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Parent Notification

Information and resources from the California Department of Education about the Parent Notification forms.

Each local educational agency using funds under this part (Title I), or Title III, to provide a language instruction educational program as determined under Title III shall, not later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year, inform parents of an English learner identified for participation or participating in such a program (20 United States Code Section 6312).

Sample Initial Parent Notification

This letter is a sample initial notification to inform parents of their child's identification as an English learner or initially fluent-English proficient student, upon entering a California school for the first time, and provide all the required information to meet Federal Title I or Title III requirements.

Sample Initial Parent Notification (DOCX)
Available Translations of the Sample Initial Parent Notification

Sample Annual Parent Notification

This letter is a sample annual notification to inform parents of their child's continued identification as an English learner in a California school, and provide all the required information to meet Federal Title I or Title III requirements.

Sample Annual Parent Notification (DOCX)
Available Translations of the Sample Annual Parent Notification

DataQuest "15% or Above" Report
The CDE DataQuest web page provides a report of districts and schools that meet the 15 percent language group requirement for translation of parental notifications (Education Code Section 48985).

Sample Parent Notification of Interim English Learner Identification During Distance Learning

This letter is a sample notification for local educational agencies to inform parents of the interim process to identify English learners and provide English language development until the initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California can be administered.

Sample Parent Notification of English Learner Identification During Distance Learning (DOCX)
Available Translations of the Sample Parent Notification of English Learner Identification During Distance Learning

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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