Family Resources

Parent Information

Schools in New York City must provide a variety of translated surveys, informational documents, and notifications to parents of ELLs during the identification and placement process. This section provides these documents as well as other resources for school staff and parents of ELLs.
(orientation video for parents and families of English Language Learners in 10 languages)

Parents' Preferred Language Form
(available from the Translation and Interpretation Unit, this form collects the language preference of parents for school communications)

The Home Language Identification Survey
(upon registration, administered to parents of children who have a home language other than English): 
Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish , Urdu

The ELL Parent Brochure
(provides information on ELL identification and eligibility, the three types of ELL programs, and ways parents can participate in their child’s education): 
Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian CreoleKorean, Russian, Spanish, Urdu

Parent Survey & Program Selection Form
(provides parents with the option of choosing the most appropriate program model for their child)

Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, ChineseEnglish, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu

Parent Notifications
(informing parents of the status of their child's ELL program eligibility)

Entitlement Letter: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Urdu

Continued Entitlement Letter: (Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian CreoleHindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu)

Non Entitlement Letter: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Urdu

Placement Letter: (Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu)

Non Entitlement/Transition Letter
: (Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, HindiKorean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu)

Title III Letter: (Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu)


The ELL Parent Information Case

(for parent coordinators and other school-based staff who provide infomation and services to parents of ELLs)

ALBETAC's Directory of Asian Community Based Organizations, 2006-07
(this directory provides listing of organizations in specific language communities and the services they provide):

Arabic , Bengali , Chinese , English Korean , Russian and Urdu