English Learners (ELAC)

The English Language Learner (EL) Program honors the primary languages of our families while providing research-based, enriching curriculum and   instruction to our English learners. 

EL Program Overview

K-8 Designated EL Curriculum: iRead (K-2) and Read 180/System 44 (3-8)


This year, we are continuing Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) online curriculum titled iRead, Read180, and System 44. These HMH products are formally endorsed by the CDE as research-proven to be effective for EL students. We have allocated Title I funds to pay for this curriculum for our EL students. All identified English Learners must participate in a daily program designed to facilitate the acquisition of the English language. It is recommended that EL students utilize this program for 15 minutes per day/45 minutes per week. 

High School Designated ELD Curriculum and Courses; EDGE


The school-sponsored designated EL program is EDGE. This curriculum helps prepare all students for college and career success with dynamic National Geographic content and authentic, multicultural literature.

  • Teach with relevant and motivating content.
  • Prepare students for Common Core State Standard success.
  • Utilize systematic and focused teaching materials.

Twice weekly live support classes via Zoom will be taught by our new EL Instructor, Tammy Walker. The EL Instructor will keep the ES and parent informed on the progress of the student, providing attendance, and outlining skills taught in class. 

Integrated Curriculum Supports

EL students must also receive integrated ELD throughout the instructional day. Methods to provide these integrated academic supports include scaffolding, use of context, sentence frames, pre-teaching vocabulary, and various other instructional techniques. Our students are provided with opportunities to meaningfully access all grade-level standards. Below are a few ways that your EL student could receive integrated ELD throughout the entire curriculum.

  • AESS
  • Reading Coaching sessions for parents of students in TK-5
  • Vendor classes offering instruction and enrichment in subject areas

ELAC Overview

The mission of the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is to give parents of English Language Learners (EL’s) a voice with which to advise and steer the school in its mission to support EL students. The role of ELAC members is to advise school officials on programs and services for English Learners within the school. 


April 21, 2021 Agenda/ Minutes
March 18, 2021  Agenda  / Minutes 
January 28, 2021 Agenda/ Minutes 

November 5, 2020 Agenda / Minutes

May 18, 2020 Agenda/Minutes 

March 17, 2020 Agenda/Minutes

 January 22, 2020 Agenda/Minutes 

May 2, 2019 Agenda/Minutes

February 26, 2019 Agenda/Minutes

November 27, 2018 Agenda/Minutes
May 18, 2018 Agenda / Minutes
April 19, 2018 Agenda / Minutes
January 25, 2018 Agenda
October 19, 2917 Agenda / Notes
May 10, 2017 Agenda
March 20, 2017 Agenda / Minutes

Members- South Sutter 

  1. Svetlana Yakimov
  2. Kelly Rydjord 

Members- Sky Mountain

Veronica Guillen
Maira Cruz 

Members- Ocean Grove

Vaiva Bichnevicuis
Jacy Li

Nancy Garcia

Erindira Herrera

Elena Semenyuk

Meet Our Team


Kelly Ryjord - EL Coordinator


Tammy Walker - EL Instructor

Contact Information

Questions/Comments about the ELAC may be directed to:

Kelly Rydjord
EL Coordinator



What is the ELAC?

The ELAC stands for English Learner Advisory Committee. It is a group of parents of English Language Learner (EL) students, parents of English-only students, teachers, and school administrators who work together to advise the administration and staff of the school on programs and services for EL students.

Reasons to join the ELAC

  • Help your school~As per our charter requirements, our school must form and maintain an ELAC
  • Help our school decide how to spend our EL funds~ we need your opinions on what programs and curriculum options our school can offer
  • Voice your opinion about the current state of EL programs at our school
  • Learn more about what is offered for EL students at our school

What would I need to do?

  • Be willing to serve on the ELAC for a period of two years
  • Attend 2-3 meetings per year via teleconference
  • Be willing to share your experience and opinions at meetings
  • Ask for translators/written translations if needed
  • Work with your ES to fill out the Prospective ELAC Member Questionnaire

Who can I contact if I would like more information?

Please contact Kelly Rydjord, EL Coordinator at krydjord@ieminc.org

Contact Us

4535 Missouri Flat Road, Suite 1A Placerville, CA 95667

Counties Served

Los Angeles
San Bernardino




ACS WASC Accredited
WASC Accredited
Independent Study
Individualized Learning Plans
Parent Choice
NCAA approved