EL Parent Newsletter

January - February


“Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.” ~Robert Alan
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Important Dates:

January 4th, 2023

School Resumes

January 13th-16th

No School for Students- Professional Learning Day/

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 20th, 2023

No School- President's Day

January 30th - March 24th, 2023

OELPA Testing Begins

Tips for Homework Help !!

Homework Tips for Parents of ELs Homework is important for students and their academic success, but helping children with homework can be difficult — especially if you are still learning English.

Here are some ways you can make homework easier for everyone — and remember that your involvement is the key to your child's success, no matter what language you are using!

The homework routine :

Help your child get organized Help your child pick out a special homework notebook or folder, and make sure your child has homework supplies, such as:



-writing paper

-a dictionary

Get into a routine: Set a regular time for homework every day, and look for a homework area with good lighting. Help your child get into the habit of getting homework done before doing other activities.

Limit distractions: Turn off the TV and video games, and restrict phone calls and texting during homework time. If your child is using the computer for homework, check in periodically to make sure he is getting homework done.

OELPA Time!!

The OELPA is an online test (paper is available for students who cannot test online). EL teachers will schedule time and provide appropriate equipment to administer the OELPA. The Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) is the state summative test used to determine an English learner’s proficiency level and to exit from the English language program.The OELPA is required for all English learners in addition to Ohio’s State Tests. Districts may administer the OELPA any time during the test administration window and in any order. OELPA has four parts: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.

Test Taking Tips:

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