District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
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 Shirley Bales at email.
English Learner Family Support Handbook
Below are DMUSD English Learner Support Handbook for International Families:
Websites 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/
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.com
- CA Department of Education – English Learners
- California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
- English Learner Programs (SDCOE)