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 Welcome to English Language Services

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With over 90 different languages spoken by our students and families, Folsom Cordova Unified School District recognizes and celebrates the rich language and cultural diversity that our students bring to all of our schools. FCUSD currently serves over 2,000 English Learners who are learning English, presenting an exciting opportunity for the district to nurture and expand the diverse student population who are ultimately ready for college and careers after their educational experience with us.

FCUSD employs committed, motivated and knowledgeable staff who assists schools, the district, and parents with implementing programs and policies that support EL students and their families including:

  • Effective identification, student placement, policies and procedures.
  • Implementation of instructional programs and professional learning opportunities designed to meet EL student needs and ensure access to curriculum and research based instructional classroom practices to create safe and effective learning environments.
  • Ensuring on-going support and monitoring of student progress.
  • Engaging parents of EL students in district and school site planning, learning, and governing activities.
  • Providing interpretation and translation services to parents and schools, and primary language assistance to students.

Administering annual reclassification activities and celebrations of developing biliteracy.

Additional RESources

English Learners in California FAQ - California Department of Education
Parent Guide to Understanding the ELPAC - website
Parent Guide to Understanding the ELPAC - Flyer
FCUSD Board Policy on Education of English Learners
State Seal of Biliteracy  
Elementary ELD Checklist English  
Elementary ELD Checklist Russian  
Elementary ELD Checklist Spanish

Secondary ELD Checklist English  
Secondary ELD Checklist Spanish

Elena Cabrera

Director Categorical Programs & Grant
Elena Cabrera
916-294-9000 ext. 103400

Taleen Gurss

Categorical Technician
Taleen Gurss
916-294-9000 ext. 103405

Gudelia Castillo
Special Project Cordinator
916-294-9000 ext. 103415

Vilma Patton
District Tranlator
916-294-9000 ext. 103413


Contact Information  
Phone: 916.294.9000 ext. 103400
Fax: 916.294.9020