Mrs. Lynne Romo


Open House 7-27-18

Posted by Lynne Romo on July 27, 2018 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Open House will be today, July 27th, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

Back to School Bash in Hoschton 7/21/18

Posted by Lynne Romo on July 21, 2018 in Uncategorized with No Comments

This Saturday, July 21st, the city of Hoschton will sponsor a Back to School Bash at the train depot from 6-9 PM. They will be giving away school supplies, free hair cuts, etc. Visit the WJES booth while you’re there!

Some information about ESOL

Posted by Lynne Romo on July 20, 2018 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Welcome to the WJES ESOL website! Please read below for the answers to some commonly asked questions about ESOL. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have further questions or concerns at or (706) 654-2044, Room 400.

In addition to the educational links on the right, you can find more at the WJES EIP website. This link is located under both student and teacher/parent links. Just mouse over the links to get a brief explanation of their content.

What is ESOL?
ESOL stands for English to Speakers of Other Languages. ESOL is a program where English Learners (EL) work on the four components of English language development: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students usually receive one period of differentiated English instruction per day based on English language proficiency levels and needs. They are taught completely in English by a certified ESOL teacher, who may or may not speak the students’ native language.

How do students enter and exit the ESOL program?
When a student enters school, a parent or guardian must complete a home language survey. If the parent/guardian indicates that a language besides English is spoken in the home, the student is given an English language proficiency assessment. In Georgia, this assessment is known as WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT). The results of this “screener” assessment determine the student’s initial eligibility for ESOL services. If the student qualifies for services, he/she is placed in the ESOL program and is assessed annually using the ACCESS for ELLs. This assessment is designed to measure English language learners’ social and academic proficiency and progress in English. The results of ACCESS determine whether a student continues with ESOL services or exits the program.

What happens once a student exits the ESOL program?
When a student exits ESOL, he/she will be monitored for two years following the exit date. This entails the ESOL teacher collaborating with any of the student’s teachers to ensure he/she is accessing and learning grade level material. Both directly served and monitored English language learners are eligible for testing accommodations. Once the two year monitoring period ends, the student is considered a former English language learner.

Information About 2017 ACCESS Scores

Posted by Lynne Romo on May 19, 2017 in Uncategorized with No Comments

2017 ACCESS scores will be coming home with your student with his/her report card. The 2017 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 had an increase in expectations for English language use in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students this year will need to demonstrate higher language skills to achieve the same proficiency level scores as they previously had. Please be aware that even if your child’s 2017 ACCESS scores may be lower than the previous year, they still may have made progress in his or her English language proficiency this year. These changes also increased the expectations of language use for exiting the English language development program.

Below are links to detailed information about the 2017 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 changes in various languages.
2017SpanishWIDAACCESS parents2017BosnianACCESSWIDAparents2017RomanianACCESSWIDAparents2017ChineseACCESSWIDA parents2017HmongWIDAACCESSparents

How do you know if your child is making progress in his/her English language development?

Posted by Lynne Romo on April 25, 2016 in Uncategorized with No Comments

The following links provide information about your child’s ACCESS scores and his/her English language proficiency. The webinar is in both English and Spanish and lasts about fifteen minutes.

Georgia Milestones Information

Posted by Lynne Romo on March 18, 2016 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Please click on the links below to learn more about the Georgia Milestones Assessment.

Georgia Milestones Parent Brochure in Spanish

Georgia Milestones Parent Brochure in English

Webinars for Families of English Learners

Posted by Lynne Romo on August 29, 2015 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Following are some very informative webinars for families of English language learners. Their format uses slides accompanied by audio, and each webinar lasts about 15 minutes. These webinars can also be accessed through the WIDA website. Georgia is a member of WIDA, a consortium of states which advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators.

Who is an English Language Learner?

How is your child’s language development supported at school?

How do you know if your child is making progress in his/her English language development?

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