Susanville School District English Learner Program

Claudia Dunlavy
Claudia Dunlavy
EL Coordinator/Teacher
Nancy Noah
Bilingual ELL Paraprofessional
The English Learner Program addresses the academic needs of our students in the Susanville School District who are learning English as a second language.

Program Description:

To ensure that English Learners succeed academically.
  • Develop students’ English fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • Ensure that English learners K-8 are provided instruction following District and State adopted English-language arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science standards.
 

To provide a quality English Learner Program for all students.

 
  • Ensure equal access to the core curriculum to encourage academic success through Structured English Immersion (SEI), Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE), or Alternative Bilingual Program.

 
To provide students acquiring English equal access to the core curriculum.
  • Cluster students to provide appropriate instruction.
  • Provide students with an effective program as they transition into English academic instruction.
  • Provide instruction based upon District and State adopted standards.
  • Provide appropriate materials to deliver instruction.
 

To provide students daily English Language Development so they can acquire English fluency and literacy necessary for academic success.

  • Provide staff development on effective ELD strategies and techniques.
  • Provide continuous assessment of second language acquisition progress.
  • Provide District adopted ELD materials for teachers and students.

To ensure that English learners receive educational services from properly qualified and credentialed staff.

  • Employ qualified certificated (BCLAD and CLAD) candidates
  • Provide staff development oppurtunities for certificated and classified staff to ensure a quality program through the use of District, County Office of Education trainers, and consultants.

To encourage participation and involvement of parents in the education of their children.

  • Establish clear communication channels between the District, home, and community.
  • Provide parents with oral interpretation and written translation to ensure equal access of information according to state guidelines.
  • Provide bilingual parents opportunities to become involved in school committees such as School Site Council, Parent/Teacher Association, and the English Language Advisory Committee.



English Learner Program Office: McKinley School Room 16
Phone: (530) 257-8200 ext. 4022

Other school site classrooms:
Meadow View School: Room 11
Diamond View School: Room 102

cdunlavy@susanvillesd.org