Communicating with Diverse Families
Kent School District (KSD) families speak more than 130 languages. We use interpreting services and translation tools to communicate with our diverse community.
- We use an interpreting service via telephone and online.
- We arrange for a district interpreter upon request.
- We distribute information on our district and school websites which can be quickly translated into more than 100 languages.
- We distribute information on our district's app which can be automatically translated into more than 70 languages.
Translate Our Website
Use the "Translate" feature to quickly display our website into more than 100 available languages via Google Translate.
When viewing our website on a desktop or laptop computer, click "Translate" in the upper left corner above the logo and select your preferred language from the drop-down menu.
When viewing our website on a phone, tablet, or another mobile device, touch the "Menu" button at the top, scroll down to "Translate," and select your preferred language.
Translate Our App
The Kent School District app, available for free in the App Store or Google Play, can be set to automatically translate content into more than 70 different languages.
After downloading and opening the app, swipe left until the "Settings" icon (three gears) is visible, touch the "Settings" icon, touch "Select Language," and select your preferred language.
Follow the steps to translate Skyward Family Access into one of more than 100 different languages using the Google Chrome internet browser.
Microsoft Translator integrates with Microsoft products to provide quick, easy, and relatively accurate communication in more than 60 different languages.
The live conversations feature supports accessible learning with live captions while also removing barriers in parent-teacher communication with live text and voice translation.