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East Millsboro Elementary to offer kindergarten Spanish immersion class

Information meeting set for May 8
May 03, 2013

East Millsboro Elementary School will offer a Spanish immersion program in the Indian River School District for the 2013-14 school year. Only kindergarten students will be selected for this first year of the program.

The Spanish immersion program gives young learners the opportunity to acquire a second language in a developmentally appropriate format. Kindergarten students will spend half of each school day learning in English and the other half of the day learning in Spanish.

Students selected for the program will be eligible to continue in the immersion program through the fifth grade. They will then have the opportunity to continue Spanish instruction at the middle and high school levels.

Parents who would like more information about East Millsboro’s immersion program are encouraged to attend a special parent information session at the school at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 8.

This program is offered to all students entering kindergarten in the Indian River School District in 2013-14. Parents who are interested in having their child considered for the Spanish immersion kindergarten class must complete and submit a school choice application by Friday, May 17. Students will be selected according to the criteria determined by the state of Delaware and specified in district policy JECC-A, which can be found at www.irsd.net.

Parents who would like additional information about registering their child for the immersion program should contact Kelly Dorman, East Millsboro principal, at 302-934-3222 or Supervisor of Elementary Instruction Audrey Carey at 302-436-1000.

East Millsboro is the second elementary school in the Indian River School District to offer a Spanish immersion program. John M. Clayton Elementary School in Frankford began its immersion program during the 2012-13 school year.

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