TBE Enrollment

Translate this page

TBE Program Enrollment Letter

 

Dear Parent or Legal Guardian:

 

Your child is enrolled in the Transitional Bilingual Education Program (TBE) for non-native English speaking students through the English as a Second Language (ESL) Department.   The program provides academic assistance in your child’s native language with transition into English.  Based on your child’s English language test results and other measures, school personnel believe this program is the best option to meet your child’s instructional needs and to promote academic success in school. 

 

According to Illinois School Code, a child of limited English proficiency can participate in an English Language Learning (ELL) program, which includes a Transitional Bilingual Education program, for a “period of three years or until such time as he/she achieves a level of English language skills which will enable him/her to perform successfully in classes in which instruction is given only in English.”

 

The TBE program helps students to succeed in academic subjects and improve their English language skills.  The goal of the program is to meet academic achievement standards for grade promotion and to become proficient in English. The ESL Department will support your child’s English language development through coursework focused on reading, listening, speaking, and writing.  Additional assistance is available during a resource period and in other academic courses. All classes in the TBE program count toward the graduation requirements and are individually selected based on your child’s academic needs.  Your child will continue to participate in the TBE program until he or she is proficient in the English language and demonstrates the ability to be successful in classes for students who are proficient in the English language.  The expected rate of graduation for high school students in this program is 80%.

 

If your student receives special education services, educational decisions for your student will be made at the IEP meeting including ELL services.

 

Parent involvement is essential to the success of educational programs for all children.  Parents can contribute to the education of their student through the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee.  Please contact Craig Kersemeier, Bilingual Program Director, at 847-755-7600 if you are interested in participating in the committee.

 

ELL students’ and parents’ rights are outlined in Article 14-C of Illinois School Code, Transitional Bilingual Education.   As the parent or guardian of your child, you have the right to refuse the specialized services offered in the TBE program.  Before making this decision, I encourage you to visit your child’s school and meet with the staff to learn more about how the TBE program may help support your child’s individual needs. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s placement in this program, please call the school your child attends and speak to the student services director. 

 

 

TPI Program Enrollment Letter

Dear Parent or Legal Guardian:

 

Your child is enrolled in the Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) for non-native English speaking students through the English as a Second Language (ESL) Department.   Based on your child’s English language test results and other measures, school personnel believe this program is the best option to meet your child’s instructional needs and to promote academic success in school. 

 

According to Illinois School Code, a child of limited English proficiency can participate in an English Language Learning (ELL) program, which includes a Transitional Program of Instruction, for a “period of three years or until such time as he/she achieves a level of English language skills which will enable him/her to perform successfully in classes in which instruction is given only in English.”

 

The TPI program helps students to succeed in academic subjects and improve their English language skills.  The goal of the program is to meet academic achievement standards for grade promotion and to become proficient in English. The ESL Department will support your child’s English language development through coursework focused on reading, listening, speaking, and writing.  Additional assistance is available during a resource period and in other academic courses. All classes in the TPI program count toward the graduation requirements and are individually selected based on your child’s academic needs.  Your child will continue to participate in the TPI program until he or she is proficient in the English language and demonstrates the ability to be successful in classes for students who are proficient in the English language.  The expected rate of graduation for high school students in this program is 80%.

 

If your student receives special education services, educational decisions for your student will be made at the IEP meeting including ELL services.

 

Parent involvement is essential to the success of educational programs for all children.  Parents can contribute to the education of their student through the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee.  Please contact Craig Kersemeier, Bilingual Program Director, at 847-755-7600 if you are interested in participating in the committee.

ELL students’ and parents’ rights are outlined in Article 14-C of Illinois School Code, Transitional Bilingual Education.   As the parent or guardian of your child, you have the right to refuse the specialized services offered in the TPI program.  Before making this decision, I encourage you to visit your child’s school and meet with the staff to learn more about how the TPI program may help support your child’s individual needs. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s placement in this program, please call the school your child attends and speak to the student services director.

 

 

Notice of Early Program Withdrawal

The district sends a letter to ask permission to exit their child before the end of three years in the programSee sample notice of early program withdrawal letter on page 26.

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

 

Congratulations! Based on your child’s composite and literacy score from the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English (ACCESS) test administered statewide in January your child has progressed beyond the need for English language learning (ELL) services prior to receiving three years of ELL services. The Illinois State Board of Education has established that a student who achieves a 4.8/6.0 composite English language proficiency score and a 4.2/6.0 literacy (reading/writing) English language proficiency score on the ACCESS is considered English proficient.

 

According to Illinois School Code, a child of limited English proficiency can participate in an ELL program, which includes a Transitional Bilingual Education program or a Transitional Program of Instruction, for a “period of three years or until such time as he/she achieves a level of English language skills which will enable him/her to perform successfully in classes in which instruction is given only in English.”

 

As a result, with your permission, your child will be placed in mainstream education classes.  Your child’s academic progress will continue to be monitored for the next two academic years while your child is enrolled at a District 211 high school.

 

Please indicate below if you give permission to officially exit your child from the ELL program and return this completed letter to the Student Services Director by June 10, 2011.  Once exited from the ELL program your child will be enrolled in mainstream education courses and will not receive ELL services. 

 

ELL students’ and parents’ rights are outlined in Article 14-C of Illinois School Code, Transitional Bilingual Education.  If you have any questions regarding your child’s academic placement, please contact me at (847) 755-XXXX.  Thank you for your continued support of your child’s academic progress.

 

                                                                        Sincerely,

 

 

                                                                       

                                                                        Student Services Director

 

 

____ Yes, I, _____________________, give permission to exit my child,            ____________________,

                        (parent/guardian)                                                                                                        (student’s name)

 

from the ELL program prior to the end of three years in the program.

Notice of Program Services Beyond Three Years

The district sends a letter to request parental consent to keep their child in the program longer than three years.  See sample of notice of program services beyond three years letter on page 27.

Sample Notice of ELL Program Services Beyond Three Years Letter

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Your child is currently enrolled in the English Language Learning (ELL) services.  According to Illinois School Code, a child of limited English proficiency can participate in an ELL program, which includes a Transitional Bilingual Education program or a Transitional Program of Instruction, for a “period of three years or until such time as he/she achieves a level of English language skills which will enable him/her to perform successfully in classes in which instruction is given only in English.”

 

Our records indicate that your child has not met the Illinois State Board of Education exit criteria of a 4.8/6.0 composite English language proficiency score and a 4.2/6.0 literacy (reading/writing) English language proficiency score on the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English (ACCESS) test administered in January.  However, your child has received at least three years of ELL services.  In order for your child to continue receiving ELL services please complete the bottom portion of this letter and return it your student’s counselor by June 10, 2011.  ELL students’ and parents’ rights are outlined in Article 14-C of Illinois School Code, Transitional Bilingual Education.

 

Sincerely,

 

Student Services Director                                                                  ESL Department Chair

 

 

Please check one and sign the bottom of this letter prior to returning it to your student’s counselor by June 10, 2011.

 

            Yes, I give the permission for my child, _______________________________  to continue to receive ELL services beyond the three year period.

 

            I would like to request a meeting to discuss the recommendation before I make a decision.

 

    
    

 

 

Parent Signature                                                                                 Date

    
    

 

 

Student’s Name                                                                                  ID Number

Sample Parent Refusal of ELL Services Letter

 

Dear Parent or Guardian,

 

Township High School District 211 educators have completed an assessment of your child’s English language skills according to the guidelines put forth by the State of Illinois.  The results of these assessments indicate that your child is not proficient in all domains of the English language.  We recommend that your child continue to develop his or her English writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills during this school year through specialized courses and services available through the English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) Department. 

 

We believe that your child’s participation in this program is the best option to meet his or her English language needs and to promote overall academic success in school.  All of the classes in the recommended program fulfill graduation requirements and have been individually selected to accommodate your child’s needs.  If you support this recommendation, you need do nothing.  Your child automatically will receive English language learning (ELL) services based on the school’s assessment of his or her needs.   Your child may remain in this program until he or she is proficient in English and demonstrates the necessary language ability to be successful in coursework without additional support.

 

However, you do have the right as parent or guardian to refuse English language learner services that this school has recommended for your child.  To refuse these services, simply sign and submit this form in the enclosed envelope to Director of Instructional Improvement Danielle Hauser.  In doing so, you would be stating that you do not wish for your child to receive the recommended English language services at this time.  However, you can request at any time that your child be re-assigned into the ELL Program, as long as he or she meets program eligibility requirements.

 

Please note that, regardless of your decision, your child still is required to participate in the state-mandated assessments for limited English proficient students.  ELL students’ and parents’ rights are outlined in Article 14-C of Illinois School Code, Transitional Bilingual Education.  For additional information go to our web site at http://adc.d211.org/english-language-learner/.

 

 

________________________________________________                                       _________________

Print Student’s Name                                                                                       Student’s ID Number

 

 

______________________________                  _____________________________              _______

Print Parent or Guardian’s Name                       Parent or Guardian’s Signature                    Date

 

Parent or guardian, please provide any comments below or attach an additional sheet:

 

 

 

________________________________              _______________________________          _______

Print Director of Student Services Name            Director of Student Services Signature        Date

 

Return a signed copy of this letter to Danielle Hauser, Director of Instructional Improvement.

 

 

 

1750 South Roselle Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067-7336
847-755-6600
See our Mobile App