Pasco Schools ELL Parent Newsletter

VOL VIII - September 2021

Our ELL/ESOL Newcomer Guide is up on our website!

Did you know that Pasco County's website has a Newcomer Guide specially tailored for ESOL families?

In that guide, you will be able to find lots of information regarding ESOL services in our county. Click on this link to find it!

Need activities to do with your student? Read below!

In this link, you can find activities to start conversations with your children about your family, what they like to play, how they feel, what sounds they hear at home or community, and the weather, in four different languages!

Did you signed up for a Parent Account?

Let's be safe on the road: watch for school buses.

Florida Statute 316.0815 states that “vehicles must yield the right-of-way to a publicly owned transit bus traveling in the same direction which has signaled and is reentering the traffic flow from a specifically designated pullout bay”. Please use the following infographics as a reference. Fines are associated with violations of this law.
Infographics showing when to stop for school buses

Stay Involved!

It might sound obvious, but parental involvement during the school year is essential to student success. There are numerous programs and services offered, both by the district and third parties, designed to help you maximize your involvement in your child’s education. Please review the following links for more information, or call the Office for Student Support Programs and Services.


Remember, quality education requires a community commitment:

Student Code of Conduct 2021-2022

Every year, Pasco County Schools publishes the Student Code of Conduct that all schools follow. Please use this link to find our up-to-date Code of Conduct.

Do you want to help your student with work at home? Fall English Classes are now open for parents!

Now that school is in full session, parents are more inclined to learn English to help their students with homework during the school year. Pasco County Schools offers English Language classes to those adults interested in learning English as a second language!


Classes and locations are as follows:


Pasco Adult Education (PAE) at Wesley Chapel High School offers daytime classes in two schedules to pick from:


  • Monday thru Friday from 8 to 11 am or
  • Monday thru Friday from 11:30 to 2 pm.


PAE more info is in this link.


Marchman Technical College (MTC) offers daytime and evening classes in three schedules to pick from:


  • Daytime Monday thru Friday from 9 to 12 PM or
  • Daytime Monday thru Friday from 1 to 4 PM or
  • Evening Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 8 PM.


MTC more info on this link.


A non-refundable fee of $31.20 will be required at the moment of registration. This includes the cost of the CASAS test and the first semester. Each semester will cost $30 after that.

Meet your Parent Leadership Council!

The ESOL Parent Leadership Council is always looking for new members!

The ESOL Parent Leadership Council is a district-wide forum for English Language Learners (ELL) parents and interested community members to help the District identify ELL students' educational needs and priorities.

Interested? Contact our ELL Parent and Community Engagement Coach!

lojeda@pasco.k12.fl.us

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Did you know?

It's never too late to learn! Pasco County Schools offers adult education at two convenient campuses for students seeking job training or their GED. See how you can take the next step for your future. Click on the image to learn more.

Questions about this Newsletter?

Please contact Luisa Ojeda Vera, Pasco County ELL Parent and Community Engagement Coach at lojeda@pasco.k12.fl.us (English - Spanish).

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