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English Learners Information

What do all the acronyms mean? 

ELD-English Language Development

ELAC-English Language Advisory Committee

ELPAC-English Language Proficiency Assessments for California

FEP-Fluent English Proficient

LEP-Limited English Proficient


Why is my child identified as an English Learner (EL)?

When students are enrolled in school a Home Language survey is completed.  This will guide our assessment center to conduct an initial ELPAC and depending on the results, your child will be identified as Initial FEP or LEP.  


How can I learn more about the EL Supports at Walnut Elementary?

Join us for ELAC Meetings.  Dates are listed on the left.  Join our Community Club! (see the Community Club tab for more information)


Where are the meetings held? 

Our meetings will be held via Zoom (until further notice). Zoom information will be sent as the meeting dates get closer.


Who do I contact with questions? 

Jill Igarashi-Takayama, Elementary Learning Specialist/ELD Liaison, at jigarashi-takayama@wvusd.org

909-594-1820 ext 32255


Hope to see you on Thursday, September 17th starting at 8 AM!  The upcoming Meeting Agenda is posted below.

Zoom link was sent via Connect Ed email on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  If you did not receive the email, please check your spam and/or email me for a copy of the email with the Zoom link.

9/17 ELAC Meeting Agenda

Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 AM
September 17
December 3
February 11
April 15