Teaching & Learning : ESL Program

501 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058

504-349-7666 Fax

About Us

The Office of Multilingual Learning directs the English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Our goal is to help limited English proficiency students, including immigrant students attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic performance and meet the same challenging state content and achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.

Programs & Services

The Office of Multilingual Learning ensures students receive instruction that provides them with comprehensible input. This is accomplished through ESL strategies used by ESL certified teachers, bilingual para-professionals who use the native language to the extent needed by the student to understand the content while they are learning English, and general education teachers who are trained in ESL strategies. In addition, to a reasonable extent, parents are provided information in their native language so that they can fully participate in their child’s education. Please contact The Office of Multilingual Learning, or your child’s school for  translation of school documents and interpretation assistance.

ELL Parent Resources


English Proficiency Testing Centers

ESL Testing Centers

Students new to the Jefferson Parish Public School Systems (JPPSS) must test for English Proficiency at the English Proficiency Testing Center if a language other than English is spoken in their home. Federal regulations require this process to assure that all students, regardless of language, are provided equal access to education.

ESL Testing Center Brochure-

Fact Sheet, Information for Limited English Proficient Parents and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them


Language Preference Survey Form

 Electronic Request for Interpretation/Translation Service:

Translation Services

Rosetta Stone Information 

Policies and Procedures Manual

Parent Notification Letters 2018-2019

Testing and Classroom Accommodations

Emergency Cards

Internet Access Agreement

Complaint Procedure


ESL Policies

Special Education and ELLs

Waiver Forms

Notification of ESL Program Exit

LA Connectors for Els

Kindergarten Connectors for Els

1st grade Connectors for Els

2nd grade Connectors for Els

3rd grade Connectors for Els

4th grade Connectors for Els

5th grade Connectors for Els

6th grade Connectors for Els

7th grade Connectors for Els

8th grade Connectors for Els

Grades 9th & 10th Connectors for Els

Grades 11th & 12th Connectors for Els

Parents Right To Know Letter

Title III Budget Guidelines and Forms

 High School Graduation Requirements

JPPSS ELDA Training Presentations 2015

JPPSS Monitoring El Student Tracker Form

Contact Us

Name Title Email
Arellano, Gina Bilingual Intake / Registration Clerk
Baltodano, Monica Bilingual Counselor
Casiano-Mercado, Mayra Bilingual ELL Parent Liaison
Castillo, Karina Executive Director of English Language Equity and Acquisition
Cattles, Marcia Interpreter/Translator Liaison
Chatelain, Dalia Bilingual Counselor
Ferreira, Osiris Bilingual Special Education Para
Hernandez, Areli Bilingual ELL Parent Liaison
Riad-Henes, Anwar Bilingual Special Education Para
Tran, Bang Migrant Parent Liaison
Wisinski, Carmen Bilingual Social Worker