Elementary Spanish Program 2016 - 2017

Spanish Registration for Students in Grades 3rd-5th 

LCUSD’s optional Spanish instruction is open to all interested students in grades 3 - 6. Students will be involved in learning a foreign language through a variety of in-class activities and structured lessons provided by Sra. Hurley. Students will also be concurrently enrolled in an interactive online Spanish language program offered through Middlebury College. This online Spanish program will complement the lessons taught by Sra. Hurley and serve as at-home practice and enrichment of the language concepts learned in class. Additional enrichment opportunities will also be available through Sra. Hurley’s website (www.lcusdspanish.weebly.com - passcode: lcusdspanish) and occasional worksheets sent home.

Once students are assigned to a Spanish group, they will receive a code to sign into a “Spanish Google Classroom.” This is where students will receive their at-home practice assignments for the online program, as well as additional opportunities for Spanish practice. Student achievement will be documented through progress reports that will be sent home each trimester. Students do not earn official grades.

Registration for LCUSD Spanish 

Registration for the LCUSD Spanish program will be online this year. The registration form must be completed for each child you wish to register for Spanish. Complete the entire form and submit it, by clicking “submit” at the bottom of the form, before Friday, August 19, 2016. The 3rd-grade classes are limited to 25 and the 4th and 5th-grade classes are limited to 32 students per class per campus. Therefore, in order to equitably and fairly fill the classes, we will conduct a lottery if more than 50 students apply to the 3rd-grade program and more than 64 students apply for the 4th and 5th-grade classes. Students who have participated in the program in a previous grade will be given priority to those who are new to the program if numbers exceed capacity. 

Classes: Sra. Hurley will create two Spanish groups per grade level (3rd grade: 25 students per group, 4th grade: 30 students per group, and 5th grade 30 students per group). Classes are on different days throughout the year and are 30 minutes in duration during the regular P.E. time for 3rd-5th graders. Students who are enrolled in Spanish will receive a confirmation notice of enrollment, a group number (Group 1 or Group 2) and a yearlong calendar that shows the days they should attend Spanish instead of P.E. Students will also receive the code for their Google Classroom, and an easy step-by-step guide for signing into the Middlebury online Spanish program. Please expect enrollment confirmation to arrive via email during the week of August 29 - September 2, 2016. 

Start of Classes: Classes will begin the week of September 19, 2016. Prior to the start of class, students can go onto the Middlebury online program and explore the site. Students may also explore the cultural video links on their Google classroom and the information on Sra. Hurley’s website. 

For additional information, please refer to the “LCUSD Elementary Spanish Program FAQ” that is included in this email and watch the video on how to register.