Family Engagement/ Communication

To effectively meet the parent communication requirements mandated by federal law, the District maintains a Primary Home Language Other Than English (PHLOTE) list which includes the names, grades and home language of every non-English speaking family in the district.  This list is updated monthly during the school year and is utilized by district staff to guide their communication with families.  To facilitate this communication the District contracts a variety of telephonic and in-person interpreter services and has established policies and procedures for their use. 

In order to provide professional multilingual parent notification documents, the District makes use of the PDE Translations Library, an online school document translation site with PDE-approved translations of EL-Specific Education, General Education, Health Related and Special Education documents in the most represented languages in Pennsylvania.