Regular Year Round Services


Speech and Debate offers migrant students an opportunity to compete academically in a safe and supportive environment, which fosters teamwork, self-confidence and teaches students to resolve conflicts using thoughtful and strategic language. Students develop skills in public speaking and debate through learning experiences that challenge students to increase their vocabulary, write persuasive essays, use technology to research topics, and effectively speak in a public forum. In the process of learning to deliver speeches and participate in debates, students collaborate with their peers, participate as a team to achieve success, sharpen their critical thinking, research and public speaking skills, and learn to think on their feet.The Speech & Debate Competition is a continuation of ongoing ELA instruction during the year and prepares students to participate actively and successfully in the Migrant Education State Speech and Debate Competition. Students participating in this program will increase their communication and research skills.


This service will utilize the Loyola University "Journalism for English Learners" curriculum for students in grades 3rd – 6th. This program consists of a total of 40 – 50 hours of engaging, active participation in the writing process through experiential learning of putting together a local newspaper to distribute to the local community. The Academy will run either on Saturdays or after school, or a combination of the two schedules. Students are divided into grade level clusters; 3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th. At least six modules will run a Journalism Academy in the fall of 2019, and one newspaper will be published that includes written works from students in all modules.


This program is an afterschool math service for 3rd – 5th grade students. Students participate in math activities, skills based games, team problem solving, and process learning. Teachers will help students set goals, evaluate, and acknowledge their growth throughout the service. Students will become more confident as their accuracy and problem-solving skills. At the Family Math Literacy Nights, parents learn ways they can help their children develop math skills at home. Mini-Corps and College Tutors are invited to help support IPSs and FSPs at Math Literacy Nights. When possible, Math Champions will collaborate with existing afterschool programs such as ASES.


A certificated teacher instructs and supports students in the completion of their homework. Classroom teachers and the extended day tutorial teacher meet regularly to discuss areas of concern for students. The extended day tutorial teacher helps students complete their homework by reteaching if necessary and offering support throughout the class time.


The College and Career Readiness program occurs throughout the Region and will provide 6th – 12th grade students orientation workshops through vocational institutions or government agencies that focus on raising student awareness of job development skills in specific areas including, but not limited to: auto mechanics, beauty colleges, one-stop, etc. As part of the workshops, students will use career exploration tools including the California Career Center, the California CareerZone, and the Career Surfer mobile application. Students will also go on college visitations to UCs, CSUs, and Community Colleges and attend migrant oriented college awareness events. These events will provide students opportunities to learn more about college and the steps they can take to prepare for college. This service provides a variety of options for students based on their interests.


In this service, certificated and classified staff will:

  • Participate in the completion or coordination of ILPs for migrant students in collaboration with districts
  • Ensure parents are notified which services have been identified as most appropriate for students and reinforce the importance of students participating in the identified services
  • Provide necessary student school materials if no other resource is available
  • Facilitate student access to district and regional services by:
    • Reinforcing to parents the importance of the identified services
    • Tracking students participation in identified services and working with districts to ensure students are attending district services
    • Recruiting identified students for regional programs including helping parents complete the appropriate paperwork and attend orientations
  • When necessary, transporting students to appropriate regional service


Through Case Management, Intervention Specialists (ISs) will work with the highest need students. The target group of students for this service will be incoming 9th grade students who are identified as Priority for Service. Through the Student Needs Assessment and the Individualize Learning Plan, ISs will provide additional mentoring and support to students, and additional outreach to parents to ensure the students are making progress in school. The ISs will track students' progress as students participate in migrant and non-migrant intervention services in their schools, and review transcripts and progress reports with students and parents quarterly. Students who are credit deficient and are at risk of not graduating will be referred to credit accrual and recovery services. Students will be encouraged to attend college visitations in order to break down cultural and language barriers and expose students to post-secondary education.

WORK STUDY (Year Round)

Migrant students selected to participate in the Work Study Program will work in schools, local businesses, Migrant Education central offices, local libraries, and community businesses to gain valuable work experience and learn in friendly environments how to become productive employees. The Intervention Specialist(s) will select the student, provide orientations and on-going training, track the students’ grades and school attendance, visit the work site, monitor work attendance, and oversee the program evaluation.


Migrant high school students will participate in a six-week summer internship assignment in order to gain job experience and training in a work environment suitable to their interests and professional goals. Students will develop new skills through the work experience, learn to network, and gain insight in different careers. Students will be paid minimum wage, up to six hrs. /day, four days/week and will be paid to attend training sessions. Each sponsoring organization will assign a person to serve as the student’s mentor. The Migrant Education Intervention Specialist will train the migrant student, monitor their performance, and meet regularly with student's site mentors. The MEP Instructional Program Specialist and Intervention Specialist will help vet job placement sites.

READY ROSIE (Regular Year)

Family Support Paraprofessionals will work directly with parents of preschool children who are unable to attend a local preschool center. Using the program Ready Rosie, parents learn how to infuse daily activities with language and concepts that will build their child’s background knowledge, vocabulary, and how to build strong school and family partnerships. In this program, preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.


Family Support Paraprofessionals (FSPs) will collaborate with school districts to determine preschool and kindergarten registration windows and to identify students in need of home based or family biliteracy services. FSPs will assist parents at school sites or home visits to fill out Pre School and Kindergarten registration forms. FSPs will confirm students are attending (preschool or kindergarten) with districts and/or parents.


Family Support Paraprofessionals visit preschool-age children in their homes on a weekly basis for 15 – 18 weeks throughout the school year providing 1:1 instruction in basic preschool skills. Students will learn preschool level mathematics including rote counting, one to one correspondence and shape recognition, science, health, music, physical development, and strategies to support their social emotional development. Students complete weekly homework projects with their parents and receive reading books to keep every two weeks. Parents are encouraged to read with their children and receive instruction on strategies to support their child’s social and emotional development.


The Family Biliteracy Program is a ten-session course, which brings parents and their preschool-age children together to participate in literacy and academic learning activities in preparation for kindergarten. With the goal that families will continue to work on the skills learned in class, they will receive copies of the bilingual books used in class along with an alphabet book, a homework toolkit, and a picture dictionary in the parents' primary language. Students who participate in this program will increase preparedness for preschool and kindergarten.


This service is a supplemental half-day program for migrant students enrolled in the morning preschool session, allowing migrant students to attend a full day session. The service concentrates on oral language development, letter and sound recognition, basic mathematics, health, and social/emotional skills.


The Region 2 College Tutor Program assigns bilingual/bicultural college tutors to provide one-on-one or small group tutorial services to migrant children in the schools with the highest migrant student count during the school day and after school. College tutors work under the supervision of the classroom teacher and the College Coordinator to provide direct services in the areas, identified by the classroom teacher and Amplify DIBELs assessments, where migrant students need intensive intervention beyond the services provided by the school district staff. College Tutors may support students in Area and Regional programs to provide additional tutoring support.


The Region 2 MEAP Program provides bilingual/bicultural college students who are preparing to become school counselors the opportunity to apply what they are learning in their college classes at local schools and develop the skills to become school counselors. The Migrant Education Advisors (MEAP Advisors) provide middle and high school migrant students the above and beyond individualized support, many of the region’s migrant students need in order to stay in school. MEAP Advisors provide academic advising and intervention support, career guidance to develop career and educational goals, social and emotional support, and parent outreach to develop and strengthen the support system between the home and the school environment. MEAP may participate in supporting students in Area and Regional programs to provide additional supports to students. Middle and high school students participating in this program will increase credit accrual (if needed), GPA, and motivation to complete school and pursue higher education.


Classified and recruitment staff in each Area will coordinate to determine where OSY reside and the best time to serve them. Special attention is made to identify and serve any migrant student dropouts from the districts. Staff will use the INA and MLAP when working individually with OSY to determine the services and supports needed for each OSY with a focus on assisting OSY to access local health and educational resources within the communities they live. Staff will follow up with the OSY to ensure access to services and to track the OSY's progress. Staff may provide OSYs materials to participate in GED/HEP courses, English dictionaries to help students learn English, and health and hygiene supplies.


Intervention Specialists (IS) in the region will provide thirteen (13) OSY Saturday Workshops in the following counties:

  • River Delta : 1 workshop in the fall (2019) and 1 workshop in the spring (2020)
  • Tulelake: 1 workshop in the fall (2019)
  • Yuba/Sutter: 1 workshop in the summer (June) 2020
  • Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino-Lake Counties: 1 workshop in the fall 2019, 1 workshop in the spring (2020) and 1 workshop the summer (July 2019 or June 2020)

Saturday workshops are designed to provide services for 6 hours. The OSY focused IS leaders will design and implement the workshops in order to provide health screenings, health service referrals, health and hygiene supplies, dictionaries, and referrals to educational service programs that will allow OSYs to earn their GED or pass the HEP. ESL Teachers will provide instruction during the academy; providing OSY with English instruction, dictionaries, and will share online resources and phone applications (like Duolingo).


Region 2 has three active parent advisory committees, one in each Area (Santa Rosa, Woodland, and Oroville). These three PACs make up the Regional Parent Advisory Council (RPAC). At these meetings, parents receive training, review needs assessment data, review student achievement data, review and approve the budgets, review and approve the regional plans, provide input on the region’s goals and objectives, set priorities, provide advice on instructional programs and support services for migrant students, and provide suggestions for parent education programs and parent involvement activities. All meetings are public and open to all migrant parents to attend. Each district that receives a sub allocation of migrant funds from Region 2 and allocates funds for regular year services must also operate a district PAC that meets six times per year. Through this process, parents become more aware of the district (migrant and non-migrant funded) resources available to their students and families.


Parent Leadership Institutes educate migrant parents to gain a greater understanding of the education their children receive, the challenges their children face, and the abundant opportunities for higher education and post high school careers. Each area in Region 2 will provide five Saturday Parent Leadership Institutes in the Region.


Migrant parents from all areas have the opportunity to attend the Migrant Education State Parent Conference in Santa Clara on March 6 – 8, 2020. All eligible migrant parents may apply; however, priority is given to all eligible migrant parents who have never participated in the conference. All parents who wish to attend the State Migrant Parent Conference must attend a Parent Orientation to be held prior to Wednesday, December 11, 2019. This year the theme of the conference is “With Physical and Mental Health Wellness, Migratory Students Will Achieve Bright Futures”.


Migrant staff determine how to best use low cost community resources to address emergency medical or dental needs of migrant families and limited emergency funds are provide by the Region when all other options are exhausted. Migrant students may need emergency medical, dental care and hygiene products and supplies. Migrant staff will provide migrant students opportunities for free dental screening and will provide dental supplies and instruction on healthy dental care to migrant students in need of this service. Migrant students that have a health need documented on the Family Needs Assessment will be referred to the appropriate agency by the FSP, and the FSP will follow up with the family to confirm the service was received. Dental education presentations will be provided in a home-based setting based on needs documented on Family Needs Assessment. In order to support mental health education, the Region will seek out services through local agencies to provide training to parents and staff in the areas of promoting mental well-being and self-esteem, identifying the signs of depression, and coping with stress. Migrant students with limited means and no other options to pay for health services will have the opportunity to request funding for reasonable and allowable Medical, Dental, Vision, Mental Health expenses as well as food or clothing. Migrant funding will be a short-term support while families find community and/or state resources to support their needs.