ELD Department News

Mark Your Calendars!

ESL Celebration April 21st at Douglas County High School

The ESL Celebration is right around the corner!! This year's theme is "Pass the Torch", and it will be held in the Douglas County High School commons area from 6:00-7:30 P.M. Please complete the following items to help make this event the wonderful event it has become:

Save the date, and we hope to see you there!

A Step Ahead - Incoming Kindergarten Outreach

A Step Ahead is an opportunity for families of incoming, potential ELs to learn about what to expect in elementary school. Please distribute the flyers (attached to the email containing this newsletter) to families who have enrolled Kindergarten potential English Learners for the 2016-2017 school year.

This year we will have two sessions - one at South Ridge Elementary in Castle Rock, and one at Redstone Elementary in Highlands Ranch. Please see the flyers for more information!

Early Identification W-APT Window

Due to your positive feedback, ESL Teachers may assess incoming secondary potential ELs and incoming Kindergarten potential ELs during the assigned "Early Identification" assessment windows. Please review the processes, dates, and expectations on this document. Please note: Secondary teachers will be eligible for pay if students are assessed outside the regular contracted days; elementary teachers will not be paid because due to the ability to assess students during the regular work day.

Following assessment, submit all paperwork (as usual) to Christina Levesque at Wilcox. For more information and processes, see the District ELD/ESL Google site.

ELD Think Tank - May 3rd!!

The next Think Tank will take place on May 3, 2016 from 12:00-3:00 at the HOPE Online Learning Center.

If you haven't already done so, please complete this brief form to submit your session preferences.

Thank you!