Bilingual Education and World Languages
RCSD recognizes that English Language Learner students (ELL), including those enrolled in bilingual programming, suffered a loss of in-person instructional time from March 13 until the end of the school year. We also recognize that learning gaps will need to be assessed quickly to support the academic growth of our bilingual and ELLs. RCSD will continue to provide support to our English Language Learners and all students enrolled in bilingual programming by providing hybrid and/or distance learning models, consistent with the student’s grade level and individual needs as determined by formative and summative assessments. In addition, ELL classes and support will be provided to the greatest extent possible while prioritizing the health and safety of students and staff. Students will be provided English as a New Language services through face-to-face, Zoom, Teams, or through a hybrid-based model.
Delivery of Units of Study, method of communication, and schedule are to be documented per the students NYSITELL, 2018-2019 NYSESLAT assessments, and in alignment with ENL/Bilingual Programming. The following are our assurances related to Identification and Placement, Parent Engagement, and Instruction to support our English Language Learners, including students enrolled in bilingual programming.