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					        ELL Program Plan
Almond-Bancroft School District
Acknowledgement
Lisa Vann, ELL Title III Coordinator Almond-Bancroft School District
Julee Dredske, Title III coordinator

Non Discrimination Clause
No person may be denied admission to any public school or be denied participation in, be denied
the benefits of or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil services,
recreational or other program or activity because of the sex, color ancestry, sexual orientation,
race, religion, national origin, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, physical, mental,
emotional or learning disability.




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                                         Table of Contents

A.   Identification & Assessment Process

     1.   Screening (Home Language Survey)
     2.   Classification of English Proficiency
     3.   Placement into the appropriate learning experiences
     4.   Monitoring Pupil Progress

B.   Implementation Plans for Preschool, Regular School Year, and Summer School Programs

     1. Regular School Year ELL Instruction
     2. Preschool/Early Childhood ELL Instruction
     3. Summer School ELL Instruction

C.   Goals, Objectives, Activities, and Evaluation

     1. Goals: Short-term and Long-Term Goals
     2. Program Objectives, Activities and Evaluation
     3. Other Program Components

D.   Parents and Parental Involvement

     1.   Parental Rights and Notification Procedures
     2.   Parental Volunteers
     3.   Parental Education
     4.   Parental Resources

E.   Staffing

     1.   Elementary Staffing
     2.   Secondary Staffing
     3.   Content-area and Specials Staffing
     4.   ELL Professional Development and Continuing Education
     5.   Bilingual Staffing

F.   Length of School Day to be allotted for ELL Program

     1. RtI Model
     2. Summer School

G.   Special Instructional Materials to be Used in the ELL Program

     1. District Libraries
     2. Instructional and Supplemental Classroom Materials




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H.   Local Means of Evaluating the ELL Program

     1. Data Retreats
     2. Annual ELL Program Summary Report
     3. Weekly Meetings


I.   Appendices

     i. Flow chart

     ii. Home Language Survey

     iii. ELP and Academic Assessments

     iv. Sample ILP

     v. Sample Initial and Annual Consent for Services

     vi. Exit Form and Exit Policy

     vii. Board Policy on the Instruction of English Language Learners

     viii. Sample parental right notification brochure in English

     ix. Copy of Newcomer Handbook

     x. Glossary of Terms




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A. Identification and Assessment Process

       1. Screening (Home Language Survey)

A Home Language Survey is a piece of our registration forms for all families enrolling in our
school district. This survey is the starting point for determining the need for English Language
Learner services. The flowchart in Appendix i illustrates this process. A copy for each child
can be found in each child’s Cum Folder located in the building main office. The home language
survey is available in Spanish for families/parents to read. Phone interpretation is available for
other languages as needed. When a student's home language survey indicates a potential need
for English language instructional support services, a copy is provided within 24 hours to
the district English Language Coordinator for further investigation/screening. A copy of the
Home Language Survey is attached to this plan in Appendix ii.

      English Proficiency: A student's level of English proficiency will depend upon many
       factors, such as length of time in the United States, prior opportunities to study English,
       general educational background and life experiences. Natural ability to acquire new
       language skills has shown that LEP students with strong L1 skills acquire L2 more
       easily. English Language Proficiency assessment will be the responsibility of the district
       ELL coordinator using W-APT in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Efforts will
       be made to assess students within two weeks of receipt of home language survey.

      Achievement Test Scores: Language is learned through listening, speaking, reading, and
       writing. Consideration needs to be given to the student's functional level (Level 1 - Level
       5) before deciding if a student will participate in achievement tests. The district follows
       the state requirements for participation in the state-wide achievement tests found in
       Appendix iii.

      Educational Background: Educational history is helpful in making placement decisions.
       This information includes where and how long a student attended school, a description of
       the educational system, subjects that were studied, and whether interruptions occurred in
       the educational process.

      Alternate Performance Indicators and MECCA rubric will be used to make placements
       decisions in classrooms and for large-scale assessments.

      Performance assessments: Writing samples, oral interviews, storytelling/retelling,
       directed dialogues, teacher observation, teacher-developed assessments, check lists,
       student self-evaluation, district-wide assessment tools, and mid-year tests.

Students who are assessed with an ELP of 1-5 and academic achievement below proficient or a
transferring "C" average will be referred for English language support services.



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   2. Classification of English Proficiency into one of five levels as per P1 13.08(1)-(5),
      Admin. Rule

On an annual basis, the district ELL coordinator will ensure that all ELLs are assessed with the
ACCESS for ELLs™ (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) within the timeframe set by the
State of Wisconsin. Each child’s ACCESS for ELLs™ Composite Score is recorded as their
English proficiency level (1-6) as detailed by the WIDA performance definitions. Students who
enter our district outside of the test window for ACCESS for ELLs™ and have no transferring
ACCESS for ELLs™ scores are assessed with the W-APT or Model K to determine the child’s
English proficiency level. This score is recorded in student management software.

Testing integrity is ensured through the certification of all district staff involved in administering
these assessments. Test administrator training is available online at www.wida.us and through
CESA 5.

The ACCESS for ELLs™ teacher reports are shared with the appropriate personnel. A copy of
the report is placed in the student cum file and also available with the district ELL coordinator.
The parent reports are sent home with the available translations for parental information. Parents
are contacted to determine if there are any questions or concerns regarding these reports.

   3.     Placement into the appropriate learning experiences

Student placement is determined by an ELL team (ELL coordinator, ELL staff, building
principal, mainstream staff) who reviews multiple sources of data to determine the appropriate
learning experience. At the team meeting an Individual Language Plan (ILP) is developed. The
team determines goals for the student, appropriate educational placement, supplemental services,
possible educational accommodations and modifications that need to be made for assignments
and assessments, and any behavioral/emotional needs that should be addressed. A copy of the
ILP is shared with all educational staff that works with the child throughout the school day. A
copy of the ILP for each child can be found in the child’s cumulative folder and in the district
ELL coordinator's office. A sample ILP can be found in Appendix iv.

Parents receive written notification (or oral interpretation of written notification) of the
placement into the appropriate learning experiences. Documentation of parental approval of
services is kept in the student's cumulative file. A sample of this documentation can be found in
Appendix v.

   4.    Monitoring Pupil Progress

The procedure for exiting an ELL is defined in the district policy. Students who have been
exited from ELL services are monitored for a period of two years. Multiple measures are used to
monitor student progress. The measures this district utilizes for monitoring student progress are
ACCESS for ELLs™, state summative academic assessment results, teacher observations,
benchmark performances, quarterly report card grades, and other formative or summative
assessments as available. The district exit form documents students who are exiting from ELL
services and provides for documentation of the mandatory two-year monitoring period. A copy
of the district's exit policy and exit form is attached found in Appendix vi.


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Weekly communication takes place between the ELL Coordinator and the classroom teachers
regarding the ELL student’s progress. When necessary other staff (guidance, building principals,
and school psychologist) is brought into the conversation regarding the ELL student’s progress.
Regular student progress reports are provided for parents.

On an annual basis student progress is analyzed and decisions are made about individual student
needs. These needs are addressed through the ILP. ELL student progress is also analyzed at the
annual district data analysis retreats and also at the CESA 5 ELL data analysis meeting.



B. Implementation of Plans for Preschool, Regular School Year and
Summer School Programs

   1. Regular School Year ELL Instruction

The district utilizes methods and services to ensure that ELLs can meaningful participate in the
academic and special programs. With the low incident rate of ELLs attending School District of
Almond-Bancroft, the program type that serves ELLs is primarily structured English immersion.
Classroom teachers design instruction based upon the WIDA Performance Indicators. Individual
student instruction is detailed on the Individualized Student Language Plan (ILP).

Staff members who work with ELLs receive professional development in supporting ELLs in
their classroom. This training includes foundational concepts, instructional strategies, and
differentiation based on the WIDA language standards.

The district utilizes an RtI model to provide interventions to those students targeted for
additional support. These interventions may include an increase in duration and intensity of core
subjects and are outlined in the student ILP. The district does not separate ELLs beyond the
extent necessary to achieve the goals of ILP.

Language development services at the elementary level are delivered out of the classroom by the
ELL teacher during the students’ scheduled times. Students with ELP levels 1-4 receive English
Language Development (ELD) during this time. Students with ELP levels 1-4 at the secondary
level receive ELD for one class period a day. Upper grade level ELLs are assigned a resource
period to provide additional support for content area classes.

The support delivery model is structured English immersion with pull-out support for English
Language Development classes. All ELP levels 1-4 are currently served with this model grades
K-12. Both language instruction and academic instruction are the responsibility of all staff
serving ELLs. The district’s local ELL coordinator oversees the appropriate instruction to ELLs
and reports to the principal and district administrator.

   2. Preschool Education ELL Instruction

Preschool students register for school at Child Development Days in the spring of the preceding
school year. Parents and children who attend can register their child, have vision and hearing


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screenings and be evaluated by a school psychologist and an ELL teacher. Parents also register
their child to come in during the summer for a language development profile that is completed by
the ELL teacher or ELL coordinator. The results of the language development profile are given
to the child’s preschool instructor to help guide instructional methods.

The current support delivery model for preschool instruction is English immersion. Preschool
students do not receive explicit language development classes but are instead taught language
through experiential and hands-on learning. Support is available for preschool teachers through
modeled lessons of language development. Translators are also available to speak with parents
at meetings and conferences and to translate notes and forms going home to parents.

     3. Summer School ELL Instruction

The district will offer a summer school program to further assist ELL language acquisition and
academic development. This program will also be Structured English Immersion and will be
taught by a certified ELL teacher.

A copy of the district's board-approved policy addressing the instruction of English Language
Learners is found in Appendix vii.


C. Goals, Objectives, Activities, and Evaluation
1.       Goals

     Short-term goals:

          ELLs will be expected to increase their ELP by the target percentages set for AMAO 1 &
           2 as determined by the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

          ELLs will increase their reading level by at least ½ year as measured by local and state
           assessments.

          ELLs will meet the individual academic goals as defined by the Individual Learning
           Plan.

     Long-term goals:

                ELLs attending the district will meet Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined by
                 No Child Left Behind for a period of 3 consecutive years.

Our district has embraced the components of authentic pedagogy, student-constructed
knowledge, and substantive conversation as overarching goals for all students. In ELL settings
we focus on the same objectives.

2.       Program Objectives, Activities, and Evaluation




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                Objective                       Activities                  Evaluation
Staff will become                 All staff working with ELLs
                                                                   Staff attend workshop and
knowledgeable in best practices   will attend a workshop on
                                                                   provide feedback.
to ELLs.                          ELL best practices.
Staff will become                 Staff will receive instruction
                                                                   Staff attends training. One
knowledgeable in understanding    on the ELP levels and using
                                                                   peer coaching session is
how to use the WIDA language      the WIDA language
                                                                   completed by each
standards to differentiate        standards to guide
                                                                   participant.
instruction to ELLs.              instruction
                                                                   ELL coordinator will review
                                                                   academic progress and
                                                                   language progress of every
                                                                   ELL. Multiple measures of
                                                                   ELL student progress through
                                                                   the use of: the administered
                                  ILPs will be developed for       ELP assessment, teacher
                                  every ELL.                       observations by
ELLs will achieve academic and                                     Bilingual/ESL staff and
ELP goals as defined in an ILP. ELL coordinator will meet          regular classroom teachers,
                                with classroom teachers to         alternative assessments, and,
                                complete ILPs.                     student qualitative portfolio
                                                                   work.


                                                                   An ELL advisory team will
                                                                   meet regularly to review the
                                                                   progress of ELLs.
Improve bilingual student
reading skills in                 Build collection of Spanish
Spanish/English.                  fiction and non-fiction.



3.   Other Program Components
        Gifted and Talented
       Students are identified for gifted and talented and special education same as all other
       students or in a comparable manner. There are extended opportunities for gifted students
       to take courses at UW-Stevens Point in the Language Intensive program, in summer
       school, in advanced placement courses, and in enrichment activities. A widening
       process of identification for gifted students allows for a growing number of language-
       minority students to be served in our gifted and talented program.

        Extracurricular Activities and Sports
       An effort is made to include ELL students in extra-curricular activities in order to
       promote social relationships. Students at the secondary level are encouraged to join
       Adult-student mentoring groups that focus on academic success and increased


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       involvement in school and community activities which serve as springboards for
       organizations to become involved with our ELLs, including our local Almond
       Community Theatre group (A.C.T.)

        Clubs
       We have multicultural clubs at the Middle and High Schools, and many
       school/community events. ELL students are inspired to to speak at local organizations
       like the Kiwanis Club, the Optimist Club, the FFA, 4-H club, and the Lion’s Club.

        Tutoring and extra support
       Elementary students receive tutoring services after school in two days a week from
       certified staff. Secondary level students going to college receive ACT preparation
       services as needed.

Special Education staff and ESL staff work together to establish learning patterns in both the
native language (L1) and English. All assessment materials are monitored for the cultural impact
on reliability. Documentation is done per set guidelines over a period time. When this baseline is
established the students are then assessed and place appropriately. All students referred for
special needs are assessed in their first and second language. Language dominance is also
established to assure appropriate placement.


D. Parents and Parental Involvement

   1. Parental Rights and Notification Procedures

Parents receive a brochure outlining their rights. See Appendix viii for the English and Spanish
version of the parent brochure.

Parents are notified of their child being identified as ELL. The notice is sent home in the
language of the family (whenever feasible) and is signed by the child’s parents. A copy of the
signed approval of placement is kept in the child’s cumulative folder.

Parents have the right to refuse services; however, those who do are contacted and a conference
is held to discuss why non-participation is requested. Parents who refuse services are also
notified that their child is still state mandated to take the ACCESS for ELLs™ every year until a
level 6 is obtained.

Parents have the right to request a translator to be present when interacting with staff of the
school district. They have the right to receive information in their native language.

Parent input is sought in the development of the ELL ILP. Parents are asked to sign the ILP
acknowledging their approval of the program of services plan.

Parents receive report cards for their children on a quarterly basis at the secondary level and
every trimester at the elementary schools. Regular progress reports are provided to parents in the
preferred language whenever possible.


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Phone calls are made to ensure parents have an understanding of the documents that were sent
home and to answer any questions parents may have regarding student progress. All documents
sent home are provided in the language of the home whenever possible. Translations of primary
documents are available in Spanish. This includes school handbooks, extracurricular activity
handbooks, progress reports, special meeting notices, PTO meetings, fund raising, etc. The
district utilizes a translator hotline and the district translators in cases where a translated written
document is not available.

Parents are encouraged to attend parent/teacher conferences, which are held throughout the year
via a schedule and via requests made through the ELL program. Interpreters are scheduled as
necessary. Conferences include the discussion of ACCESS for ELLs™ results and what the
different English proficiency levels signify. ELL staff also share with parents how students can
exit from the program. When parents are unable to attend parent/teacher conferences due to other
conflicts, the ELL teachers and staff conduct home and telephone conferences to meet with the
family when it is convenient for them.

Meetings are scheduled to accommodate the hours of the parents so a parent can meet with all
teachers involved without having to take time from work more than once. When parents are
unable to attend meetings, the ELL teachers conduct home conferences to meet with the family
when it is convenient for them.

   2. Parental Volunteers

The Almond-Bancroft School District involves parents in the translation of school documents for
those who are able and willing. Some parents volunteer to mentor other ELL students within the
district or to interpret oral directions from content-area teachers.

Parents are involved in our schools. They are active as volunteers and/or participate in the
variety of ELL nights throughout the school year. The Almond-Bancroft School District
encourages parents to become involved in their child’s education through active participation.

Several multicultural events throughout the school year provide for interaction amongst the ELL
families. Food, fun and learning are involved and offered for all members within the family.

   3. Parental Education

Parents and extended adult family members can receive literacy and language education by
request through the Almond-Bancroft ELL Program.

Parents are also afforded opportunities to take trainings on such subjects as: computers, getting
around in American culture, job training, American education system and more.

There are ELL classes for adults at the UW-Stevens Point and our district started programs in
2009/2010. Parents also can utilize the department’s computer labs and language learning
software to practice their English skills. ELL parents are invited to participate in ELL parenting
workshops designed to help them be involved in their child's language, culture and literacy
development. These workshops are available to preschool parents throughout the year including,


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but not limited to Family Read In, Book Talks, Summer Family Literacy Programs “Camp Out
for Literacy,” and Communication with Your Child’s School Conferences.

Our district provides parent communication on how to help their children in school such as
reading at home, making sure their children do their homework, what’s in the backpack, signing
papers, etc.

   4. Parental Resources

An immigrant/newcomer handbook (Welcome to the Community and Almond-Bancroft
Schools) is available to educate immigrant families on their rights/responsibilities in the
educational process (understand handbook, what is truancy, how many credits are needed to
graduate, school policies, calling when your child is sick, community contacts, etc.). There are
also faculty members available to translate copies available of the newcomer handbook for
families who would prefer it. See Appendix ix for a copy of the newcomer handbook.

The community of Almond offers a wide range of books at the Almond Public Library, including
books on self-improvement, language learning and child-parent interaction.


E. Staffing

   1. Elementary Staffing

Elementary ESL program: Beginning level students receive more services than those close to
exiting. There is one Title I Director and one Title I aide to serve the K-5 population at the
Almond-Bancroft School District. There are two full-time translators/classroom aides to assist
the elementary ELL teachers. Students receive a variety of inclusionary/removal support based
on their individual language proficiencies and successes/struggles in the various content areas.

   2. Secondary Level Staffing

There is one ELL teacher/coordinator for the secondary level, grades 6-12. The ELL
Coordinator splits her day between the Kindergarten/Elementary/Middle/ and High School based
on needs and assessments scheduled. All students ELP level 1-3 receive access to 1 hour of ELD
a day. Additionally, they receive one hour of resource a day that is staffed by ELL aides and/or
the ELL teacher and content area tutoring before and after school.

   3. Content-area and Specials Staffing

A future goal of the school district is to encourage more regular education teachers to obtain ELL
certification. Additionally, a connection with the University of Wisconsin system has provided
many professional development opportunities in the area of ELL for district staff along with
Cesa 5.

Regular classroom teachers, support staff, and all other school staff personnel have opportunities
for training about language acquisition, culture and community and curricular adaptations for
ELL learners. All new teachers are participate in orientation of ELL students being served in our

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district which includes the language acquisition process and cultural implications for their
educational achievement.

Staffing includes teachers, Title I staff, paraprofessionals, tutors, translators, home-school
liaisons and interpreters. All staff members hold the appropriate license for their placement.

ELL teachers meet with classroom teacher throughout the school year to assist with instructional
methods for ELL students. Staff development fully supports teacher training through workshops,
sessions, or seminars to further their knowledge of ELL, or culturally related information to
anyone interested.

   4. ELL Professional Development and Continuing Education

In continuing efforts to recruit bilingual staff the district provides incentives and reimbursement
for ESL/Bilingual Certification. Staff positions are posted on a regular basis and new applicants
with bilingual skills are given exemplary consideration due to the high needs of our district’s
ELL population.

Systematic ongoing staff development provided to bilingual/ELL staff includes a total of three
full days of staff development through the year in areas of culture, curriculum, assessment,
literacy and program evaluation. Staff members also have opportunities for stipends for
curriculum development and reimbursements for ELL training and certifications.

Ongoing and sustained training is essential for bilingual staff. Staff development for bilingual
para-educators includes requirement to participate in the Para-educator Learning Network,
rendering them "highly qualified" para-educators. Bilingual para-educators are required to put in
8 hours of additional training in areas of language acquisition, culture, and literacy development.
Bilingual para-educators are also provided with opportunities for additional choice training for
which they are provided a stipend.

The Almond-Bancroft School District ELL staff regularly takes part in the professional
development opportunities provided through the CESA 5 and CESA 2 Title III Consortium.

   5. Bilingual Staffing

Due to the frequently high number of ELL students in the Almond-Bancroft School district,
whenever the district meets the state trigger numbers for employment of bilingual staff or
additional trainings are needed, the district will supply necessary faculty to administer content in
the appropriate format for ELLs. The State of Wisconsin set the trigger numbers at the
following: 10 students in grades K-3, 20 students in grades 4-8 and 20 students in grades 9-12.
According to s.115.995, Wis. Stats., the Almond-Bancroft School District may receive state
categorical aids to reimburse a portion of the approved costs of its bilingual/bicultural education
program. The state aids may be used for personnel salaries and special books and resources used
in the program, and other expenses as approved by the state superintendent. The Almond-
Bancroft School District will hire bilingual teachers based on need at the various schools or
when any school reaches the state trigger numbers for mandatory employment of bilingual staff.



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F. Length of School Day to be Allotted for the Title III Program
       1. RtI Model

The State of Wisconsin and the School District of Almond-Bancroft support the RtI model when
considering the length of school day allotted for the Title III program. Those students needing
the most intense support will receive the most intense English language instruction/support.
Those students who need less support will receive the least amount of English language
instruction/support. The ELL staff will annually evaluate new and returning students to ensure
proper placement for tiered support.
        Tier 1: ELP 5-6
                Students in Tier 1 can function at grade level or close to grade level with their
                peers. Students in Tier 1 will receive no English language development
                instruction. Supports could include: ELL resource, during and after-school
                tutoring or mentoring and repeat exposure to targeted concept.
        Tier 2: ELP 3-4
                Students in Tier 2 need extra English language instruction and support to function
                at grade-level with peers. Instruction/supports could include: 1 period of English
                Language Development a day for ELP 3, ELL resource, classroom aide,
                translator, modified assignments, differentiated instruction scaffold language,
                longer testing periods, modified or native language readings, classroom buddy,
                adult mentor and tutor, and bilingual instruction, to name a few. English
                Language Development (ELD) class could be an option for struggling ELP 4s.
        Tier 3: ELP 1-2
                Students in Tier 3 need the most intense support and instruction from the Title III
                ELL staff. Instruction/supports could include: newcomer class, 1-2 periods of
                English Language Development a day, ELL resource, classroom aide, translator,
                modified assignments, differentiated instruction scaffold language, longer testing
                periods, modified or native language readings, classroom buddies, family resource
                center engagements, adult mentor and tutor, and bilingual instruction to name a
                few.

       2. Summer School

The district offers a summer school program to serve ELLs and other targeted students for
additional support with core curriculum classes.


G. Special English Language Learner Instructional Materials

   1. District Libraries

Libraries within the district purchase books bilingual English/Spanish on a yearly basis to
increase appropriate materials for students to use in their native language.

   2. Instructional and supplemental classroom materials

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ESL staff and mainstream teachers are provided an opportunity to submit budget requests for
materials and resources necessary to meet academic and language goals. These resources may
include audio books, bilingual texts, smart boards, language acquisition software, etc.

Native language instructional materials are purchased for the purpose of supplementing the
students’ instruction in the various content areas while they are learning and enriching the
bilingual-bicultural curriculum. Materials representing the students’ heritage and reflecting their
culture are integrated to enhance students’ self esteem and increase their cultural pride.


H. Local Means of Evaluation the Title III Program

   1. Data Retreats

On an annual basis at the CESA 5 ELL Data Retreat the ESL program will conduct an annual
program review that will include sharing of the ACCESS for ELLs™ results and the
measurement of AMAOs (as calculated by Wisconsin DPI). This annual review will take place
each fall and may include ESL staff, building administration and staff, and parents of ELL
students. An assessment of consortium progress, district/school progress, and student progress is
evaluated to determine goals, professional development, and recommendations for the following
school year.

   2. Annual ELL Program Summary Report

Annually, a comprehensive ELL Program Summary Report is developed by the ELL
Coordinator and presented in writing to the administration and the Board of Education. This
report includes data on number of students exiting the program, percentage of students exiting
the program, district and/or state testing data of the ELLs, and level-to-level advancement of
ELLs with regard to language proficiency ratings. Also, via this report, the ELL Coordinator
makes program recommendations to the administration and Board of Education to facilitate
ongoing communication regarding the learning needs of the ELLs. This report also serves to
communicate ongoing program improvement and renewal ideas to the administration and board
members. Also, as mentioned previously, teachers and the ELL coordinator meet at the end of
every school year to examine the proficiency levels of the students. In this meeting, staff
members review program services and plans for future improvement.

   3. Weekly Staff Meetings

Ongoing program improvement and renewal occurs by means of parent/staff input at meetings
held throughout the year which seek ways to better serve students and receives suggestions for
program improvement. These have resulted in changes in program procedures, staffing,
professional development, new curriculum, and technology improvements. Faculty members are
also encouraged to attend conferences and other staff development opportunities.




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 Welcome to the Almond-Bancroft
        School District!


íBienvenidos al Distrito Escolar de
       Almond-Bancroft!
                       By Lisa Vann
Almond-Bancroft School District/Distrito de Almond-Bancroft
              ELL Teacher/Maestra de ELL




                   Las águilas/Eagles


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Almond-Bancroft School District 1336 Elm Street, Almond, WI 54909 715-366-2941


Table of Contents
Welcome!/Bienvenido!........................................................................................................1

Registration/Registraciones……………………………………………………………….1

I.D. Pictures/Fotos de Identificacion……………..……………………………….............2

Free Lunch and other forms/El Almuerzo y otras formas………………………………...3

School Day/El Dia Escolar…………………………………………………......................4

School Absences/Ausencias de la Escuela……………………………………………..5

School Supplies/Materiales……………………………………………………………….6

School Cancellations/Cancelacion de escuela por el clima……………………………....7

Winter Weather/El Clima de Invierno…………………………………………………….7

School Rules/Reglas de la Escuela………………………………………………………..8

Vacations/Vacaciones……………………………………………………………………9

Parental Rights/Derechos de los Padres…………………………………………………10

ELL Services/Servicios de ELL……………………………………………………...10

ELL Programs/Programas de ELL…………………………………………………...11

Important Numbers to Know/Telefonos Importantes………………………………...13

Stores /Negocios ………………………………………………….15




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                                             Welcome!
It can be difficult moving to a new city or a new country. It can also be difficult to adjust to a
new set of rules and expectations. This booklet t is designed to help you adjust to your new life
in Almond and at the Almond-Bancroft School District.


                                         Bienvenido!
Puede ser una experiencia muy dificultosa moverse a una ciudad nueva, y también a un país
nuevo. Puede ser dificultoso adaptarse a las nuevas reglas y expectaciones. Este libreto es
para ayudarles a ustedes en su nueva vida aquí en Almond y también en las escuelas del distrito.



ELL Staff/Maestras de ELL
Lisa Vann            Karen Kehring         Linda McLarnan        Eli Chapa             Maria Chapa 715-
715-366-2941 EXT     715-366-2941 EXT      715-366-2941 EXT.     715-366-2941 EXT      366-2941 EXT 311
310                  104                   117                   119                   District
Title III            Title I Director      Title I Aide                                translator/aide
                                                                 District
ELL Coordinator                                                  translator/aide

Spanish Teacher




Registration
Before starting school, you and your child must register at the District Administrative Office at 1336 Elm
Street, Almond, WI 54909. There, you will fill out registration forms, a home language survey,
free/reduced lunch forms and a fee waiver form. If you have vaccination records or transcripts, you can
give them to the secretary at this time. After your child is placed in a school, you can then pay your
registration fee at the school your child will be attending. The cost for registration varies depending on
the school.

Inscripción

Antes de empezar la escuela, usted y su niño deben colocarse en la Oficina Distrito Administrativo de
Almond en la calle Elm 1336, Almond, WI 54909. Aquí, usted llenará formas de registracion, una
encuesta sobre la lengua de casa, formas para obtener almuerzo gratis o reducido y formas para cuota
libre. Si usted tiene expedientes o transcripciones de la vacunación, usted puede darlas a la secretaria en
ese tiempo. Después de que coloquen a su niño en la escuela, usted puede entonces pagar la cuota de
registro en la escuela que su niño atenderá. El costo para el registro depende de la escuela.



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I.D. Pictures
Your child will need an identification picture. Students can have their picture taken in their school’s
office. Please contact your child’s ELL teacher for help if needed.


Las Fotos de Identificación
Su hijo necesitara una foto de identificación. Los estudiantes pueden tomarse la foto en la
oficina. Por favor contacte al profesor de su estudiante para ayuda si es necesario.




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                                       Free Lunch and other forms

While you are registering, make sure to pick up an application for free lunch. If you fill out this form,
your child could be eligible for free or reduced lunch. Normally, lunch is $1.50 per day but your child
could pay as little as $.40 a day. There are forms available in Spanish so make sure to ask for one. Once
you find out if you are eligible for free lunch, you can pay ahead on your account at DAC or at the school
cafeteria. Your child can also pay for lunch in the lunch line at the cafeteria.



Make sure your middle or high school child knows his or her lunch number, as he will be using it every
day for lunch. Write it down on a card and have him keep it in his wallet or pocket so he can easily get it
the first couple weeks of school.



You will also need to take your child to the doctor for a check-up and to make sure that he has all the
necessary vaccinations and immunizations. You will need to fill out a health form and return it to the
school’s office or to the district nurse as soon as possible.




El Almuerzo Gratis y Otras Formas
Cuando están a DAC, llena una forma para obtener el almuerzo gratis o reducido. Ustedes
pueden pagar menos de $.40 cada día, o puede ser gratis. Hay formas diponibles en Español y
asegurese de obtener una! Pueden pagar su cuenta al DAC o a la escuela.

Su hijo debe memorizarse su número de almuerzo, porque va a usarlo cada día. Escríbelo en
una targeta que puede guardar en su bolsillo o cartera para verlo en las primeras semanas.

Es muy importante que su hijo vaya al doctor para asegurarse de obtener todas sus vacunaciones e
inmunizaciones. Usted necesitara llenar una forma de salud y devolver esta forma a la oficina lo más
rápido posible.




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                                                 School Day

The school day starts at the following times:
       Almond-Bancroft Elementary school: 8:00 until 3:20
       Almond-Bancroft Middle School: 8:00 until 3:20
       Almond-Bancroft High School: 8:00 until 3:20

The school doors open by 7:45 am at the high school and at 7:45 at the middle school and elementary
grades so please make sure your child does not arrive before that time. It is important for your child to
arrive to school at least 10 minutes before school starts. This ensures that your child will not be late to
class. If your child is late to school, have him go to the office to obtain a late pass. This will allow him to
successfully enter his class.

There are 8 classes in a school day and each class is approximately 45 minutes long. At the middle
school and high school, your child will be expected to arrive to each class on time, as well. If your child is
late more than 1 time to a class, it is possible he/she will have to serve a detention after school the
following day. Also, it is important that your child behaves in a respectful, responsible manner that is
not disrupting to the teacher or the other students in the class.

If you need to contact your child during the school day for an emergency situation, you may call the
school’s office and leave a message for your child. Someone from the office will go and get your child. If
the message is not an emergency, your child will be called to the office to receive his message after
class.


                                    El Día de la Escuela
La escuela empieza en estas horas:
       La escuela elementaría de Almond-Bancroft: 8:00 hasta 3:20
       La secundaria: 8:00 hasta 3:20
       La prepa: 8:00 hasta 3:20

Las puertas se abren a las 7:45 am en la Prepa y a las 7:45 en la secundaria. Es importante que
su hijo llegue a la escuela al menos 10 minutos antes de las 8:00 (dependiendo de la escuela). Si
su hijo llega tarde, tiene que ir a la oficina para obtener un pase.
Hay 8 clases cada día y cada clase es aproximadamente de 45 minutos. Su hijo necesita llegar a
clase temprano. Si su hijo llega tarde más de 1 vez es posible que recibirá una detención
después de la escuela el próximo día. También, es importante que su hijo sea responsable y
tenga respecto por los maestros y los otros estudiantes.

Si usted necesita hablar con su hijo durante el día por cualquier emergencia, puede llamar por
teléfono y dejar un mensaje para su hijo. Alguien de la oficina va a ir por su hijo. Si no es una
emergencia, su hijo recibirá su mensaje después de clase.




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School Absences and Doctor’s Appointments
Your child is expected to be at school every day, unless there is an illness, death in the family or
a major family emergency. If you know that your child will not be in school, you need to call the
school’s attendance by noon of the day of the absence and inform the secretary that your child
will not be at school. If you do not speak English, you can call the ESL translator hotline at 715-
366-2941 Ext. 311 and they will inform the office that your child will not be in school. Please
leave your name, your child’s name, your child’s school and the reason for the absence.


If your child has a doctor’s appointment during the school day, you will need to call and/or send a note
to school stating that your child has an appointment and when it is. Then, your child will receive a pass,
which needs to be signed by the doctor as verification of the appointment. Upon returning to the
school, your child will need to give the pass to the secretaries in the office.




*In order for your child to truly receive the benefit of his education, he will need to be in
school all the time. We understand that illness and emergencies happen. If your child is
sick for more than 3 days, you can obtain a note from the doctor that states the reason for
your child’s extended absence. You can also ask your child’s teacher to put together
homework that he will have missed during his absence. This ensures that your child is not
too far behind when he returns from his illness.*


                           Ausencias de la Escuela y Citas con Doctores
Su hijo necesita estar a la escuela cada día. A menos que haya una enfermedad, una muerte en
la familia o una emergencia mayor. Si usted sabe que su hijo no asistirá a la escuela, necesita
llamar por teléfono a la oficina antes de las doce para decir que su hijo no va a ir a la escuela.
Si no habla inglés, puede llamar por teléfono con la traductora al 715-366-2941 Ext. 311.
Deja su nombre, el nombre de su hijo, el nombre de escuela de su hijo y la razón por su
ausencia.

Si su hijo tiene una cita con al doctor durante el día, necesitara llamar por teléfono a la oficina
o mandar una nota para decir que su hijo tiene una cita. Su hijo recibirá un pase la cual el
doctor necesitara firmar para verificar la cita. Cuando regrese a la escuela, su hijo necesitara
dar el pase a las mujeres de la oficina. Si su hijo está muy enfermo, puede preguntar en la
oficina para que colecten la tarea.




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School Supplies
In order for your child to succeed in school, it is important that he has the proper supplies. Each school
has different requirements for school supplies. Ask the school’s secretary or the ELL teacher for a list of
supplies. If you need help paying for supplies, the school guidance counselors often have supplies that
they can give to you.



Middle and high school students will also need the following items for gym class: shorts, t-shirts,
sweatpants, sweatshirt and tennis shoes. Your child needs to have the proper attire for gym class
everyday that there is gym. Since this is a class that your child needs to graduate, this is a very serious
matter.


                                     Cosas para la Escuela
Es importante que su hijo tenga materiales para la escuela. Cada escuela tiene requisitos
diferentes. Pregunte a la secretaria de la escuela para obtener una lista. Si necesita ayuda
pagar por las materiales el consejo de la escuela tiene mucho que puede ofrecer.

Estudiantes en prepa necesitan ropa para la clase de educación física: chores, una camiseta,
ropa para el invierno y tenis. Su hijo necesitara tener esta ropa para cada clase de educación
física. Necesita esta clase para graduarse, entonces, es muy importante.




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                                              School Cancellations
During the colder months of winter, there are times when school is cancelled due to bad weather. If it
snows a lot, if the roads are icy or if there is a lot of fog, school could be cancelled or delayed. To find
out if there is a cancellation or delay, you can listen and watch channel 9 on TV. This is the school’s local
channel and it shows delays and cancellations. You will also receive a call from the Almond-Bancroft
School District’s emergency alert system informing you of any cancellation or delay. School can be
delayed 1 or 2 hours, depending on the severity of the weather. If school is delayed 1 hour, your child
will need to be at school to start classes one hour later. If school is delayed 2 hours, then your child will
need to be to school two hours later.



In both of these cases, school still ends at the normal time for your child’s school. If school is cancelled,
your child will not need to go to school until the following day. School will start at the normal time that
next day, unless otherwise stated on Channel 9 Wausau Weather News.

                                     Cuando no hay Escuela
Durante el invierno, a veces no hay escuela por el mal tiempo. Si hay mucha nieve, las
carreteras están congeladas o hay mucha neblina, la escuela podría cancelar clases o retrasar
clases. Para ver si no hay escuela, escucha y mira canal 9 de Wausau y las noticias sobre las
escuelas. También recibirá una llamada del distrito de Almond-Bancroft con información sobre
algun retraso o cancelación.
La escuela puede ser retrasada uno o dos horas. Si es una hora, su hijo necesita estar a la
escuela una hora más tarde.
Si la escuela está retrasada por 2 horas, su hijo necesita estar a la escuela dos horas más tarde.
En cada situación, la escuela termina a la hora normal. Si no hay escuela, ven a la escuela el
próximo día a la misma hora.


Winter Weather
Winter weather in Wisconsin can be unpredictable. It also can be very cold and icy with chilling
winds and drifting snow. To ensure the health and well being of your child, please make sure he
has proper winter weather clothing. This includes: warm jacket, gloves, hat, scarf and boots. If
your child is warm and protected from the elements, then he can concentrate on his education
instead of the cold. Please let your child’s ELL teacher know if you need financial help
purchasing winter items for your child.




                                      El Tiempo de Invierno
El tiempo en invierno es muy desagradable. Puede hacer mucho frió, con mucha helada y nieve.
Para la salud de su hijo, por favor compre estas cosas para el invierno: una chamarra, unos
guantes, un gorro y zapatos buenos. Si necesitas ayuda a comprar algunas de estas cosas,
hable con la maestra de inglés.



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                                             School Rules

There are a few rules that the Almond-Bancroft School District enforces to ensure the safety,
productivity and security of our school. The following are very important. Please make sure to review
them with your child.

      Be Respectful
          o Wear clothing that is not ripped, too short, too high or has offensive language on
              it. All T-Shirts must cover both shoulders. No tank tops.
          o Undergarments are not to be visible.
          o Leave hats, cell phones, iPods or MP3 players at home or in lockers
          o Use appropriate language; do not swear or say racist remarks
      Be responsible
          o Come to school on time
          o Bring all needed supplies and materials
      Be Safe
          o No alcohol, drugs or cigarettes
          o No weapons of any kind
          o No fighting, harassment, bullying or violence of any kind
          o No gangs

                                      Reglas de la Escuela
Hay algunas reglas de la escuela para la salud y seguridad de todos. Las siguientes son muy
importantes. Por favor, revise estas con su hijo.

      Sea respetuoso
          o Lleva ropa limpia sin palabras inapropiadas o ropa tan corta. Todas las camisas
              deben cubrir ambos hombros.
          o Se prohibe ver la ropa interior.
          o Deje gorras, celulares, iPods, MP3s en la casa o en el casillero
          o Use lenguage apropiado
      Sea responsable
          o Venga a la escuela a tiempo
          o Lleve todas las materiales necesarios
      Sea seguro
          o No alcohol, drogas o cigarrillos
          o No armas
          o No pelear, acoso o la violencia
          o No pandillas




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                                           Vacations
Vacation dates vary from year to year but in general here is a list of the days when your child
does not need to attend school:
   •   Summer Vacation: June-August (2-3 months)
   •   Fall Break: End of October (2 days)
   •   Thanksgiving Break: End of November (3 days)
   •   Winter Break: End of December and first part of January (10-12 days)
   •   Spring Break: End of March or beginning of April (5 days)

The following are holidays when your child does not need to attend school:
    • New Year’s Day
    • Memorial Day (end of May)
    • Labor Day (beginning of September)
    • Thanksgiving Day (end of November)
    • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (December 24 and December 25)




There are some days when school will close early. On these days, your child will be coming home when
classes let out at 11. School will be closed for students so they must go home.

                                          Vacaciones
Aquí esta una lista de fechas de vacaciones:
   • Vacaciones de verano: junio-agosto (2-3 meses)
   • Vacaciones de otoño: fin de octubre (2 días)
   • El Día de Gracia: fin de noviembre (3 días)
   • Vacaciones de invierno: fin de diciembre y los primeros días de Enero (10-12 días)
   • Vacaciones de primavera: fin de marzo o la primera semana de abril (5 días)

El siguiente son vacaciones cuando su hijo no necesita estar en la escuela:
    • El primero de enero
    • El día de los soldados (fin de mayo)
    • El día de trabajadores (la primera semana de septiembre)
    • El día de gracias (el fin de noviembre)
    • El 24 y el 25 de diciembre

Hay algunos días cuando la escuela termina temprano. En estos días, la escuela cerrara y su
hijo debe ir a casa.

No puede quedarse en la escuela; necesitara irse a casa. Si su niño toma el autobús, el autobús
lo llevara aunque salga temprano.




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                                               Confidentiality

Your immigration status is a confidential matter. No one can ask you your immigration status. It is
illegal. If you choose to tell your child’s teacher your immigration status, the information will remain
confidential. If you receive free and reduced lunch, the information will remain confidential.


                                         Confidencialidad
Su estado de inmigración es una cuestión confidencial. Nadie puede pedirle su estado de
inmigración. Es ilegal. Si usted elige decirle al profesor de su niño su estado de inmigración, la
información seguirá siendo confidencial. Si usted recibe almuerzo gratis o reducido, la
información seguirá siendo confidencial.

                                                Translations

When you wish to talk to someone at the school, you can ask the school to provide an interpreter. You
can also bring in a friend to translate for you. We will try, as often as possible, to translate information
sent home into the family's primary language.

                                               Traducciones

Cuando quiere hablar con alguien a la escuela, puede pedir a la escuela para proporcionar un intérprete.
También puedes traer a un amigo para que te traduzca. Vamos a tratar, lo más pronto posible, para
traducir información en la lengua de su familia cuando mandemos papeles a la casa.

                                          Special school programs

Our school has special classes for students who

    •   are "gifted" in academics, music, or other areas.
    •   have physical, mental, emotional, and learning disabilities.
    •   are at risk to not graduate.


You child may also participate in after school activities and programs. Please ask your child’s teacher or
building principal about these opportunities.

                                    Programas especiales de la escuela

Nuestra escuela tiene clases especiales para estudiantes que:

    •    están "dotados" en el mundo académico, la música, u otras áreas.
    •    tenga desabilidad fisica, mental, emocional o de aprendizaje
    •    tenga riesgo de no graduarse
Su hijo también puede participar en programas y actividades después de la escuela. Por favor, pregunte
al maestro de su hijo para la obtener información sobre estas oportunidades.



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                                          English Language Instruction

You will be notified within one month after school begins if your child has been recommended for
placement in an English language program. If your child enters the school after the beginning of the
year, you will be notified in two weeks. You will be told:

    •    why your child has been identified for the program
    •    the child's level of English proficiency
    •    the recommendations for the child
    •    the expectations of the program

We will provide instruction to child to learn English. The services available in our school district include
English Language Development, content translation services; and content area tutoring. All students
must be taught to read, write, speak, and understand English. All ELLs must be annually assessed to
determine their English language proficiency level. All ELL students will be given a test by the state of
Wisconsin called the ACCESS for ELLs. It is a language proficiency test in English that measures your
child’s English ability in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Your child will be tested between
December and February. You will receive the results of that test in May.

If your child has been enrolled in the school for 12 months or longer, they may take the state WKCE test.
This test can be given in their native language. Schools that are not making "adequate yearly progress"
for two years are required to pay the transportation fees for a child to attend another school within the
district at the parent's request.

                                          Enseñanza del Idioma Inglés

Se le notificará por lo menos en un mes después de que comience la escuela si su hijo ha sido
recomendado para la colocación en un programa de idioma Inglés. Si su hijo ingresa a la escuela después
del comienzo del año, se le notificará en dos semanas. Se le hará saber:

• Por qué su hijo ha sido identificado para el programa
• El nivel del niño de suficiencia Inglés
• las recomendaciones para el niño
• las expectativas del programa

Vamos a proporcionar instrucción a los niños para aprender inglés. Los servicios disponibles en nuestro distrito
escolar incluyen Desarrollo del Idioma Inglés, el apoyo a las áreas de contenido, traslatando para las familias para
comunicarse mejor, y el apoyo con la tarea de las clases . Todos los estudiantes deben aprender a leer, escribir,
hablar y entender inglés. Todos los estudiantes ELL deben ser evaluados anualmente para determinar su nivel de
inglés de competencia lingüística. Todos los estudiantes ELL tendrán que tomar un examen proporcionado por el
estado de Wisconsin llamado ACCESS para los estudiantes ELL. Es una prueba de competencia lingüística en inglés
que mide la habilidad Inglés de su hijo en lectura, escritura, conversación y comprensión. Su hijo se pondrá a
prueba entre diciembre y de febrero. Usted recibirá los resultados de esa prueba en mayo. Si su hijo ha sido inscrito
en la escuela durante 12 meses o más, pueden tomar el examen WKCE estado. Esta prueba se puede hacer en su



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idioma natal. Las escuelas que no están haciendo un "progreso anual adecuado" por dos años están obligados a
pagar los gastos de transporte para un niño para asistir a otra escuela dentro del distrito a petición de los padres.




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                                              ELL Programs

There are several programs that the Almond-Bancroft District offers to its ELL and immigrant families.
Hay varios programas que el Distrito Escolar de Almond-Bancroft ofrece a sus familias ELL y a los
inmigrantes.

Tutoring
This is an Almond-Bancroft program for ELL students grade 3-5. They can receive homework help
afterschool every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-5:00. Transportation is included to Bancroft after
tutoring.
Académicos Después de la Escuela
Este es un programa para los estudiantes ELL de Almond-Bancroft del 3-5 grado. Pueden recibir ayuda
con las tareas después de clases todos los martes y jueves de 3:00-5:00. La transportación está incluido a
Bancroft.

Funetics
These are bilingual book bags that contain games, books, puzzles and other family fun activities. Your
child may check these out from the ELL teacher.
Fonética Divertida
Se trata de bolsas de libros bilingües que contienen juegos, libros, rompecabezas y otras actividades de
diversión familiar. Su hijo puede conseguirlo este paquete de la maestra de ELL.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters
This is a program offered by the organization Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Elementary students in
grades 2-5 can sign up to receive afterschool academic help from a high school student one day a week.
Hermanos y Hermanas Grandes
Este es un programa ofrecido por la organización de Hermanos y Hermanas Grandes . Los alumnos de
primaria en los grados 2-5 puede inscribirse para recibir ayuda académica después de clases de un
estudiante de secundaria un día a la semana.

Bilingual book bags
Bilingual book bags are themed bags that contain books in both English and Spanish. There are also
movies and activities that are paired with the theme. Students may check these out for up to a week.
Your child may check these out from the ELL teacher.
Bolsas con libros bilingües
Bolsas con libros bilingües son temáticas bolsas que contienen libros en inglés y español. También hay
películas y actividades que están vinculados con el tema. Los estudiantes pueden tener este paquete
durante una semana máxima. Su hijo puede obtener estos de la maestra de ELL.




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Technology Study
The technology study program allows parents to learn new technologies. Computers in the labs come
equipped with language learning software such as Rosetta Stone so they can learn English along with
their child. Each computer comes with headphones and instructions for use.
Estudios de la tecnología
El programa de informática permite a los padres usar el laboratorio de computadoras en el distrito. Estos
vienen equipados con muchos programas como Rosetta Stone para que pueda aprender inglés junto con
su hijo. Cada computadora viene con auriculares y las instrucciones para su uso.

Multicultural Family Nights
Come to your child’s school and meet other parents at multicultural nights. Bring the whole family and
a meal to share with others. Learn about opportunities for volunteering in the classroom or other
educational opportunities.
Noches Familiares Multiculturales
Venir a la escuela de su hijo y conocer a otros padres en las noches multicultural. Traiga toda la familia y
una comida para compartir con los demás. Más información sobre oportunidades de voluntariado en el
salón de clases u otras oportunidades educativas.

Recognition Ceremony
An annual event to recognize the achievements of ELL students grades K-12, this ceremony is held in
May of the current school year. Current graduates are also honored.
Ceremonia de reconocimiento
Un evento anual para reconocer los logros de los estudiantes de ELL grados K-12, esta ceremonia se
llevara en mayo del año escolar. Los graduados serán honorados, también.

ELL Website:
Check out the ELL website for the latest news about your child’s school. There are also great resources
and links to other websites to visit and try.
ELL Sitio Web
Mire la página web de ELL para las últimas noticias acerca de la escuela de su hijo. También hay grandes
recursos y vínculos a otros sitios web para visitar y probar.

Parent Workshops
If you want to learn how to use the computer, check email or look on the internet, come to the ELL
parent workshops where you can learn how to do that and more!
Talleres para los padres
Si quieres aprender a usar la computadora, el correo electrónico o buscar en Internet, ven a los padres de
ELL talleres donde se puede aprender a hacer eso y más!




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                                  Important Numbers to Know

Almond-Bancroft School Attendance:                             715-366-2941 Ext. 108

High School/Middle School ELL teacher:            715-366-2941 Ext 310

Portage County Health and Human Services:                               715) 345-5350


Translator Hot-line                                     715-366-2941 Ext. 311

Translator Hot-line #2:                                        715-366-2941 Ext. 119

District Administrative Office:                         715-366-2941 Ext. 422

Lunch Account Information:                              715-366-2941 Ext. 421

Almond Public Library:                                  715-366-2151

Portage County Bank                                        715-366-4311

Saint Michael’s Emergency Room:                         715-346-5000

Police (Non-emergency):                                  715-346-1500

Fire Department (Non-emergency):                         715-346-1843

Police/Fire (emergency):                                911


United Way                                                      2-1-1

Uniontel:                                                      715-335-6301

Alliant Energy:                                         1-800-862-6261

Poison Control:                                         1-800-815-8855


Runaway Hotline:                                        1-800-231-6946

Road Condition Information:                             1-800-762-3947




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                                    Números importantes a saber

Oficina de Asistencia:                                             715-366-2941        Ext. 108

Oficina de la maestra de inglés/español:                           715-366-2941 Ext. 310

District Administrativa Office:                                    715-366-2941 Ext. 419

Libraría Publica de Almond:                                         (715) 366-2151


Clínica de Stevens Point Saint Michael’s:                  (715) 346-5000


United Way (ayuda para la familia sin emergencia)         2-1-1

Policía (No-emergencia):                                            715-346-1500

Bomberos (No-emergencia):                                           715-344-1843

Policía / bomberos (emergencia):                                   911

Portage County Bank:                                         715.366-4311
         (banco)
Portage County Health and Human Services:                                   715) 345-5350
         (ayuda con salud humana y comida por niños)
UnionTel:                                                         715-335-6301
         (línea de teléfono)
Alliant Energy:                                                   1-800-862-6261
         (calefacción y electricidad)
Poción Control:                                                   1-800-815-8855
         (Intoxicación)
Stevens Point Family Crisis Center:    1616 West River Drive Stevens Point, WI 54481-3430 (715) 343-7125
         (problemas en la familia)
Runaway Hotline:                                                  1-800-231-6946
         (personas extraviadas)
Road Condition Information:                                       1-800-762-3947
         (condiciones de la carretera)




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Stores/Negocios en Plover/Whiting

Tiendas
ShopKo                                        www.shopko.com - (715) 342-9368
Super Wal-Mart                        www.walmart.com - (715) 345-7855


Supermercados
County Market                                                715-341-0200
Aldi’s                         5632 US HWY 10, Stevens Point, WI
Copp’s Grocery                              715-345-1937



Restaurantes
McDonald’s                                            www.mcdonalds.com - (715) 341-3736
Burger King                                           www.bk.com - (715) 344-3472
Subway                                        www.subway.com 715-341-6660
Pizza Hut                                     (715) 341-6565    2321 Post Rd, Plover, WI   El
Mezcal                             715-342-1521



Escuelas
Almond-Bancroft School                                                715-366-2941
Bancroft 4K and Kindergarten                                   715-335-4411




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                                      SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ALMOND-BANCROFT
                           INITIAL ELL PLACEMENT RECOMMENDATION
Student's Name                                                                 Date ________________
                      (Last, First)
Home School                                                    ELL Teacher, Evaluator_____________________

ELL Site (if different)______________________________________

  Evaluated English Proficiency Level (Check one):

  □   Level 1 Entering: The student does not understand or speak English except for a few words or expressions.

  □   Level 2 Beginning: The student understands and speaks phrases and short sentences in English. The student is at a
      beginning level of reading and writing in English.

  □   Level 3 Developing: The student understands and speaks expanded sentences in English. The student is starting to use
      academic vocabulary. The student is at an intermediate level of reading and writing in English.
  □   Level 4 Expanding: The student understands, speaks, and writes some complex sentences in English. The student
      uses academic vocabulary with some difficulty. The student is at a high intermediate level of reading and writing in
      English.
  □   Level 5 Bridging: The student understands and speaks English well. The student uses academic vocabulary with little
      support. The student reads and writes near grade level.
  □   Level 6 Fully English Proficient/Formerly Limited English Proficient

 Recommended Placement
   ELL Services (Circle those applicable.)
              Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced English Language Development
              Content Support (Math, Science, Social Studies)
              Monitoring (only for Level 5 students proving success as independent learners)
 Note: These services may be provided in the regular or ELL classroom.
   Level 6: No services needed at this time. Will be monitored for two years as required by law.
Teacher, Evaluator Signature                                      Date ______________




  Parental Choice (Check one):

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       Yes, I approve of ELL services.
       No, I do not approve of ELL Services.
Comments:

   If you do not want services at this time but change your mind, you may contact the school principal.
   A student who demonstrates the need for ELL support and meets the criteria may enter or re-enter the ELL program at
    any grade regardless of earlier services received or previous parental choice.
   You may appeal any programming decisions by contacting the Director of ELL Instruction, at 715-366-2941 Ext. 310.

    ______________________________                          ___________________________________
    (Parent/Guardian Signature)                           (Date)
    Please return to school.




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                                     SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ALMOND-BANCROFT
                        ANNUAL ELL PLACEMENT RECOMMENDATION
Student's Name                                                                  Date ________________
                 Last        First
Home School                                                 ELL Teacher, Evaluator_________________

ELL Site (if different)___________________________________For Grade _____ School Year_______________


  Evaluated English Proficiency Level (Check one):

  □   Level 1 Entering: The student does not understand or speak English except for a few words or expressions.

  □   Level 2 Beginning: The student understands and speaks phrases and short sentences in English. The student is at a
      beginning level of reading and writing in English.
  □   Level 3 Developing: The student understands and speaks expanded sentences in English. The student is starting to use
      academic vocabulary. The student is at an intermediate level of reading and writing in English.
  □   Level 4 Expanding: The student understands, speaks, and writes some complex sentences in English. The student uses
      academic vocabulary with some difficulty. The student is at a high intermediate level of reading and writing in English.
  □   Level 5 Bridging: The student understands and speaks English well. The student uses academic vocabulary with little
      support. The student reads and writes near grade level.
  □   Level 6 Fully English Proficient/Formerly Limited English Proficient

  Recommended Placement for School Year
    ELL Services (Circle those applicable.)
              Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced English Language Development
              Content Support (Math, Science, Social Studies)
              Monitoring (only for Level 5 students proving success as independent learners)
  Note: These services may be provided in the regular or ELL classroom.
    Level 6: No services needed at this time. Will be monitored for two years as required by law.


 Teacher, Evaluator Signature                                          Date ______________

  Parental Choice (Check one):
           Yes, I approve of ELL services.
           No, I do not approve of ELL Services.

  Comments:
    If you do not want services at this time but change your mind, you may contact the school principal.
   A student who demonstrates the need for ELL support and meets the criteria may enter or re-enter the ELL program at any
    grade regardless of earlier services received or previous parental choice.
   You may appeal any programming decisions by contacting the Director of ELL Instruction, at 715-366-2941 Ext. 310.
    ______________________________                           ___________________________________
    (Parent/Guardian Signature)                               (Date)
    Please return to school.
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                                    SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ALMOND-BANCROFT
                                  ELL EXIT RECOMMENDATION
Name __________________________________________Grade ________________ D.O.B._________________
       (Last, First)
School_________________________________________

Date Entered Program     __________ Date attained EPL 6_________ Date of Recommendation_______________

ELL Teacher, Evaluator______________________________________
                             Two-Year Mandatory Monitoring Documentation
                                           (Attach grade reports.)
 Academic Year & Grade     Notes/Comments




                                                 Recommendation

□    This student has attained level 6 and successfully completed a two-year monitoring period. He/she has demonstrated
proficient use of English to listen, speak, read, and write at grade-level. He/she has shown sound performance and growth as
an independent learner. I recommend him/her for exit from the ELL Program.
□    This student has attained level 6, but has shown continued need for support. Continued monitoring and/or support
services are recommended. Re-evaluation may be considered.

_________________________________________              Date_____________
(ELL Teacher signature)
                             Staff Endorsements of Recommendation (Two Required)

□    I agree with the recommendation to exit this student from the ELL program.
□    I agree with the recommendation to maintain this student in the ELL program.
□  I disagree with the recommendation.
Comments:

_______________________________________                Date________________
(Classroom Teacher signature)

□    I agree with the recommendation to exit this student from the ELL program.
□    I agree with the recommendation to maintain this student in the ELL program.
□  I disagree with the recommendation.
Comments:

_______________________________________                Date________________
(Classroom Teacher signature)
Parent Notification Date_____________ □ Home Visit       □ Phone Call □Letter (w/signature returned)
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   WHO TAKES WHAT – English Language Proficiency (ELP) and Academic Assessments
   Developed by Tolu Sanabria and Elizabeth Cranley, DPI; Updated by Tere Masiarchin for Clintonville Title III Consortium (10/06)

Grade    W-APT            ACCESS                WKCE       [state academic assessment] With allowed     WKCE      [state academic assessment] Required for ELP levels 3-5 with allowed

Level    [initial
                          for ELLs              accommodations, replaces WAA-ELL for 2006-07 for        accommodations and for ELP levels 6-7 without accommodations
         assessment                             ELP levels 1-2
                          [annual ELP
         for K -12                              Recently Arrived            In county more than 12
                          test and continue
         students with                          [less than 12 months        months
                          to test until reach
         no ACCESS                              attending U.S. school]
                          ELP 6]
         score]
                                                Reading        Math          Reading         Math       Reading       ELA           Math            Social                  Science
                                                May take       required      required        required
                                                                                                                                                    Studies
    K    *administer              X
         upon student
    1    entry into               X
         district if NO
    2    ACCESS                   X
    3    *determines              X                                X               X              X         X                            X
         ELP level
   4     *Record ELP
                                  X                                X               X              X         X             X              X                   X                   X
   5     into ISES
                                  X                                X               X              X         X                            X
   6     *Use this ELP
         to determine
                                  X                                X               X              X         X                            X
   7     WKCE tests
         and ACCESS
                                  X                                X               X              X         X                            X
   8     Tiers
                                  X                                X               X              X         X             X              X                   X                   X
   9                              X
  10                              X                                X               X              X         X             X              X                   X                   X
  11                              X
  12                              X
                                          Distrito Escolar de Almond-Bancroft
                                   Programa de ELL: Encuesta del Idioma Hablado en Casa
        Debido a la ley de “No Child Left Behind,” todos los estudiantes deben tener una encuesta del idioma hablado en
        casa en sus archivos. Por favor, complete y devuelva esta encuesta a la escuela de su hijo. Gracias.

        Nombre del Estudiante: _________________________________               Fecha de Nacimiento: _________________

        Lugar de Nacimiento (Ciudad, Estado o País):________________________________________________________

        Lenguaje Hablado en Casa:_______________________________               Grado en Escuela: ____________________


        Hacer una lista de hijos 5 años de edad o menor: Nombre:      Fecha de nacimiento:             Lugar de nacimiento:
                                                                                                     (ciudad, estado, país)




 Nuestra escuela necesita saber acerca del idioma hablado y oído en casa de cada niño. Esta información es necesaria para proveer la
 mejor enseñanza a todos los estudiantes en la escuela. Por favor responda a las siguientes preguntas y devuelva el formulario con su
 niño a su maestra. Gracias por su ayuda.

1.      ¿Cuál fue el primer idioma aprendido por el niño?


2.      ¿Qué idioma se habla en casa?


3.      ¿Qué idioma usa usted con más frecuencia para hablarle a su hijo?


4.      ¿Qué idioma usa con más frecuencia su hijo para comunicarse en casa con usted?


5.      ¿Qué idioma usa con más frecuencia su hijo para comunicarse con sus hermanos?


6.      ¿Qué idioma usa su hijo con más frecuencia para comunicarse con amigos fuera de casa?


7.      ¿En qué idioma habla su hijo a pensar?
                                                                                                                           Si   No
1.      ¿Hay un miembro adulto de la familia o un miembro de la familia extendida que habla social / supervivencia inglés? __   __


2.      ¿Hay un miembro adulto de la familia o un miembro de la familia extendida que habla inglés académico?              __   __


3.      ¿Hay un miembro adulto de la familia que lee en el idioma nativo?                                                  __   __


             La puntuación de ELP:_______


             _____________________________                   ____________________
                 Firma del Padre/Tutor                              Fecha                                Número de Teléfono
                                              Possible Assessment Tasks for ELL by Subject Area
       Language Arts                       History                                Science                       Math



          READING,                  INVESTIGATION,                      SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY              PROBLEM SOLVING
          WRITING,              ANALYSIS & REFLECTION
       & DISCUSSING


Pre/ during/ after reading      Gathering information                Formulating questions or       Identifying what is needed to
(formative)                     (primary & secondary                 hypotheses (formative)         solve problem (formative)
                                sources) (formative)
      predictions                                                        oral or written                conversations
      discussions                    discussions                         questions                      retellings
      written assignments            retellings                         oral or written                written procedures
      graphic organizers             notes                               hypothesis                     problems
      notes                          graphic organizer
      responses to
       literature


Planning/ drafting/ revising/   Interpreting information &           Experimentation (formative)    Determining strategy needed
edits (formative)               perspectives (formative)                                            to solve problem (formative)
                                                                          illustrated notes
    plans                            discussions                        discussions                  conversations
    drafts                           opinions                                                         retellings
    revisions                        written assignments                                              written procedures
    edits                            political cartoons                                               problems
    discussions                                                                                        debates
Prepare for/ rehearse/          Reporting information                Data Analysis or Conclusions   Solving problem (formative)
perform                         (formative)                          (formative)
                                                                                                        conversations
                                                                                                        retellings
   reader's theatre       debates                conclusions           written solution
   debates                commentaries           discussions
   speeches               speeches               graphs or charts
  

SHARING OR PUBLISHING   REPORTING (SUMMATIVE)   REPORTING FINDINGS     EXPLANATIONS OR
(SUMMATIVE)                                     (SUMMATIVE)            PROOFS (SUMMATIVE)
                           WRITTEN REPORTS
   'FINAL' WRITING        ORAL                   LAB REPORT            ORAL EXPLANATION
   SHARE OUTS              PRESENTATION           ORAL                  WRITTEN
                           SIMULATIONS             PRESENTATION           EXPLANATION
                                                   SCIENCE DISPLAY       MODELS

				
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