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In Orange County Public Schools' approved Innovative Reopening Plan, assurances were included to guarantee equitable services to the most vulnerable groups which include English language learners. Assurance number 5 indicates that the district and schools will work with ELL Committees to identify ELLs who have regressed and determine if additional or supplemental English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services are needed. Please refer to page 14 of the Innovative Reopening Plan for guidance in meeting the needs of English language learners. 
 
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OCPS Reopening Plan 

School-level Supports:

· Schools will work with ELL Committees to identify ELLs who have regressed and determine if additional or supplemental English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services are needed.

· Schools will ensure that appropriate identification of English skills has been noted and that schools have the resources to implement additional interventions and strategies. ESOL Compliance Specialists are the school’s instructional leaders to guide and support the instructions of ELLs.

· Highly qualified teachers will provide instruction in alignment with the Florida State standards and may use the Curriculum Resource Materials to ensure grade-level instruction

· Teachers will ensure ELL scaffolds and accommodations are in place according to the ELLs’ proficiency level

· Teachers will progress monitor student performance

· Teachers will use ELL supports to access curriculum, i.e. content glossaries, cognate words, and graphic organizers with word banks, sentence stems, Thinking Maps, etc. (Professional learning opportunities will be made available to teachers)

· Teachers will utilize unit-specific cognates, vocabulary, content glossaries, dictionaries to minimize the assignment/assessment language demands

· Teachers will ensure that grades reflect content knowledge, not language acquisition

· Teachers will make students aware of the Immersive Reader resource embedded in the Canvas platform (Immersive Reader feature is a feature in Canvas which provides translations of the content)

· Language Line Phone Interpreting Services is available to all schools within OCPS to enhance communication between schools and parents in 240 different languages

· Informational content on OCPS.net is made available in six languages other than English: Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Tagalog

Supplemental Supports:

· K-5 Newcomers non-English speakers will use Imagine Learning for a minimum of 30 minutes a week

· K-5 Summer Imagine Learning program will be extended throughout the 1st nine weeks to all ELLs to practice English Literacy and Math skills

· For Two-Way Dual Language programs, students will have access to a minimum of 30 minutes of I-Station

· ESOL 6-12 newcomer students will access Language Tree daily for a minimum of 30 minutes

· ESOL newcomer high school students in Developmental Language arts (reading) will use Systems 44 or Reading Plus a minimum of 30 minutes a day

· At select high schools, Senior ESOL students will use 30 minutes a week of Applerouth

· 58 Title III Bilingual Paraprofessionals will provide academic support to ELL students at selected schools

· At selected elementary and middle schools, tutoring will be offered to ELLs focusing on reading and math Supplemental curriculum resources will be provided such as picture dictionaries, leveled readers, Champion of Ideas and Language Tree Curriculum programs, Imagine Learning, Applerouth, iStation, etc.

· Resource Teachers and Program Assistants will be assigned to assist schools with strategies and interventions for ELLs

· Supplemental curriculum resources will be provided such as picture dictionaries, leveled readers, Champion of Ideas and Language Tree Curriculum programs, Imagine Learning, Applerouth, iStation, etc.

Central Office Supports:

· Parent liaisons will provide translation services and workshops to parents on how to access and navigate instructional resources (digital and F2F).

· ESOL resource teachers will support teachers of ELLs with professional learning opportunities in the implementation of instructional best practices.

· ESOL resource teachers will support ELL students in the classroom with Tier 2 interventions.

· Four program assistants will provide interventions to ELLs at our most high needs/high ELL schools.

· ESOL Resource Teacher will develop English Language Development curriculum and provide support to teachers in middle and high school ELD classes.

· ESOL Resource Teacher will provide professional learning opportunities for bilingual paraprofessionals to equip them with the tools to support teachers and ELL students.

· ESOL Resource teachers will support TWDL programs throughout the district.

· Five cycles of ESOL Endorsement courses will be offered to teachers needing professional learning opportunities to enhance their instructional skills to make instruction comprehensible for ELLs.

· Three Americorp tutors will assist ELL students and families at selected schools with parenting information and instructional support

· Tutoring will be provided for ELLs (English Acceleration Academy) at targeted elementary and middle Schools

· Summer Literacy Academy for rising 6th and 9th grade newcomer ELLs

· Parent liaisons will provide translation services and workshops to parents on how to access and navigate instructional resources (digital and Face to Face).