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Should Spanish be offered for 6th graders at OIS?

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Orinda Intermediate School (OIS) currently does not offer any foreign language electives in 6th grade. Prior to entering OIS, approximately 25% (1 in 4) of OUSD children participate in Spanish programs that begin in kindergarten and run through 5th grade. I feel strongly that learning a second language is critical to success in a global society and is a key contributor to the overall development and academic success of OUSD students.

I am asking that OUSD implement a continuous 6th-8th grade Spanish program beginning in the 2018-19 school year to close the OIS 6th grade language gap. This would allow both Spanish 1 & 2 to be available at OIS. The current curriculum allows for only Spanish 1 to be covered in two years. Please ignore the contribution button that follows, our goal is to spread the word!


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