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Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Types of Services

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    Language Access supports the communication between families who don’t speak English as their first language and LWSD staff members by providing interpretation and translation services in the following formats:

    Telephone interpreting

    Telephone interpreting may be used in place of on-site interpreting in some cases, especially in the case of emergency requests, when need for an interpreter arises unexpectedly or when no on-site interpreter is readily available at the location where services are needed. This type of interpretation is a three-way call and requires an LWSD staff member on the other side of the line. Interpreters (including those on a phone) are the vehicles of communication, not the source of information. They interpret the words they are asked to interpret, and ensure that the original source message is faithfully rendered into the target language.

    Translation - for documents

    Translating documents provides language access for families who don’t speak English as their first language. To this extent, the role of translations at schools is to convey messages as accurately as possible in a language that is easiest to understand for our families. 

    Meetings

    Request this service when you are attending a large meeting. Remember to request interpretation equipment for this service.

    Consecutive

    This form of interpreting is used most often for person to person communication, during which the interpreter is positioned near both parties.

    Contact Us

    If you are in need in need of language access services, please first contact your school to see if they can help you with your situation.

    If they are unable to help or direct you to the district office, please reach out to:

    Paula Ogbevoen
    425-936-1399
    pogbevoen@lwsd.org