SALEM PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPEAKS YOUR LANGUAGE!
At SPS we recognize the importance of being able to communicate effectively with individuals across the district, including those with limited English proficiency (LEP), we offer language services for all LEP families in our district.
How to Access Services?
If you or someone you know needs help receiving information or communicating with a staff member at their school in their language, please tell your Family Engagement Facilitator, email us at Translation@salemk12.org (written) and at Interpretation@salemk12.org (spoken) or call us at (978) 740-1225 x60549. These services are free!
If you are a staff member who needs to schedule either interpretation or translation service, you can access those forms here.
Ensuring Meaningful Communication with Limited English Proficient Parents
- LEP parents are entitled to meaningful communication in a language they can understand, such as through translated materials or a language interpreter, and to adequate notice of information about any program, service, or activity that is called to the attention of non-LEP parents.
- For more information about the civil rights of LEP parents and guardians and districts’ specific obligations to parents of EL students, visit Schools’ Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents. (Spanish , English)
“I SPEAK…” Card
You can download and print the language identification card here. Bring the card with you when visiting your child’s school or any office at SPS.
Sign Language Interpretation Services
For sign language interpretation services, please contact the coordinator of Translation and interpretation services in the district at email@example.com
If you would like to obtain language assistance please use this form to let us know. You might also provide feedback on SPS’s Language services by completing it.
“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”Rita Mae Brown