Bilingual Education and World Languages

  • ENL teachers at every level in all of our schools will 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 will resume for all students within required 10 school days of initial enrollment as required by Commissioner’s Regulations Part 154.
  • Provision of required instructional Units of Study will be provided to all ELLs based on their most recently measured English language proficiency level during in-person or hybrid instruction. Our ENL coordinator and teachers will continue to co-plan and co-teach with our students as planned in 2019-20.
  • ENL and classroom teachers will regularly communicate with the parents/guardians and other family members of ELLs to ensure that they are engaged in their children’s education during the reopening process and we will provide all communications for parents/guardians of ELLs in their preferred language and mode of communication.
  • All ENL will be given any technology that is beneficial to their program to assist with virtual work during hybrid or fully remote learning.