Edina Public Schools believes every student should have equal access to educational opportunities. We know how important parent and family involvement with school is to student success. We make a concentrated effort to provide equity in access to communications by providing translation and/or interpretation services regarding school and district-related information, concerns and programs to meet the language needs of non-English speakers.
Anticipate interpretation and translation needs when conferences, field trips and other school events are coming up. Also be ready to access resources when a concern develops in the classroom. Seek interpretation or translation assistance if the communication:
- pertains to student’s academic success (conferences, concerns about academic progress)
- pertains to student behavior (absenteeism, discipline)
- requires parent permission/signature for an activity or event
- relays important classroom information that parent has a right to know or needs to know in order to participate (field trip, classroom/school event)
Does this issue/event warrant a phone call or face-to-face meeting? If so, then call for a phone or in-person interpreter.
Does this issue/event warrant an email or written note to parent? If so, then access translation assistance.