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Newcomer Tool Kit

The Newcomer Tool Kit is designed to help U.S. educators; elementary and secondary teachers, principals, and other school staff who work directly with immigrant students—including asylees and refugees—and their families.

The Newcomer Tool Kit has 5 chapters, and contains an overview, sample tools, and resources.

Updated Download the entire Newcomer Tool Kit (PDF, 4 MB)


Newcomer Toolkit - Chapters:

  1. Who are our Newcomers?
  2. Welcoming Newcomers to a Safe and Thriving School Environment
  3. Supporting Newcomers' Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Needs
  4. Providing High-Quality Instruction for Newcomers
  5. Establishing Partnerships with Families

To request the tool kit in an alternate format as a reasonable accommodation, i.e. large print, CD Rom or audio, please contact Melissa Escalante by phone, 202-401-1407 or email at:

Last Modified: 07/10/2023