ENL Parent Night will take place Sept. 7

Dozens of Liberty schools’ English as New Language (ENL) students and their parents will join community members on Thursday, Sept. 7 for ENL Parent Night, a welcome back event that takes place before the start of a new school year.

In honor of Liberty’s rich cultural diversity, district will host its tenth annual orientation event for the schools’ ENL families on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Liberty Middle School cafeteria.

Parent Night was designed as a resource for English language learners to find out more about the opportunities available to their families. With that in mind, and with the goal to help every Liberty student reach his or her potential, the district introduced the program eleven years ago.

The evening will provide students and parents with an opportunity to meet with their principals, teachers and other staff. Particular attention will be paid to supports available to help students meet educational expectations and about the school’s procedures and practices.

The night will feature a panel discussion between parents and formal English language learner alumni.

Additionally, community organizations will be available to provide translated information and resources that might be of use. Representatives from PRASAD, Hudson River Health Plan, Sullivan County Adult BOCES, Child Care Council, Literacy Volunteers, Liberty Public Library and the Youth Economic Group were available to answer questions, provide insight and pass out translated materials.

For more information about ENL Parent Night, please contact the Office of Student Services at (845) 292-5400 ext. 5112.

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