CCSD - Clark County School District
2020-21

Full-Time

Distance Education

FULL-TIME DISTANCE EDUCATION
REOPENING PLAN

Supporting Our English Language Learners

The English Language Learner Division (ELLD) offers multiple resources and unique opportunities for parents/guardians to build capacity to support language development at home and support student success in school during distance education. Student achievement and school improvement is a shared responsibility in which families and school staff are equal partners. Parents and guardians can contact ELLD for additional support or information, by calling 702-799-2137.

English Language Learner (ELL) Resources for Parents and Guardians Canvas course provides parents/guardians access to learning activities and resources for supporting students’ learning during distance education, including:

  • Parent/Guardian workshops and videos discussing how to support students’ language development in the home
  • Daily activities to promote language development
  • Social-emotional resources
  • Access to ELLD staff for additional support
  • Supports and resources available in both English and Spanish

Parent/Guardian workshops topics include:

Workshop Title Description
Navigating Learning from Home (Grades PK-12) This session provides families with information and resources available to support academic and socio-emotional learning in the home. Information shared includes the importance of creating and following a conducive learning environment for your students, student learning extension opportunities offered by the Clark County School District (CCSD), and ideas for navigating learning at home./td>
Language Development at Home (Grades PK-12) This session provides families with information and resources available to support language development in the home. Information shared includes ideas for supporting social and academic language as well as interactive games families can replicate at home to promote language development in everyday interactions. This session also provides parents/guardians an understanding of how students are identified as English language learners based on language development levels.
Newcomer Orientation: Exploring CCSD (Grades PK-12) This session assists families and students with making a smooth transition into the school community. Parents/guardians leave this session with the knowledge necessary to navigate new educational experiences as well as find out about the available supports that promote student success.
Discovering Future Opportunities (Grades 3-12) This session equips families with tools and resources to help guide their students to explore diverse career options. Parents/guardians complete an online career assessment to discover their career matches, median salary, and job availability and receive instructions on how to complete the assessment at home with their students. Parents/guardians learn about the importance of aligning academics with career goal setting for students to discover their own future opportunities.
STEM: Engineering Adventures (Grades 2-12) This session is designed to spark interest in STEM practices. Parents/guardians will experience engineering challenges, such as building a parking garage and a water tower. Parents/guardians receive suggestions and/or materials to engage their families in similar challenges at home.

The Teaching and Learning: English Language Learner Division website provides tools to help families engage in their child’s education.

  • Newcomer Toolkit: Provides resources and lessons on how to help students acclimate to U.S. schools, build literacy and language, and develop peer mentors.
  • Long-term Toolkit: Provides resources to accelerate the development of the students’ academic literacy and language proficiency, leading to college and career readiness.

Newcomer Message Line: (702) 799-0800

Newcomer students and families can call and leave a message regarding guidance and support opportunities for continued student learning. Calls will be returned in 24 hours. Support is available in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kinyarwanda, Lingali, Pashto, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, and Urdu.

Newcomer Support and Integration Services (NSIS) assists eligible newcomer and refugee children to successfully transition to a new way of life in Nevada and specifically help them adjust to the new school, academic expectations, and social environment. Community partnerships have been established to assist newcomer families with available wrap-around services and integration services. Information about resources can be found on the NSIS website.