District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) provides parents of English Learners (EL) in the District the opportunity to participate in an educational system that might be foreign to them. State and Federal education laws require districts that have 50 or more English Learners to form a committee for the purpose of dealing with matters relevant to their needs.
Schools are required to establish an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) when there are 21 or more English Learners. The DELAC and ELAC groups must meet a minimum of 4 times a year to perform the following objectives: Actively advise on the school's/district's program for ELs and advise the School Site Council on the development of the Single School Plan for Student Achievement, assist the principal and staff on the school's needs assessment, the school's annual language census (R-30), and efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance. Schools will review or develop bylaws and elect a new governing board each year. Any ELAC group may meet and vote to relinquish the responsibilities of ELAC to the School Site Council.
International Family Contact/Buddy System
If you are a DMUSD International Family looking for a buddy, or if you wish to volunteer as a buddy, please contact Molly McGregor at email.
English Learner Family Support Handbook
Below are DMUSD English Learner Support Handbook for International Families:
DELAC MeetingsWebsites for English Learners:
BrainPop ESL is dedicated to teaching English to students all over the world through animated movies, exciting study tools, quizzes and fun games: http://esl.brainpop.com/Activities for ESL Students has grammar and vocabulary practice for all levels, including many bilingual quizzes for beginners. Also includes a link for teachers, with conversation questions, games, and many other ideas to put to use in the classroom: a4esl.org
ABCYa is a website includes educational games organized by grade level, from 1st to 5th, and is particularly good for spelling and phonics. There are games to practice vowels, uppercase and lowercase letters, Dolch sight words, synonyms and antonyms and more: www.abcya.comLanguage Guide is an online picture dictionary, with everything from the alphabet to parts of the body to farm animals: languageguide.org/english
Do Your Homework at the Library!When you open this link: San Diego Public LibraryThe program includes:
- Free access to paid Coaches and caring volunteers who are available to help K-8 students with their homework assignments;
- Free access to school supplies and materials; and
- Free access to computers, online research tools, and other digital resources available at the library.