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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 in English (DOCX)
Sample Initial Parent Notification in Spanish (DOCX)

The Sample Initial Parent Notification in English and Spanish is also available in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) External link opens in new window or tab. . The TOMS contains data files and the letter templates. A local educational agency may merge the data file information to populate into the letter templates.

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 in English (DOCX)
Sample Annual Parent Notification in Spanish (DOCX)

Available Translations: Sample Initial Parent Notification (Coming Soon)
This letter is a sample initial notification in various languages 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.

Available Translations: Sample Annual Parent Notification (Coming Soon)
This letter is a sample annual notification in various languages 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.

DataQuest "15% or Above" Report External link opens in new window or tab.
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).

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Last Reviewed: Monday, November 25, 2019
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