Dear ESOL Families,

In this unprecedented time, Kilby's ESOL team is here to support you and your family. We will be regularly updating our page to include important information, suggested learning activities, and supports for families (such as how-to review certain skills, or resources for language learning). We are committed to making the best of this situation, and ensure that your children continue to learn and acquire English during this time.

Each ESOL teacher has their own page, so please visit your child(ren)'s ESOL teacher's page for specific learning activities for their groups, and contact information. If you are unsure who your child's ESOL teacher is, please see the list at the bottom of this page. We will also have subpages for general activities for the four domains (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and family learning opportunities.

Please check this page regularly for updates, and don't hesitate to reach out to any of us during this time. We are here for you!


Kilby's ESOL Team
Randy Haynes, Co-Lead, 1st/2nd Grade
Carolina Romero, Co-Lead, 4th/5th Grade
Pilar Carreno, 1st/2nd Grade
Samantha Geschke, 1st/2nd Grade
Christina Giannoukos, 3rd/4th/5th Grade
Cony Makaren, 4th/5th Grade
Sarah Plumitallo, 3rd/4th/5th Grade
Ana Trucco, 1st/2nd Grade
Kim VanZuiden, Kindergarten

Updated 03/25/2020

What is the ESOL Program?

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are available to any Limited English Proficient (LEP) student in grades K-5 for whom English is not the primary language and whose English is not adequate to function successfully in the regular content areas.

LEP students are identified by the Home Language Registration Form or the Referral for ESOL Screening form and screened to determine their English proficiency level (Virginia State Levels 1-5) and academic needs. When parents register their children they will be directed to the office of central registration for ESOL testing. Those identified as eligible and whose parents grant permission for the services are provided instructional support by an ESOL teacher.

ESOL students receive an average of one to three hours of English content-based instructional support per day following the current research-based instructional program models.  Services include small groups for guided reading instruction and Math, inclusion/co-teaching for Science and Social Studies. The instructional resource support is provided until a student can meet passing requirements independently in general education classes.

Bilingual support services (translating and interpreting for school purposes such as parent/ teacher conferences and meetings are made available on an as-needed basis by all grade levels.