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Translation Services

Translation Services

Welcome to the Translation Services in the Teaching & Learning Department!
RIMSD #41 Translation Coordinator: Annette Moreno
Phone 309/793-5900, Ext. 215 | 
Cell phone 309/781-5507

As a part of assisting our diverse school community, the Rock Island/Milan School District 41 has provided a language support service to assist students and staff with a means of facilitating communication through interpretation (oral) and translation (written) services. Theses services are provided to help meet the educational and medical needs as required by the school district.

translation logoThe following languages are available to the school district for interpreter services:
Arabic, Burmese, Chin(Hakha), French, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Lushai, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tidim, Tigrinya, and Wolof.

The following languages are available to the school district for translation services:
Arabic, Burmese, Chin (Hakha), French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Spanish & Swahili.

Office hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm during the school year when classes are in session.

Please adhere to the following guidelines when requesting an interpreter or a translation service:
  1. Please DO NOT contact the interpreter directly. Initial notification must be made through the Translation Office first. This is to maintain confidentiality, scheduling, clarification of assignment, and payroll. Also, interpreters are not able to provide transportation.
  2. A request form MUST be filled out for every interpreter/translation need. Please indicate the deadline date and the language needed by downloading the request form at the bottom of the page. Please be specific with the reason why you need the interpreter. This helps to document and organize the work so that your request can be processed in a timely manner.
  3. For school documents, please submit your requests 5-10 business days in advance and in Word or PDF format. (This may vary depending on the document length. If it will take longer, you will be notified.) *Documents are never to be handed directly to the interpreter/translator to relay to family. IT MUST BE SENT to the Translation Coordinator’s office to process and assign.
  4. For one-page fliers of 500 words or less, please submit 5 days in advance. If the document is more than 500 words, please allow 10 business days for completion. **NO COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL CAN BE TRANSLATED WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED PERMISSION OF THE ORIGINATOR.
  5. For parent/teacher conferences/school events please give a 2-3 day notice, if possible. This is to allow time to secure an interpreter.
  6. Please do not submit A.S.A.P. requests. All requests must have a deadline date listed.

Meet the Teaching and Learning Staff:

  • Dr. Kathy Taylor Ruggeberg, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
  • Ramona Dixon, Director of Grants, Accountability & Assessments
  • La’Shanta Williams, ELL/Bilingual Coordinator
  • Leigh Bowman, Teaching and Learning Specialist
  • Annette Moreno, Translation Coordinator
  • Virginia Jarrett, Community Coordinator
  • Julie Smith, Teaching & Learning Secretary