• School Closings/Delays:

    Dear Troup County School System Community, 

    Governor Brian Kemp just issued an Executive Order mandating all schools in Georgia will remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year. This includes TCSS.

    Please note that current grade calculations will be based upon student mastery of material covered through March 12, 2020 which was the end of the third nine weeks grading period. Student learning will continue after our scheduled Spring Break. We don’t want our kids to lose the valuable knowledge and skills they have gained this school year. Teachers will be contacting their students and working with them to ensure additional opportunities are available for students to demonstrate mastery of previously covered material. More details will be available the week of April 13th.

    At this time, we do not have any further updates. We know there are academic milestones and other events that our students and families were looking forward to this year. As updates are available, we will share them. 

    Over the past several weeks, our commitment to the students and the families of TCSS has been paramount. We will continue this commitment through the closure. Together, we will all get through this.

    Thank you,

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English for Speakers of Other Languages



Dr. Jacqueline Jones, Title III Coordinator

Myung "Silk Lee" Kim, ESOL Lead Teacher

Gina Bartlett, ESOL Teacher

Larry Ninas, ESOL Teacher

Yasuko Kobayashi, ESOL Teacher

Wendy Aldridge, ESOL Teacher

Chelsea Walker-Griner, ESOL Teacher


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Click here for ESOL Site Administrators


What's Happening in the World of ESOL? 

Summer ESOL Academy

From June 3 to June 14, English Language Learners attend the ESOL Summer Academy at Ethel Kight Elementary School.The focus of instruction was on reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the English language.

The ESOL Academy staff used a strength based curriculum model to build children’s literacy and resilience skills side by side. The ESOL Academy focused on 7 strengths: Belonging, Curiosity, Kindness, Friendship, Confidence, Courage, and Hope. These core ideas center literacy learning around children’s own stories and connect reading and writing experiences back to students’ own lives. By valuing and celebrating each child’s strengths and stories, the curriculum improves social-emotional development. This is essential for making the students feel fully ready for success in school and healthy relationships, and builds engagement with a supportive community of readers and writers. 



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Look What's Growing







Mrs. Silk Lee (Franklin Forest Elementary)

Mrs. Lee has been communicating with students and parents during these challenging times through Remind, texts, phone calls and Kakao Talk, which is a Korean version of texting and asked the parents to send some pictures of their children working at home.

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Callaway Elementary 

During February, Mrs. Walker's Kindergarten students at Callaway Elementary celebrated and learned about famous African Americans for Black History Month. Pictured are students with portraits of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American to integrate public schools. They discussed the meaning of prejudice, segregation, and the importance of kindness. Students were thankful for her and her family's bravery. 

March 2nd was the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss. First graders at Clearview elementary learned about rhyming words and read The Cat in the Hat. Afterwards, students created their own book titles: Bear in a Chair, Cat on a Mat, Frog on a Log, and Fish on a Dish.


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Mrs. Lee's 1st graders singing a spring song and 4th graders working hard on Imaginelearning to improve their reading comprehension skills.

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ESOL at the High School

Mr. Ninas High School ESOL students are honing their reading comprehension skills using Common Lit. 


Opportunities: Click the link below

Teach100 Education Resources

Kennesaw State 18th Annual ESOL Conference 2020

TESOL International Conference 2019

Korean Arts & Crafts

Interpretation/Translation Form

Interpretation/Translation Request Form

Interpretation Agreement Form

Interpretation Agreement Form English

Interpretation Agreement Form Korean

Interpretation Agreement Form Spanish



  •  Title I ESEA requirement (1111(b)(2)(G)(i) that ALL English Learners must be annually assessed on their English proficiency.  As you know, English learners in Georgia are currently being administered the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 through March 8th.
  • Exceeds the requirements stipulated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 and is used to measure and report growth in a manner consistent with the need for fulfilling these requirements.
  • Generates results that serve as one criterion to aid in determining when ELLs have attained the language proficiency needed to participate meaningfully in content area classrooms without program support and on state academic content tests without accommodations.
  • Provides districts with information that will aid in evaluating the effectiveness of their ESL/bilingual programs.
  • Identifies the ELP levels of students with respect to the WIDA ELP Standards' levels 1-6.
  • Provides information that can be used to enhance instruction and learning for ELLs.


Monitoring Forms 2019- 2019

Per State and Federal guidelines, we are required to monitor the English language development and academic progress of ESOL students who have been exited from the ESOL Program (for two years).

Additionally, TCSS ESOL will use these monitoring forms to document the progress of students who are receiving ESOL support services on a consultative basis, students whose parents have refused services and ESOL students whose progress needs to be closely monitored. Teachers are also encouraged to use these forms as a method of gathering classroom performance data on other ESOL students for RTI, parent-teacher conferences or IEP meetings.



Kindergarten WIDA Can Do Descriptors

1st-2nd WIDA Can Do Descriptors

3rd-5th WIDA Can Do Descriptors

6th-8th WIDA Can Do Descriptors

9th-12th WIDA Can Do Descriptors


Educator LINKS

U.S.. Department of Education 


GA TESOL (Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)


CAL (Center for Applied Linguistics)\




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Lessons and Flashcards

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Resource Links

ACCESS Information

ACCESS for ELs 2.0

Purpose and Use of ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

  • Help students understand their current level of English language proficiency along the developmental continuum.
  • Serve as one of multiple measures used to determine those students prepared to exit English language support programs.
  • Provide teachers with information they can subsequently use to enhance instruction and learning in programs for their English language learners.
  • Provide districts with information that will help them evaluate the effectiveness of their ESL/bilingual programs.
  • Meet federal requirements, such as Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives 1 and 2, for the monitoring of ELLs' progress toward English language proficiency.


As with ACCESS for ELLs, the tasks on the new summative assessment will attempt to replicate the kinds of communicative situations (and the language needed to be processed or produced within them) that might be encountered in different school contexts. Each assessment item and task will target at least one of the five WIDA ELD Standards:

  • Social and Instructional Language
  • Language of Language Arts
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Language of Science
  • Language of Social Studies

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 will continue to assess each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing separately.











Spanish For Kids


The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools

This websites has glossaries for many subject areas that

offer word translations in multiple languages for grades 3-5; 6-8 and high school.


Language, literacy and learning in the content areas

ELs andSocial Studies



Parent Tool Kit

English/Spanish (No Child Left Behind)

Consulado de Mexico en Atlanta

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
GoodCall Scholarship Search

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