Translation Services

Communications: Translation Services
BCSD English/Spanish glossary

Ways to submit a translation request:

We want to make our services as accessible as possible to the school sites and departments of our district. Therefore, there are now four ways to submit a request for a document that needs to be translated to or from Spanish. Choose the method that suits your needs best; however, we encourage you to try one of the first two options, which are the most convenient for us and are also user-friendly and time-saving for you:

  1. Use our online translation request form. This form is available from your Internet browser at any computer connected to the district’s network. When you submit the request, we will translate your document and send the translation to you via email.
  2. Translation requests may also be submitted by sending an email message to ramirezm@bcsd.com. Please remember to include vital information such as the date when you need the translation completed, along with the department or school you’re from.
  3. We prefer to have the original document in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Publisher format, but if it’s only available as a hard copy, it may be submitted with a paper translation request. (To obtain paper translation request forms, check with your school secretary, contact Martin Ramirez at extension 1-4621, or simply download the PDF form and print it.) Once the form is filled out, address an envelope to “Communications – Translators” and send it with your document through the district mail.
  4. Lastly, documents for translation with paper request forms may be faxed to the Communications Department at extension 324-3185.

Guidelines:

  1. Translation requests need to have department head, principal or designee approval before they are submitted.
  2. Requests not related to BCSD will be automatically returned.
  3. Copyrighted material will not be translated.
  4. Requests will be translated according to priority and the order they are received.
  5. We are able to accommodate email, district mail and fax only; translations will not be sent out by postal mail.

Priority items (in order):

  1. Emergency notices to parents that involve danger or health hazard information for students.
  2. Items from the Board of Education.
  3. Superintendent level items.
  4. School-wide notices, announcements or newsletters.
  5. Special Education IEP reports. Psychological reports and similar evaluations will not be translated.
  6. Instructional materials (4 pages or less).
Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.