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The Office of Interpreting and Translation provides translations into Spanish for systemic letters, flyers, etc.  Translation for individual school documents is not available. Central Offices may request translations into Spanish or other languages of documents that are regularly used by multiple schools. Additionally, many commonly used documents are available online, through the TransACT™ Online Document Service.  Contact OIT at 301-408-5511 for additional information.   

Note: Interpreters may not be asked to translate any documents. 

 TransACT™ online document service 

TransACT™ is an online collection of professional, legally-reviewed parent notifications in multiple languages.  TransACT™ provides staff with instant access to a vast library of forms, notices and letters to help them communicate with parents and ensure district compliance with federal statutes and regulations.  

To use the service, go to www.transact.com.  You must first register as a new user using your PGCPS email address. Click on Login, then follow the instructions to register as a new user.  Call OIT if you have questions or need assistance.

PGCPS Spanish document translations - Información en Español

A number of official PGCPS documents have been translated into Spanish and are available here:  Información en Español 

MSDE document translations

A few translations of school-related documents are available on the Maryland State Department of Education website. These documents include the brochure, Parents’ Rights and Responsibilities in the Early Intervention System, in several languages, and the 2010-2011 Parent’s Guide, Maryland’s Plan for
preK-12 education, in Spanish.  To view these documents go to www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/newsroom/publications/pubsother


ESOL Office
8908 Riggs Road
Adelphi, Maryland 20783 

Voice:  (301) 445-8450
Fax:  (301) 445-8457 

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