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English Language Learners

Contact Information

Michele Bryant, Director of Academic Support Services 
Lead EL Instructional Aide
Translator - Spanish


Distance Learning Parent Newsletters in Spanish (Programa de Educación a Distancia Boletín para Padres)

Issue 14: October 16, 2020(PDF)

Issue 13: September 18, 2020(PDF)

Issue 12: August 14, 2020(PDF)

Issue 11: July 24, 2020(PDF)

Issue 10: June 19, 2020(PDF)

May 2020 Newsletters

April 2020 Newsletters


Live Canvas Training for Parents/Students

Canvas Training for Parents (English):

Norris English Training


CANVAS Training For Parents (Spanish) :

Starting Smarter

CAASPP Starting Smarter website external icon

ELPAC Starting Smarter website external icon

  • The Starting Smarter websites help parents understand student scores and reports, view sample test questions, and provide additional free resources to support your child’s learning.

Practice and Training Tests

Practice and Training Tests web page external icon

  • This web page provides students guest access to practice and training tests. Select “Sign In” as a Guest User and Guest Session to take a practice or training test with your child. Select your child’s grade and choose a practice or training test for the following tests:
    • Smarter Balanced English-language Arts or mathematics
    • California Alternate Assessments for English-language Arts or mathematics
    • California Science Test
    • California Spanish Test
    • English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
    • Alternate ELPAC

Technology Readiness Checker for Students

Technology Readiness Checker for Students external icon

How to Use the Technology Readiness Checker for Students (PDF) external icon

Technology Readiness Checker for Student Support Guidelines (PDF) external icon

  • The Technology Readiness Checker for Students (TRCS) is a game-like tool students navigate to create a storyboard. The navigation through the TRCS is similar to the navigation used in a computer-based assessment and can be used to identify your child’s technology readiness for online testing.
  • The TRCS is not an assessment and does not provide scores.

COVID- 19 Information 


For your information and socialization.  The below link has 22 informational videos in Spanish on COVID.  Videos include topics such as:

People in Masks


  • Uso de cubiertas de tela para la cara
  • Que hacer y qué no hacer con las cubiertas para la cara
  • Distancia Social
  • Síntomas de la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019
  • Consejos para mantener los niños sanos
  • Cuando buscar atención medica por el COVID-19


And many more.