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English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

English Learner Advisory Committee

Sheridan ELAC Dates for the 20-21 School Year:

All parents of English Learners are invited to attend. Zoom Links will be sent via ParentSquare about 1 week before the scheduled meeting date.  

  1. September 28th, 2020 at 4pm via Zoom
  2. January 19th , 2021 at 4pm via Zoom
  3. February 8th 2021 at 4pm via Zoom (Holiday...oops... will reschedule)
  4. April 12th 2021 at 4pm via Zoom

2020-21 ELAC Roles: 

President: Vanessa Maldonado

Vice President: Hope Rodriguez

Secretary: Yaneli Godinez

DELAC Representative: Vanessa Maldonado 

DELAC Dates 10/26, 1/25, 3/8, 5/17 at 3:30-5:00 PM via Zoom


Thank you all for your commitment to Sheridan's ELAC Team!


Mission Statement:

KCUSD's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of educational programs and co-curricular activities for all students so that they may attain their highest potential.  



What is the English Learner Advisory Committee?

The English Learner Advisory Committee is a school-level committee of English Learner parents, staff, and community members designated to advise and assist school officials in making important decisions related to services and programs for English learners.  Each California public school with 21 or more English learners must form an English Learner Advisory Committee. 

Purposes of the ELAC:

To provide parents of English Learners the opportunity to: 

  1.  Participate in the school’s needs assessments of students, parents and teachers. 
  2.  Advise the principal and school staff on the school’s program for English Learners.
  3. Provide input on the most effective ways to ensure regular school attendance. 
  4.  Advise the school on the annual language census. 
  5. Advise the School Site Council on the development of the School Improvement Plan. 
English Learning Programs used at Sheridan.
  K-2nd 3rd 4th-5th
ELPAC Level 1 and very low 2s
Language Studio
Imagine Learning with Kinsella strategies Imagine Learning with Kinsella strategies
ELPAC Levels 2,3, and 4s that did not meet local criteria for reclassification
Language Studio
Language Studio
KCUSD 3rd Grade ELD UNITS English 3D (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
RFEP Monitor and intervene as needed Monitor and intervene as needed Monitor and intervene as needed
  • Designated ELD instruction should be provided daily.  It may take place during synchronous or asynchronous.
  • Integrated ELD instruction should be provided throughout the day in all content areas during synchronous or asynchronous instruction.  
RFEP = Reclassified Fluent English Proficient
Your English Learning (EL) child takes the Summative ELPAC test in the Spring of each school year after their first Initial ELPAC test.  Te ELPAC consists of  Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.  Your child also takes other assessments(SRI, SBA, BPST...) that help with the decision making of becoming considered as RFEP. 
In order to Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) your child needs to get 4 average on the ELPAC and a Basic score or higher on either the SRI, SBA or BPST.  Once this happens the teacher and administrator fill out a form and then contact parents for their input and signature.  If parent agrees then student is RFEP'd.