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Parent Resources

Telephone/Video Interpretation
 
VCA has an account with Language Link, which allows our staff to speak with parents and community members with a certified interpreter in more than 300 languages. If an on-staff interpreter is not available to support interpretation needs in the moment, our staff call Language Link to connect with an interpreter directly. Language Link may also be used for in-person meetings, including video conferencing. Parents may request to use Language Link as opposed to school-based interpreters at any time, as Language Link is available 24 hours a day. 
 
In-Person Interpretation and Translation
 
VCA uses competent interpreters who are fluent in English and in the requested language to support families. This can include on-staff interpreters, as well as interpreters used through third-party organizations, such as CESCO and Language Link. 
 
Interpretation services for official communications will be performed by appropriate and competent
individuals only.
 
Except in the case of an emergency where there is a clear and imminent danger, children shall not be
used as interpreters for formal or official information.
 
A child may only be used as an interpreter for informal communication when there is no risk that
confidential information may be disclosed. Absent an emergency circumstance, students shall not be
pulled from a class to interpret for a parent/guardian or family member.
 
ESS Language Services 
 
VCA contracts with Aurora Public Schools (APS) for all interpretation and translation needs for ESS Language Services (504 meetings, IEP, Screenings, and other ESS-related activities). 
 
 

What is the difference between a translator and an interpreter?

An interpreter uses oral language, whereas a translator works with written text. A translator writes. An interpreter speaks.

 

What is the difference between consecutive and simultaneous interpretation?

  • Consecutive Interpretation: In consecutive interpretation, the interpreter waits for the speaker to finish a sentence or an idea, and then renders the speaker's words into the target language. This method is best for conversations between two people or small groups. Some examples are: Parent/Teacher Conferences, IEP meetings, home visits, etc. 
  • Simultaneous Interpretation: In simultaneous interpretation, the interpreter renders the speaker’s words into the targeted language as the speaker is speaking. Participants are able to listen along using headphones. This method is used for larger meetings, presentations or conferences. Some of these events include: VCA Board meetings, parent coffees, graduations, award ceremonies, workshops, etc.

 

English
If you do not speak English and need an interpreter to communicate effectively with your school, interpreter services are available to you at no cost. In addition, free translation of some documents is also available. If you have questions about either translation or interpreter services, please contact the Main Office at 720-390-6975 or email at [email protected]
Spanish
Si no habla inglés y necesita un intérprete para comunicarse efectivamente con su escuela, los servicios de interpretación están disponibles para usted sin costo alguno. Además, también está disponible la traducción gratuita de algunos documentos. Si tiene preguntas sobre los servicios de traducción o interpretación, comuníquese con la oficina principal al 720-390-6975 o envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected]
 
Amharic
 
እንግሊዘኛ የማትናገር ከሆነ እና ከት/ቤትህ ጋር ውጤታማ በሆነ መንገድ ለመግባባት አስተርጓሚ የምትፈልግ ከሆነ፣ የአስተርጓሚ አገልግሎቶች ያለ ምንም ወጪ ዝግጁ ናቸው። በተጨማሪም ፣ የአንዳንድ ሰነዶች ነፃ ትርጉም እንዲሁ ይገኛል። ስለ የትርጉም ወይም የአስተርጓሚ አገልግሎቶች ጥያቄዎች ካሉዎት፣ እባክዎን ዋናውን ቢሮ በ 720-390-6975 ያግኙ ወይም በኢሜል [email protected]
Nepali
 
यदि तपाइँ अंग्रेजी बोल्नुहुन्न र तपाइँको विद्यालय संग प्रभावकारी संचार गर्न को लागी एक दोभाषे को आवश्यकता छ भने, अनुवादक सेवाहरु तपाइँको लागी कुनै शुल्क मा उपलब्ध छ। थप रूपमा, केही कागजातहरूको निःशुल्क अनुवाद पनि उपलब्ध छ। यदि तपाइँसँग अनुवाद वा दोभाषे सेवाहरूको बारेमा प्रश्नहरू छन् भने, कृपया मुख्य कार्यालयलाई 720-390-6975 मा सम्पर्क गर्नुहोस् वा [email protected]
Somali
 
Haddii aadan ku hadlin Ingiriis oo aad u baahan tahay turjumaan si aad ula xiriirto si wax ku ool ah dugsigaaga, adeegyada turjubaanka ayaa kuu diyaar ah lacag la'aan. Intaa waxaa dheer, tarjumaad bilaash ah dukumentiyada qaarkood ayaa sidoo kale la heli karaa. Haddii aad hayso su'aalo ku saabsan mid ka mid ah adeegyada tarjumaada ama turjubaanka, fadlan kala xidhiidh Xafiiska Main 720-390-6975 ama iimayl ahaan [email protected]my.org.
Burmese
 
အကယ်၍ သင်သည် အင်္ဂလိပ်စကား မပြောတတ်ဘဲ သင့်ကျောင်းနှင့် ထိထိရောက်ရောက် ဆက်သွယ်နိုင်ရန် စကားပြန်တစ်ဦး လိုအပ်ပါက၊ စကားပြန်ဝန်ဆောင်မှုများသည် သင့်အတွက် အခကြေးငွေ မရှိဘဲ ရရှိနိုင်မည်ဖြစ်သည်။ ထို့အပြင် စာရွက်စာတမ်းအချို့ကို အခမဲ့ ဘာသာပြန်ဆိုခြင်းကိုလည်း ရရှိနိုင်မည်ဖြစ်သည်။ ဘာသာပြန်ခြင်း သို့မဟုတ် စကားပြန်ဝန်ဆောင်မှုများအကြောင်း မေးခွန်းများရှိပါက 720-390-6975 တွင် Main Office သို့ ဆက်သွယ်ပါ သို့မဟုတ် [email protected] သို့ အီးမေးလ်ပို့ပါ။
Vietnamese
 
Nếu bạn không nói được tiếng Anh và cần thông dịch viên để giao tiếp hiệu quả với trường học của bạn, dịch vụ thông dịch viên được cung cấp miễn phí cho bạn. Ngoài ra, bản dịch miễn phí một số tài liệu cũng được cung cấp. Nếu bạn có thắc mắc về dịch vụ dịch thuật hoặc thông dịch viên, vui lòng liên hệ Văn phòng chính theo số 720-390-6975 hoặc gửi email theo địa chỉ [email protected]
Arabic
 
إذا كنت لا تتحدث الإنجليزية وتحتاج إلى مترجم فوري للتواصل بشكل فعال مع مدرستك ، فإن خدمات المترجم الفوري متاحة لك مجانًا. بالإضافة إلى ذلك ، تتوفر أيضًا ترجمة مجانية لبعض المستندات. إذا كانت لديك أسئلة حول خدمات الترجمة أو المترجم الفوري ، فيرجى الاتصال بالمكتب الرئيسي على 720-390-6975 أو إرسال بريد إلكتروني على [email protected]
French
 
Si vous ne parlez pas anglais et avez besoin d'un interprète pour communiquer efficacement avec votre école, des services d'interprétation sont disponibles gratuitement. En outre, la traduction gratuite de certains documents est également disponible. Si vous avez des questions sur les services de traduction ou d'interprétation, veuillez contacter le bureau principal au 720-390-6975 ou par e-mail à [email protected]