RBERN for Parents

November 2020 RBERN E-News

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RBERN is funded through a contract with the New York State Education Department.

Welcome parents!

Please check out all the information that we have for the month of November!

November Fun Fact

On November 1st and 2nd, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated through Mexico and many other Latin American countries.

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. While the holiday originated in Mexico, it is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons). Learn how the Day of the Dead started and the traditions that make it unique.

Who, What & Where is CD RBERN? - Informational Webinar

Translation Services

Capital District RBERN displays a translation services list on their website. This list contains more than 80 language assistants offering about 19 or more languages.

Disclaimer: The Capital Region RBERN offers this list as a reference and does not endorse any particular entity.

**Your student’s school is required to provide you an interpreter for pertinent meetings and should also provide key information translated into your preferred native language.

La escuela de su hijo/a debe proporcionarle un intérprete para las reuniones pertinentes y también debe proporcionar información clave traducida a su idioma nativo preferido.

New York State Education Department

Parent Guide to Understanding the NYSESLAT Score Report

This document is intended to help families, students, educators, and the public to better understand the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT), and interpret the 2017 NYSESLAT Score Report for each English Language Learner (ELL) / Multilingual Learner (MLL).

PARENT DASHBOARD: The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is committed to making data available and easy to use. This site provides a first step so families can be better informed as they work to advance student achievement.

WNYT-TV Top Teacher Nomination

Do you know an AMAZING teacher in our region? Consider nominating her/him for the Top Teacher award here: https://wnyt.com/top-teacher/


ELL Parent Hotline #: (800) 469-8224

You may also contact the parent hotline team in writing at: NYS ELL Parent Website and Hotline Team c/o NYS Statewide Language RBERN at NYU Metro Center 726 Broadway – 5th Floor New York, NY 10003 nysparenthotline@nyu.edu

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National Domestic Workers Alliance


Work Safely

  • Events and trainings
  • Tips on how to work safely

Get Support

  • Need Emotional Support?
  • Looking for Relief Resources
  • Coronavirus Care Fund

Take Action

PBS KIDS for Parents

12 weeks of enhancing learning with fun activities to do with your child at home.

Unity for Literacy

Unity for Literacy is a site that offers a variety of digital books for children, guides about COVID-19 for adults and resources for teachers to use in classrooms. The best part is that it contains books narrated in 45 languages!


September 2020 Newsletter - coming soon

How to use Microsoft immersive reader to Translate - Spanish

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CORONAVIRUS TALE FOR CHILDREN to explain the coronavirus

CUENTO DEL CORONAVIRUS PARA NIÑOS para explicar el coronavirus

Golden Door Program, Office of New Incomers, & US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

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ENL Family 1-sheet regarding Summer/Fall changes