• 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
  • Language Proficiency Testing

    Language Proficiency Testing

    A.   English Language Learner (ELL) Plan Committee Meetings

    The Maryland State Department of Education requires that an ELL Plan Committee meeting be held for all ESOL students (kindergarten through grade 12).  The ELL Plan Committee determines what accommodations(s) each ESOL student needs for both daily instruction and for testing situations during the school year.  Decisions of the ELL Plan Committee are NOT based on the student’s ESOL level, but instead, on classroom observations, class work, and the results of the annual assessment of English proficiency.  Accommodations should be offered on a regular basis and should NOT be provided only for testing.   ELL Accommodations Documentation (Maryland Accommodations Tool ELL-9A/9B) must be signed by school personnel and offered to the parent for approval of the decisions of the ELL Plan Committee.  The ELL Accommodations Documentation is required for the current school year in each ESOL student’s cumulative folder. 


    B.  Reclassified English Language Learners Accommodations Documentation
     
    The Maryland State Department of Education allows those English language learners who have exited the ESOL program within the last two school years to receive accommodations on state and local assessments.  A committee appointed by the principal determines what accommodations(s) each Reclassified-English Language Learner needs for both daily instruction and for testing situations during the school year.  Decisions of this committee are based on classroom observations, class work, and the results of the most recent annual assessment of English proficiency.  Accommodations should be offered on a regular basis and should NOT be provided only for testing.  R-ELL Accommodations Documentation (Maryland Accommodations Tool ELL-9C) must be signed by school personnel and offered to the parent for approval of the decisions of the R-ELL Plan Committee.   

     

     C.  ACCESS for ELLs Testing
     
    All English Learners in grades K-12 are required to take the ACCESS for ELLs assessment in speaking, listening, reading and writing.