Bilingual Education and World Languages

  • Required instructional units of study to all ELLs should be provided based on their most recently measured English language proficiency level during in-person or hybrid instruction. 
  • Schools are strongly encouraged to examine resources available on the NYSED Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages website as they develop their plans, as their curriculum is reviewed, as instructional plans are developed, and as educational materials are selected. Schools should contact their Regional Bilingual Education Resource Networks (RBERNs) if they need additional guidance/support during this process.

Information about regular communication and engagement with parents/guardians of English-language learners is included in this document and can be found on our website:, visit smsaschool.org SMSA reopening plan.