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Public Forum – Proposed community welcome center & transitional program for non-English speaking newcomers

Alexandra Kincaid News

TRANSLATIONS: ARABIC | SPANISH | KINYARWANDA | FRENCH | SWAHILI

Dayton Public Schools families are invited to attend a public forum about a proposed community welcome center & transitional program for newly arrived non-English speaking students. 

The welcome center and newcomer program would both be housed in the Residence Park Building (formerly World of Wonder) and would serve students in K-12th grade.

The newcomer program would be designed for students who are new to the United States and the Dayton Public School District. Newcomer students are in their first year of U.S. schooling and many come from locations where opportunities for formal schooling are limited. At this time, English Learners make up roughly 15% of the student population. 

The newcomer program would be designed to give students the tools they need to succeed academically and socially. Teachers and staff would ideally speak the languages of students and offer wraparound services for family members. Anticipated enrollment for the site is approximately 300 students. 

Students would remain in the newcomer program for up to one year. Students will be assessed regularly and permitted to move to their home school when it is deemed that they can be successful with the general EL services provided in DPS buildings. 

The community welcome center would provide support and resources for all DPS families.

Public forum dates and times are listed below:

 

Monday, April 25th

6 p.m.

Residence Park (World of Wonder)

4411 Oakridge Dr.

Dayton, OH 45417

 

Wednesday, April 27th

10 a.m.

Virtual (please sign up here by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26th to receive a link to join: https://forms.gle/7Ah8DdTcRLu7ciuc7

 

Wednesday, April 27th 

6 p.m. 

Residence Park (World of Wonder)

4411 Oakridge Dr.

Dayton, OH 45417

 

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