SFUSD Interpretation is Available

a partial snapshot of the “I Speak” flier that was mailed to all SFUSD schools to be posted in the main office

Did you know that SFUSD offers interpretation for family communication? Help is offered in 3 modes

LanguageLine for on-demand, over-the-phone interpretation

  • Check-ins/ Parent walk-ins
  • Emergency
  • Schedule/confirm IEP and assessment meetings
  • Please note: Language line does not have the technical IEP knowledge to support IEP meetings

Interpretation – Oral communication at IEP meetings

  • SPED case managers request interpretation services based on your home language, as entered in SEIS or ParentVue
  • Parents can also communicate their interpretation needs with their SPED case manager in advance 
  • The Translation and Interpretation Unit works with vendors to coordinate interpretation services
  • Interpreters assigned to IEP and assessment meetings are trained and experienced in IEP language needs
  • IEP and assessment meetings take longer (usually double the time) when interpretation is needed, please accommodate teams accordingly

Translation – written documents

  • SPED Case managers can request translation services based on your home language entered in SEIS or ParentVue. 
  • Parents can also communicate their translation needs to their SPED case managers 
  • Due to the high volume of requests, it usually takes 10 school days to complete the translation.
    • Contact your SPED case manager if you do not receive the translated version between 2-3 weeks after the IEP meeting takes place
  • SFUSD created translated IEP templates to help parents to follow along during the meetings. https://supportforfamilies.org/sfusd-iep-template-translations/