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Welcome Back! I'm starting my third year as Dual Language Instructional Coach and I'm very excited about the things we have accomplished and looking forward to the new changes.This year we have a new 3-2 plan for grades K-4 to ensure that students have more time in English and Spanish every week. 

For grades K and 1 this plan begins after 11 when their native language literacy instruction is over and for grades 2, 3 and 4, this plan is all day.

Below is a sample schedule:

English Teacher

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday   Friday

English  English   English       Spanish      Spanish

Spanish Spanish Spanish       English       English

English English    English      Spanish      Spanish      

Spanish Teacher

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday

Spanish  Spanish  Spanish      English     English

English   English   English        Spanish    Spanish

Spanish Spanish  Spanish       English      English

If you have questions, please email me at viviana.ortiz@new-haven.k12.ct.us or call at 475-220-3675.

Have a great day.


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At John C. Daniels Interdistrict Magnet School of International Communication students are taught to be creative thinkers who understand and appreciate the diversity in their communities and in the world. Students learn to communicate in different languages enhanced by technology and infused with the arts.  Students are inspired to excel in their studies, to be healthy and active and to contribute to a global society.

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It is the policy of the New Haven Public Schools district that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment. Protected classes include Age, Ancestry, Color, Gender Identity or Expression, Genetic Information, Learning Disability, Marital Status, Mental Disability, Intellectual Disability, National Origin, Physical Disability, Race, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, equal access school facilities and school premises to Boy Scouts for America and other designated youth groups.

Title IX Coordinator:   Vallerie Hudson-Brown,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone#203-497-7014 504 Coordinator:  Delores Garcia-Blocker,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone # 203-946-8982


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Principal: Dr. Marlene Baldizon
Assistant Principal: Laurian Kehoe

569 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main Office: 475-220-3600
Magnet Office: 475-220-3604
Fax: 475-220-3605



School Hours: 8:35am - 2:50pm

Pre-K Program: 7:30am - 5:30pm