Translation

The purpose for offering language services is to facilitate and increase meaningful communication and access to school programs, curriculum, activities, and educational opportunities for families and students.  APS values the importance of communication between parents and schools. We want parents and students to know about and fully understand the educational opportunities that Arlington offers and to benefit from them.

About Translation Services
The Arlington Public Schools provides written language translation services from and into English and the five main languages spoken by our students and families: Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Mongolian and Bengali. These services are customarily provided during the following events:

Translation Services for

  • The Office of the Superintendent, the Executive Leadership Team, Administrators, Program and Curriculum Directors, Coordinators and Specialists.
  • Professional Development and resources for school interpreters and translators, publication of the English-Spanish Glossary and glossaries into the other top languages and resources.

Please allow 7 work days for translations; lengthy documents may require more time.  For detailed information, please click on the Quick Guide to Language Access Services for APS below.

Translation-and-Interpretation-Guidelines

Translation Services Feedback Form


“Supporting communication between families and schools”

Requesting Translations

Request translations by clicking the APS LSRC Document Translation Requests link and if necessary enter your APS email address and password.  Please complete all fields.

  • Name of requester
  • Telephone of the requester
  • Name of school or office
  • Source Language
  • Language/s requested
  • Due date requested (allow 7 work days)
  • Attach MS Word Document for translation

Translation questions
Contact Stella Martinez at 703-228-7665 or stella.martinez@apsva.us, an answer will be provided within the same day.

Plan Ahead
Lengthy translations require more time; please allow more than 7 work days, and contact Stella Martinez when you begin planning.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LANGUAGE SERVICES

Who Can Use the APS Language Services?
Interpretation and translation services are available to APS staff for the benefit of parents, families and students.

How Can APS Staff Access Language Services?
Contact the corresponding persons at your schools/ offices or contact the LSRC directly here.

How Long Does it Take to Receive Language Services?
The processing time for the interpretation requests depends on a variety of factors, such as but not limited to type of meeting, type of interpretation and language etc,. Please be sure to complete every field of the submission form. In case of emergencies, the service will be provided as soon as possible.