• Friday, January 18, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.

    Viernes, el 18 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
  • Curriculum and Instruction

    Curriculum and Instruction


    The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program provides the English language instruction required of local educational agencies for English Language Learners (ELLs) in kindergarten through grade 12. Students, who are determined to be in sufficient need through language proficiency testing, receive language support from a certified teacher who has extensive knowledge of second language acquisition and effective strategies for meeting their needs.


    The Prince George’s County Public Schools ESOL/Title III program is designed to provide appropriate, effective English language instruction and to facilitate cultural awareness for ELLs, grades K–12, as required by both federal and state regulations.

    ESOL curriculum materials have been developed to complement the core instructional program in Prince George’s County Public Schools. ESOL classes are designed to integrate the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with content, by utilizing various ESOL methodologies and techniques; ESOL instruction supports the skills needed to perform satisfactorily on all federal and state-mandated assessments.

    ESOL instruction should reflect the instructional organization of the Framework for Teaching Lesson Plan Format.




    WIDA Standards

    WIDA standards are used in conjunction with Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards to ensure that students acquire the language they need to be successful across the curriculum.