English as Second Language


English As Second Language
EL PROGRAMS  and Documents
Giles County Public Schools provides English Learners with supplemental services to enhance their acquisition of the English Language and achievement of the Standards of Learning. The Handbook and forms utilized in the EL program are provided below.  Additional information regarding EL students is available at the state and federal level. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding ELs please contact Jason Campbell, Data Mgmt/Testing Coord at 540-7921-1421 x12  or email at [email protected]

Department Of Education:
English Learner ToolKit
English Learner Education- VDOE Website

EL Identification & Procedures Document
EL Home Language Survey
EL Identification Annual Memo
Virginia's Entrance Procedures and Recommended Entrance Criteria for Identifying English Learners

For Parents:
EL Parent Notification Letter
My Child is an EL Learner Parents Guide

For Teachers:
WIDA English Language Development Standards
Specific Content Area EL Instruction:
A) Reading Support
B) Fine Arts
a. Dance
b. Music
c. Theatre
d. Visual Arts
e. Fine Arts PPT
C) Math
D) History/Social Science
E) Science

EL Assessment Participation Guidelines
EL Introduction and Training PowerPoint
EL Teacher Toolkit 
Improving Identification of EL Learners for Talented and Gifted Programs
Ensuring English Learner Students Can Participate Meaningfully and Equally in Educational Programs 
Serving English Learners (ELs) with Disabilities - VDOE Brief
Access for ELs Scores and Reports
Handbook for Educators of EL Students with Suspected Disabilities
WIDA Performance Definitions - Speaking & Writing
WIDA Performance Definitions - Listening & Reading

 Identification of English Learners (ELs) upon enrolling in Giles County Public Schools

The USED Office of Civil Rights and in conjunction with the US Department of Justice has approved the following questions to demonstrate minimal compliance with the requirement to identify possible English Learners in need of Language Assistance: 

What is the primary language used in the home, regardless of the language spoken by the student?

What is the language most often spoken by the student?

What is the language that the student first acquired?

These identifying questions are included on a Home Language Survey (included above) provided to parents and guardians of all students enrolling in Giles County Public Schools. If a parent or guardian responds with any language other than English for one or more questions, then the student should be progressed to the language screening process. Giles County Public Schools must ensure that incoming Els are identified, screened, and placed in appropriate programs and services within 30 days of enrollment, and must ensure that all Els enrolling in each of our schools are identified in a consistent manner.

If you have any questions regarding the identification process or would like to discuss 
how your child can be screened contact the following staff where your child attends or will attend school:
 Principal  Eastern Elem/Middle School   540-626-7281
 Principal  Macy McClaugherty Elem/Middle School  540-921-1363
 Principal  Narrows Elem/Middle School  540-726-2391
 Principal  Giles High School   540-921-1711
 Principal  Narrows High School  540-726-2384