Pasco Schools ELL Parent Newsletter

VOL VII - August 2021

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.

Your Important Role as a Parent of an ESOL student.

Families play a very important role in their student’s academic success. Being involved in their educational journey is as easy as following these three steps:

  • Ask about the three most important learning goals your student has in Reading and Math for the school year. Learn what your student should be able to understand and do by the end of the year.
  • Communicate with your child’s teacher often and learn how well they are performing and working towards those learning goals. If there are any gaps, ask how the school is helping your student close those gaps.
  • Ask your child’s teacher(s) what you can do at home to help your student reach those goals. Research shows that reading at home for at least twenty minutes a day translates into a broader vocabulary and reading fluency. Practicing Math facts regularly helps students build math fluency as well.

Get Ready to Get Involved: Create a Pasco County Parent Portal Account

What is a Pasco County Schools Parent Portal Account?

The MyStudent parent portal is a tool designed to enhance communication and parental involvement. This portal allows parents and guardians of all students to monitor their child’s progress in school by providing access to academic, attendance, and test history information, as well as teacher communication options.

Where to register or access your parent portal account:

Parents can register to have a parent portal using this link for parents to register.

Once registered, you may find it useful to review the following links for additional information relevant to your child’s return to the classroom:

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.

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!

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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 (English - Spanish).

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