English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language Program is available for those students who need support in acquiring the English Language. The primary goal of the ESL program is to increase the English language proficiency of limited-English proficient students so that they can participate fully in mainstreamed classes. To meet this goal the objectives of all instruction involve the development of speaking and listening skills in English and the development of corresponding reading and writing skills at an appropriate level of difficulty. The emphasis placed on various objectives varies somewhat depending on the needs of the individual student. An underlying objective involves helping the student understand and cope with his new cultural setting and providing a source of support as the student strives for increasing autonomy in his new culture.

The ESL Teacher is available in each district building. You may contact your building principal or the Director of Pupil Personnel and Special Services if you believe your child may be an English Language Learner and in need of ESL services.

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Recent News

Coronavirus Information

February 27, 2020

Residents of Allegheny County need to be prepared for potential community spread of COVID-19.  Individuals should continue to help stop the spread of viruses, like the flu, by washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, cleaning surfaces and staying home if sick.

SV Drama Clubs:  My Fair Lady

February 27, 2020

Tickets are available in advance (svdrama.org) or at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for students (K-12).  February 27, 2020 @ 7:30; February 28, 2020 @ 7:30; February 29, 2020 @ 7:30; March 1, 2020 @ 2:00.

FREE PHYSICALS

February 11, 2020

Will be held on February 28, 2020 @ HS/MS for those 6th 11th and 12th graders who need to complete the state requirement. See school nurse for forms.