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Address

12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

Phone Number

(425) 456-4135

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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All multilingual students registering in Washington State are screened with the WIDA Screener to determine if English Language Learner services should be provided.The screening is scheduled either when the student registers for school or is completed when they start attending school. 

Watch the K-12 Multilingual Learners Family Information Night presentation from Nov 15, 2021 on YouTube

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Elementary School Services 

All eligible English Language Learners (ELLs)/Multilingual Language Learners (MLLs) are served by ELL-endorsed teachers and facilitators in their home schools.  ELL/MLL support consists of: 

ELL/MLL Facilitation K-5: 

  • Provides inclusion supports for ELLs/MLLs through tailored instructional guidance specific to school and classroom needs, which may include: 
    • Joint planning for lessons and units 
    • Curriculum mapping and alignment 
    • Co-developing instructional materials 
    • Collaborative assessment of student work 
    • Cycles of co-teaching 
    • Using the  WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework to scaffold language instruction by content areas 
  • Organizes and supports state-required testing specific to language development 
  • Leads building-level professional development that is specific to language development 
  • Develops appropriate ELL/MLL instructional strategies to support K-5 students in successfully meeting academic standards 
  • Serves as a member of the core team of decision-making professionals in the school environment to advocate and support ELLs/MLLs and their families 
  • Organizes and involves families in school events 
  • Serves as case manager for building ELLs/MLLs 
  • Short-term instructional intervention specific to language development 

Middle and High School Services

ELL/MLL Facilitation 6-12: 

  • Provides inclusion supports for ELLs/MLLs through tailored instruction and guidance specific to school and classroom needs, which may include: : 
    • Specialized course instruction 
    • Joint lesson and unit planning 
    • Curriculum mapping and alignment 
    • Co-developing instructional materials 
    • Collaborative assessment of student work 
    • Cycles of co-teaching 
    • Using the  WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework to scaffold language instruction 
  • Organizes and supports state-required language development testing 
  • Leads building-level professional development that is specific to language development 
  • Develops appropriate ELL/MLL instructional strategies to support 6-12 students in successfully meeting academic standards 
  • Serves as a member of the core team of decision-making professionals in the school environment to advocate and support ELLs/MLLs and their families 
  • Organizes and involves families in school events 
  • Serves as case manager for building ELLs/MLLs

Services
The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.