English for Speakers of Other Languages
The Lowndes County School System provides services through the English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) program to qualifying students in each of our schools for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. This program is funded through Title III, a federally funded program that provides supplemental services. The ESOL program focuses on supporting English Learners (ELs) . The goal of the ESOL program is to assist the students in becoming English language proficient and successful in their academic classes. Program standards emphasize social and academic language proficiency using World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Proficiency Standards. English Learners are tested annually with the ACCESS Test which assesses academic language tasks in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking across the content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Everyone Smiles in the Same Language!
ESOL Parent Outreach Resources
Lowndes County Schools Parent Night Presentation
2016-2017 Listado de asignaturas de jardín de niños a 8.° grado y de cursos de 9.° a 12.° grado con financiamiento del estado
Title III Director
ESOL Parent Communication Plan
Home Language Survey
The home language survey is given to all parents of students to complete at registration. If a language other than English is identified, students will be screened for ESOL services.
Per federal law, school-home communication must be provided in a language that our parents understand. In an effort to facilitate this communication, translation and interpretation services are available at no charge to parents and guardians who require assistance in understanding all district and school related information. Lowndes County Schools provides assistance to parents/guardians of English Learners in their home language. Lowndes County Schools uses World Wide Interpreter and Transact.com as resources for school home communication. Parents, Guardians or Students who need assistance in a language other than English may call 229-245-2250.
Parent Notification for English Learners
The district assures that parental notification is provided as required for:
notification of eligibility of services
notification of initial or continuing program placement
description of delivery model
notification of annual assessment for English language proficiency
annual assessment score reports to show growth in language proficiency (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing)
exit from ESOL Program
Lowndes County Schools provides parent outreach opportunities in order to promote parental and community participation in programs for English Learners. Topics include classroom expectations; available school and community resources and services; and how to understand report cards and standardized test scores. The ESOL Department not only provides instruction in how to help their children at home but also provides supplementary reading and math materials in both Spanish and English to the parents English Learners.
Student & Parent Handbook
Lowndes County Schools provides a Student and Parent Handbook in English and Spanish:
This handbook is available in print. It is also posted on the Lowndes County Schools webpage. This handbook is provided for the purpose of informing students and families about the policies and procedures of Lowndes County Schools.
Complaint ProceduresAny individual, organization, or agency may file a complaint with the Lowndes County School System (LCSS) if they believe and allege that LCSS is violating a federal statue or regulation regarding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The complaint must allege a violation that occurred not more than one (1) year prior to the date the complaint is received unless a longer period is reasonable because the violation is considered to be systemic or ongoing. A written complaint should be addressed to: Lowndes County Board of Education, Attn: Federal Projects Director, 1592 Norman Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31601.
|Joy Cowart||Teacher||Lowndes Middle School & Lowndes High Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Julie Love||Teacher||Clyattville Elementary Schoolemail@example.com|
|Susan Moore||Teacher||Clyattville Elementary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kay Retterbush||Teacher||Moulton Branch Elementary Schoolemail@example.com|
|Stacy Anderson||Teacher||Dewar Elementary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Renee Galloway||Teacher||Hahira Middle Schoolemail@example.com|
|Kristy James||Teacher||Pine Grove Middle Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Arnedra Moore||Teacher||Hahira Elementary Schoolemail@example.com|
|Laura Copeland||Teacher||Lake Park Elementary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ashley Willmont||Teacher||Pine Grove Elementary Schoolemail@example.com|
|Kris Stites||Teacher||Westside Elementary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|