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Multicultural Education Department Booklet/Folleto del Departamento de Educación Multicultural
Bilingual Community Liaison and Parent Hotline (English/Spanish)The Multicultural Education Department has a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Liaison and a Parent Hotline. Mrs. Naira Alvira is available to address any questions or concerns regarding information about school related activities, events, resources, and special programs. The hotline is open between 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The number to call is 407-870-4850.
District Level ESOL Parent Leadership Council MeetingA Parent Leadership Council (PLC) is established at the district level. The representatives identified by each school are parents of students in the ESOL Program. The PLC meets to establish goals and enhance the school to district communication. The Multicultural Education Department facilitates and assists the council in conducting its meetings and training activities. The PLC at the district level addresses parent/guardian questions and concerns about ESOL Programs at every school, gives the Multicultural Education Department input/feedback on the District LEP plan, keeps parents of ELL students informed of the latest policies and issues affecting them and allows school-based representation at meetings. For more information, please contact the Multicultural Education Department at 407-870-4848.
English for Speakers of Other Languages Program (ESOL) PlacementParents complete a Home Language Survey (HLS) at the time they register their children in the district. If there is an affirmative answer to any of the HLS questions, further assessment is completed to determine eligibility for the ESOL Program. Students who meet the eligibility criteria as a result of a screening process are served in the ESOL Program. An assessment model was developed for evaluating and placing all potential English Language Learner (ELL) students. The aural/oral test and the reading and writing subparts of a norm-referenced test used to determine eligibility into the program are approved by the Florida Department of Education.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is only available to Consortium member states.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening , Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
English Language Learner (ELL) Committee/MembersThe ELL committee is a school-based committee which deals with all matters pertaining to ELL students. The function of this committee is to make recommendations on instructional programming and any other matters that affect the ELL student’s education. The ELL committee is composed of ESOL teachers, home language teacher (if any), administrator or designee, guidance counselor, social worker, school psychologist or other educator as appropriate for the situation. The parents are invited to attend all ELL committee meetings involving their child. For more information about the ELL committee at your school, please contact the ESOL Educational Specialist.
Parent Leadership Council at the School LevelA Parent Leadership Council (PLC) is established at every school that offers the ESOL Program. Members of the PLC are parents/guardians of ELL students in the ESOL Program, school administrators, guidance counselors, ESOL teachers, ESOL Educational Specialists and any other school personnel. Parental involvement is critical to student and program success. Through the PLC, the ESOL Educational Specialist will discover and direct parents’ talents and interests. Parents will be encouraged/invited to participate as volunteers, as members of the School Advisory committee and as cultural resources. Meetings are held one per semester at each individual school. For more information, please contact the ESOL Educational Specialist at the school.
Naira Alvira Bilingual Community Liaison (English/Spanish)
The Bilingual Community Liaison will be available to address any questions or concerns regarding information about school-related activities, events, translations, and special programs.
Mrs. Naira Alvira can be reached calling the ParentHotline at (407) 870-4850 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
The Osceola School District ELL Parent Leadership Council
The ELL Parent Leadership Council is a group of parents and community members who are committed to work in collaboration with the School District of Osceola County to ensure ALL ELL students reach their highest potential.
They promote positive professional relationships between the school district and our Osceola families, which empowers parents to become active participants in their children’s education.
IF you would like to be part of the ELL Parent Council or for more information about upcoming meetings, please call the bilingual hotline at (407) 870-4850
El Distrito Escolar de Osceola
Consejo de Liderazgo de Padres de Estudiantes Aprendices del Idioma Inglés (ELL)
El Consejo de Liderazgo de Padres ELL es un grupo de padres y miembros de la comunidad que están comprometidos a trabajar en colaboración con el Distrito Escolar del Condado Osceola para asegurar que TODOS los estudiantes ELL alcancen su máximo potencial.
Promueven relaciones profesionales positivas entre el distrito escolar y nuestras familias de Osceola, lo que les permite a los padres convertirse en participantes activos en la educación de sus hijos.
Si desea ser parte del Consejo de Padres ELL o para obtener más información sobre las próximas reuniones, por favor llame a la línea directa bilingüe al (407) 870-4850
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Parent Handout - English
Parent Handout - Spanish
Sample Score Report
Score Reports Parent Guide - English
Score Reports Parent Guide - Spanish
Dual Language ProgramFrequently Asked Questions (ESOL 101)Adult ESOL ClassDistrict ELL PlanSeal of Biliteracy