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Perry Local

Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200
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English Learners

About English Learning (EL)

The mission of the Perry Local Schools English Learning instruction is to ensure equal access to the learning standards taught.
Perry Schools believes students are most successful when parent and family works together with teachers and takes part in school clubs, athletics, or extra-curricular student opportunities in the community.

What is EL?
According to the Ohio Department of Education, the term "English Learners" (EL) refer to those students whose native or home language is other than English, and whose current limitations in the ability to understand, speak, read or write in English inhibit their effective participation in a school’s educational program.  Students qualify for EL instruction through data collected during the OELPS and OELPA assessment tools.

Language Assistance
If you have difficulty understanding English, you may, free of charge, request language assistance services for Perry Local Schools information by contacting the English Learner Support Office at (440) 259-9500 x.9505 or email us at: [email protected]

Si tiene dificultades para entender el inglés, puede solicitar gratuitamente servicios de asistencia lingüística para la información de Perry Local Schools poniéndose en contacto con la Oficina de Apoyo a los Estudiantes de Inglés en el teléfono (440) 259-9500 x.9505 o enviando un correo electrónico a [email protected]

Parent Rights (Title III and Parent Notification)
The purpose Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act is to help meet the needs of EL students, develop high quality language instruction programs, build agencies’ capacities, promote parental involvement, streamline programs, hold state and local educational agencies accountable, and provide flexibility for agencies. For more information visit Ohio Department of Education: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 

English as a Second Language (ESL) at Perry     
Qualifying students receive direct ESL instruction through small groups and the oversight of a TESOL Specialist (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).  Instruction is based on little or no use of the students’ native language and is scheduled weekly in addition to the general education classes and curriculum.  ESL classes focus on teaching and progress monitoring Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards.  General education teachers assigned to EL students respond to the supportive EL Plan for individual students to access content instruction.  General education teachers utilize the EL Specialist to guide best instructional practices necessary for EL students in the general education classroom.

EL Team

Jessica Siegel
EL Long-term
Substitute Teacher
(440) 259-9500 x9553
Kali Borovic
Student/Family Liaison
(440) 259-9300 x9374
Neisha Gonazlez Natal
EL Educational Associate
(440) 259-9600 x9653