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BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND WORLD LANGUAGES

Each qualifying school and/or district reopening plan which reopens using in-person or hybrid instruction must complete the ELL identification process within 30 school days of the start of the school year for all students who enrolled during COVID-19 school closures in 2019-20, as well as all students who enroll during summer of 2020 and during the first 20 school days of the 2020-21 school year. After this 20 day flexibility period, identification of ELLs must resume for all students within required 10 school days of initial enrollment as required by Commissioner’s Regulations Part 154.

The District will continue to comply with the English Language Learner identification process for all students enrolled as outlined in the Commissioner’s Regulations Part 154, including completing the ELL identification process within 30 school days of the start of the school year for all students who enrolled during COVID-19 school closures, as well as all students who enroll during summer of 2020 and during the first 20 days of school of the 2020-21 school year.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must provide required instructional Units of Study (or, for charter schools, the applicable program outlined in the school’s charter) to all ELLs based on their most recently measured English language proficiency level during in-person or hybrid instruction.

The District will continue to provide required instructional Units of Study to all ELLs based on their most recently measured English language proficiency level during in-person or hybrid instruction.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure the maintenance of regular communication with parents/guardians of ELLs to ensure that they are engaged in their children’s education during the reopening process, and provide all communications for parents/guardians of ELLs in their preferred language and mode of communication.

In addition to parent communication by the District, School and classroom teacher, the District will utilize ELL staff to ensure regular communication with parents / guardians of ELL to ensure they are engaged during the reopening process. We will provide all communication for parents / guardians of ELLs in their preferred language and mode of communication.