Bilingual Education and World Languages
The Voorheesville CSD works with itinerant ENL teachers from the Capital Region BOCES to provide instruction to district English language learners. The itinerant teacher will coordinate with the Registrar and Director of Curriculum to schedule and complete the identification process in September for any recent or new enrollees who, due to COVID-19 school closures, were not previously able to be completed. Current and Former ELL students will continue to receive the same level of services (instructional units of study) they were allotted during the 2019-20 school year. It is of paramount importance to limit the number of students/classrooms with which the ENL educator comes into contact; therefore, the district will wait until the BOCES schedules have been finalized before determining the mode by which ELL students will receive services. If the itinerant teacher will be providing services in-person to multiple area school districts, the VCSD may choose to have ELLs receive their support virtually from the instructor. In either case, the ENL teacher and classroom teacher would be provided opportunities for coordination.
For information about regular communication and engagement with parents/guardians of English-language learners, visit the Communication/Family and Community Engagement section of our reopening plan.