansd.com


Susan Ahmann

Administrative Assistant

ahmanns@cambriansd.com


Kristin Fery

TOSA, ELD/Tier II, Elementary

Supporting Sartorette & Bagby

feryk@cambriansd.com


Emily White

TOSA, ELD/Tier II, Elementary

Supporting Fammatre & Farnham

whitee@cambriansd.com


Chrissy Terwilliger

TOSA, ELD/Tier II, Middle School

terwilligerc@cambriansd.com