CSD Multilingual Learner Connection

English Learner Parent Newsletter - Spring 2022 Edition

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the Cambrian School District 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's multilingual learners and their families. We hope that the information provided will support you and your multilingual learner to develop their English language skills as well as supporting your child to continue to retain and develop their primary language as well. The Cambrian School District highly values and supports the cultural and language diversity in our community. We encourage and welcome your partnership.

YOUR VOICE MATTERS! PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO COMPLETE OUR SURVEY!

CONGRATULATIONS! Reclassified Fluent English Proficient Students 2021-2022

The Governing Board recognized the outstanding efforts of Cambrian students who have earned the reclassification to be fluent English-proficient students. These students have mastered the state standards for academic achievement: Reclassified Fluent English Proficient. The goal of the Cambrian School District's English Learner Program is to support English Learner students to rapidly develop grade-level English language proficiency. Congratulations to these exceptional students!


To view the list of Reclassified Fluent English Proficient students please click here.


For more information about the CSD Reclassification process, please visit our district website:https://www.cambriansd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=3588

FREE Language Support Through Language Line

If you ever need an interpreter when communicating with your child's teacher or the school staff please request the language support service available through Language Line! A personal live interpreter is always available to help in any language. Please contact your child's teacher or the school office on how to access this free service.

Transitional Kindergarten for 2022-23 ENROLLMENT HAPPENING NOW!

Great News!


Transitional Kindergarten (TK) enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is currently taking place.


The enacted budget establishes the path toward the expansion of Universal TK by phasing in, from the 2022-23 through 2025-26 school years. School districts are required to admit eligible students to a TK program.


In addition, as a condition of receiving state funds, a school district shall do all of the following:

  • Maintain an average TK class enrollment of no more than 24 students.
  • 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. This means that there will be a ratio of two educators for every 10 students in each TK classroom, including credentialed TK teachers.


TK Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year!

  • Children who were born between 9/2/2017 - 2/2/2018 are eligible for TK in 2022-2023
  • Children who were born between 9/2/2018 - 4/2/2019 are eligible for TK in 2023-2024
  • Children who were born between 9/2/2019 - 9/1/2020 are eligible for TK in 2024-2025


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.

Great Opportunity for Parent Involvement! Join Your School 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). This committee includes English learner parents and staff who advise the principal on school programs and services and the development of the school plan for English learners. Parents of English learners are elected to be a part of the committee and one of the members serves as the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) representative. Please contact your child’s school principal for more information on 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 Students in Grades 6-8

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


Please contact your child's school or Chrissy Terwilliger, Teacher on Special Assignment, at terwilligerc@cambriansd.com to find out if this free tutoring service is available for your child.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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


Hania Garcia

Administrative Assistant

garciah@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