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Posted on February 17, 2015 2:49 pm
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sezyQe
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Always Late
Jorge is a new student to school. He has recently moved from Mexico with his family. When he arrived, he knew no English. He is slowly improving, but he is far behind his classmates. He receives ESOL services, and help from a bilingual assistant. However, the bilingual assistant cannot spend time doing her ESOL curriculum because she must help him catch up on his classroom. He misses at least 30 minutes of classroom time every morning, because his parents always drop him off late. His parents speak no English and are not accustomed to the concepts of early and late in the United States, since they recently moved from Mexico. What should the classroom teacher do?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 19, 2015 5:25 pm

yHeGyV
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It may be beneficial to ask the bilingual assistant to compose a letter for the parents informing them of the school rules. As the parents are not accustomed it is important to provide them with a translated copy of school rules and expectations. In addition, the parents may have transportation issues and have no way of communicating their concerns. The teacher should contact the administrators in order to explore other possible solutions.
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uVeWar
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It's important to remember that the parents might not be able to read in their native language.
  Posted on: October 13, 2015 2:00 am

neHaGy
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I would exactly do this
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 6:42 pm

LuLyHa
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If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 6:29 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 1, 2015 7:14 pm

Sutede
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As a student must report to the office each time they are tardy, there will be a record of the number of late times the student has arrived at school. Each district has services available not only for the ESOL student but for their families so there should be a translator available to speak to the parents. This situation calls for a conference in which the bilingual assistant, your administration, the parents, yourself, and any other district personnel must attend to determine what can best be done to benefit the student and his learning.
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neHaGy
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I would exactly do this
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 6:42 pm

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Solution 3
Posted February 22, 2015 10:26 pm

Angela Avery
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I would set up a meeting with the parents and a bilingual assistant and express the importance of having their child arrive on time to school everyday.
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eQyVuj
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I would try having the ESOL teacher set up some type of conference with the students parents to help this issue. Good luck.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 3:20 am

neHaGy
neHaGy
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I would exactly do this
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 6:43 pm

LuLyHa
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I would never do this! This is wrong! More details are needed than just having a meeting, especially since the parents likely won't speak much, if any, English.
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 6:29 pm

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Solution 4
Posted October 7, 2017 1:33 pm

yPeMug
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I would have the bilingual assistant talk to the parents so Jorge is mot late anymore and getting set back further in his progress for education.
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