• ESOL Department

    English Language Learner Parent Guide

    Laurel High School


    Our Contact Information

    Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20707; Tel: 301-497-2050

    Web Address: www.pgcps.org/laurelhs


    Family Portal: https://family.sis.pgcps.org. (Get password at LHS Office.) Parent Training – Sept. 21 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Room 116

    Your Contact Information: We always need YOUR current telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and street address. Please keep in touch with us about your child.


    ELL Staff at LHS:

         (Español- 301-497-2050)


    International Student Counseling Office (ISCO) (Placement Test; Transcript Evaluation)

    Judith Hoyer Building, 8908 Riggs Road, Adelphi, MD 20783; Telephone: 301-445-8460


    School Calendar (See website for details: www.pgcps.org/calendar)

    August 23, 2016- All PG County students return to school; Last Day, June 9, 2017

    Daily LHS School Schedule: Monday- Friday, 7:45 am-2:25 pm

    Days with no school for students: Sept. 5, 30; Oct. 12, 21, 31; Nov. 8, 11, 23-25; Dec. 23-31;   Jan. 2, 16, 20; Feb. 10, 20; March 27; April 14, 17, 18-21; May 29.

    Dates of Student Progress Reports (PR), Quarter Ends (QE) and Report Cards (RC):

    Quarter 1- October 5 (PR), October 28 (QE), & November 15 (RC);

    Quarter 2- December 21 (PR), January 19 (QE), & February 3 (RC);

    Quarter 3- March 7 (PR), March 24 (QE), & April 10 (RC);

    Quarter 4- May 23 (PR), June 9 (QE), & June 22 (RC).


    Other Important Dates

    Back-to-School Night - September 7, 2016,   

    6-9 p.m.

    Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 11, 2016,   7:45 a.m.-2:25p.m.

    HSA’s & PARCC’s Nov28 - Jan17 PARCC- ENG/ALG; Jan 9-20 HSA - BIO/GOV; April 10- May 30 PARCC - ENG/ALG/GEO; May 22 - Jun 9 HSA – BIO/GOV.

    WIDA test of ELLs- January 9 - March 3.

    Adult ESL Registration – PGCC Laurel College Center, Sept  15, 2016 6:30 pm. Classes run Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Feb.2, 2017 @ PGCC, Laurel College Center. (Contact 301-546-0891 between 9am and 4 pm; e-mail: AdultEducation@pgcc.edu).


    Important Forms

    See website & ask students for: School lunch form; Uniform, I.D. & Electronic Use policies; Plagiarism policy. Please help your child honor our policies.


    Which Offices for Various School Services and Supports?  

    ISCO- Evaluates transcripts brought from overseas. First step to register into county schools.

    School Registrar- Processes enrollment and withdrawal of students from LHS.

    School Nurse- Monitor immunizations & makes referrals for student health concerns.

    Security- Deals with school safety and police issues, including cyber-bullying.

    Counselors- Provide annual class schedules, college information, referrals to various community services, and schedule parent- teacher conferences.