Please let us know if you need an interpreter or a document translated into your language - at no cost to you.
The Office of Equity and Achievement contracts with Dynamic Language Center for translating and interpreting services. To request an interpreter, follow the steps below:
Please utilize one of our PSD staff translators for your interpreting jobs BEFORE contacting the contracted agency. Click on the following link for the staff translator's list.
If you would like to be included or removed from the staff translator’s list, please contact Denette Neville at firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff translators will receive extra hourly compensation for time worked outside of their contracted time. Please submit a time sheet and a filled out and approved translation request form to the Equity and Achievement.
Another translating alternative is Google Translate, http://translate.google.com. Google Translate is a “Free” automatic translator. It works without the intervention of human translators, using state-of-the-art technology instead. Google Translate currently supports translation between any of these 57 languages. While Google translate gives the general idea, it is not grammatically perfect. If you choose to use this service, please add a disclaimer, “Translated by Google service, http://translate.google.com” to your translated document.
The Puyallup School District is NOT contracted with Dynamic Language Services for Sign language interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program.
- If the request is under ADA please email Denette Neville at email@example.com to provide the following information: client, date, time, location, event, and contact person.
- If a student is receiving special education services and requires a sign language interpreter the request goes through the Special Services office.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE PLAN ON REQUESTING BOTH LANGUAGE AND SIGN LANGUAGE SERVICES ON A TIMELY MANNER TO BE SURE AN INTERPRETER IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR REQUEST.
The Puyallup School District also has a Spanish telephone message line to help Spanish-speaking families with questions about topics ranging from grading and school registration to attendance boundaries and district policies. The message line, offered through the district’s Office of Equity and Achievement, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week from August 1 through June 30 at (253) 604-3300.
- Rogers High School Spanish teacher Ramon Schussler-Paz will monitor the messages and call back families with answers to their questions.
Should you have any questions regarding translation or interpreting services, please contact The Office of Equity and Achievement at (253) 840-8966.