ROWLAND UNIFIED RECRUITING KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS FOR
NEW MANDARIN DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM FOR 2018-19
ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – JANUARY 19, 2018 – The Rowland Unified School District is recruiting for enrollment in a Mandarin Dual Language Immersion program to launch for Kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year, if student enrollment reaches 50 Kindergarten students. The two way Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program would offer students a 50/50 English and Mandarin instructional model, where English speakers and Mandarin speakers would learn to read, speak and write in English and Mandarin. The program would be hosted at Shelyn Elementary School (19500 E. Nacora Street in Rowland Heights). Currently the Rowland Unified School District is recruiting Kindergarten students to start in the program for this fall. Families who want further information about the program and to be added to a Parent Interest List can contact Silvia Rivas, Director of Special Projects/GATE at (626)854-8390 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Board of Education is excited to move forward with this program that would serve our communities and provide students a high-quality, innovative, and research-based language program that will prepare them to fully participate in a global economy,” said Rowland Unified District Board President Cary Chen.
Last year the District assembled a Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Committee that included parents, instructional aides, teachers and administrators to extensively research the program and make visits to Mandarin Dual Programs across the nation. In addition, the District received input gained through Parent Councils and a community survey. Click HERE to view the Board presentation and survey results.
“Our District realizes the many benefits of Dual Language Immersion Programs and we are excited to add a Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program to our two successful Spanish Dual Language Immersion Programs that are hosted at Hurley and Rorimer elementary schools,” said Silvia Rivas, Director of Special Projects/GATE. “Our goal is for RUSD students to become Bilingual, Biliterate and Bicultural and increase student opportunities for higher academic achievement.”