2023-24 Family Notification of Continuing Student Placement in Title III Language and Literacy Services

2023-24 Family Notification of Continuing Student Placement in Title III Language and Literacy Services

To the Parent/Guardian of:                                                                                                 ID#:                                   

 

Family Notification of Continuing Student Placement in Title III Language and Literacy Services for American Indian/Alaska Native Student

 

Date:                                                         School:                                                               

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Your American Indian/Alaska Native student continues to be eligible for additional language and literacy support for the 2023-2024 school year. Your student will receive services until they reach proficiency on the state-approved English language proficiency assessment.

WIDA ACCESS for ELLs

Overall

Your Student’s Most Recent Score

 

For grades K-1, to exit services, students must score:

4.0

For grades 2-12, to exit services, students must score:

4.7

NOTE:  NO ACTION ON YOUR PART IS NEEDED!  SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AT NO COST DURING SCHOOL HOURS.

The purpose of the Title III program is to provide additional language and literacy support to your student. These services help your student increase their success in school and ability to attend college and seek employment.

The Northshore School District is part of a consortium of districts that participate in the Eastside Native American Education Program that is federally-funded to assist Native American, Alaskan Native, and American Indian students.  This program is intended to provide students with activities that not only offer them the opportunity to succeed academically but to enrich their cultural lives as well.

Students remain eligible for Title III services until they reach the Proficient level on the WIDA English language proficiency assessment.  After exiting services, your student’s performance will continue to be monitored to provide additional academic support if needed.

If your student has a disability, staff providing Title III services will coordinate with appropriate building staff to meet the objectives of your student’s Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan.

We encourage you to be an active participant in your student’s education.  You have the right to:

·       request regular meetings to discuss your student’s language development and academic progress.

·       request a different program, if available.

·       waive or remove your student from Title III services. (Your student will still be required to take the annual WIDA assessment. Please contact your school for additional information.)

Sincerely,

Megan Bernicchi

Assistant Director of Accelerated Models and Programs