English Language Learners
English Language Development Programs for our EL Students
Structured English Immersion Program
This program is for all ELL students in ELPAC levels 1-4 at all grade levels.
A language instructional program (LIP) designed for English learners in which nearly all classroom instruction is provided in English with curriculum and a presentation designed for students who are learning English. The goals of this program are language proficiency and academic achievement in English. Students receive instruction in designated and integrated English language development (ELD) based on the state-adopted CA ELD standards and grade-level content instruction based on the state-adopted academic standards. Some instruction and/or support may be provided in the students' native language. Program models in addition to Structured English Immersion may include English Language Mainstream, or other program models in which all or nearly all instruction is delivered in English.
This program is for our middle school students.
A language instructional program (LIP) designed for English learners who are new to the country with less than 12 months of schooling in the United States. This program provides instruction in designated and integrated English language development (ELD) based on the state-adopted CA ELD standards and grade-level content instruction based on the state-adopted academic standards. Instruction and/or support may be provided in the students’ native language. Program models vary. This program has clear entry and exit criteria, with goals and timelines defined.
Heritage Language combined with FLES (Foreign Languange in Elementary School Program for TK_2nd grade
A language instructional program (LIP) in English for non-English speakers or students with limited literacy skills in their first language in combination with a FLES program which provides weekly Spanish instruction for all students regardless of their first language. English learners will also receive instruction in designated and integrated English language development (ELD) based on the state-adopted CA ELD standards, and all students are provided grade-level content instruction based on the state-adopted academic standards.
Our district-level English Learner Advisory Committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise district officials on English learner programs and services is combined with our site level ELAC due to the size of our district.
Each California public school district with 51 or more English learners must form a District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) unless the district designates for this purpose a subcommittee of an existing districtwide advisory committee.
The DELAC shall advise the school district governing board on at least the following tasks:
Development of a district master plan for education programs and services for English learners. The district master plan will take into consideration the school site master plans.
Conducting of a district wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.
Establishment of district program, goals, and objectives for programs and services for English learners.
Development of a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and/or teacher aide requirements.
Review and comment on the school district reclassification procedures.
Review and comment on the written notifications required to be sent to parents and guardians.
If the DELAC acts as the English learner parent advisory committee under California Education Code Sections 52063(b)(1) and 52062(a)(2), the DELAC shall also review and comment on the development or annual update of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).*
Parents or guardians of English learners shall constitute the majority membership (51 percent or more) of the committee.
Each school's English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) shall have the opportunity to elect at least one of its members to be a site representative DELAC member. If the district has 31 or more ELACs, it may use a system of proportional or regional representation.
School districts shall provide DELAC members with appropriate training materials and training which will assist them in carrying out their required advisory responsibilities. Training shall be planned in full consultation with committee members, and funds from appropriate resources may be used to meet the costs of providing the training to include the costs associated with the attendance of the members at training sessions.
California Education Code, sections 35147, 52062(a)(2), 52063(b), 52069, 62002.5, and 64001(a)
California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11308 and 15495(b)
Meeting Schedule for 2021/22 school year: (note: per parent input we will hold most meetings in person, but provide some opportunities for Zoom meetings)