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    The Department of English Language Learners (ELL) &International Programs provides translation and interpretation to all families in Seattle Public Schools in our top nine languages: Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Oromo, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Tigrigna and Vietnamese.

    Other languages are available by request with the Bilingual Family Coordinator.
    Please email: languages@seattleschools.org

    ASL interpretation is available with the 504 Coordinator.
    Please email: 504coordinator@seattleschools.org

    Contacts

    For enrollment and general questions, families may contact staff members listed below under "Families". Please note that the staff listed below work regularly with families in the Enrollment Center and/or on-site at schools, and therefore may be limited to checking messages periodically. Please allow 48 hours for a return call or email reply.

    Telephonic Interpretation

    • Please contact your school

    Mission

    • Ensure the rights of parents/guardians to access information about the education of their child in a language that they can understand.
    • Provide accurate and timely translations.
    • Provide qualified and trained interpreters in the top nine languages.
    • Maintain a central site for translation and interpretation resources for all schools, families and staff.