Mrs. Stites

Welcome to ESOL and EIP!

We will have a very busy and exciting year! This will be my 6th year at Westside. Time has flown by, the students who started with me in kindergarten are now in 5th grade!

ESOL stands for "English to Speakers of Other Languages." ESOL is a state-funded instructional program for eligible English Learners (ELs) in grades K-12 (Georgia School Law Code 1981, ยง 20-2-156, enacted in 1985). We have many students at Westside who speak another language at home and ESOL is designed to support English language development in social and school settings. During ESOL class, we work on using English for all school subjects.

During EIP, we will focus on building and improving reading and math skills.

One way to help your ESOL or EIP student grow is by reading with them and asking them about what they are learning in school. Rarely will students get homework assignments for ESOL or EIP. If they do have an assignment, it will be in the daily or Friday folder that the homeroom teacher sends home.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Kris Stites