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Multilingual Family Support

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The School District of Philadelphia is committed to ensuring that immigrant and refugee students and their families have equal access to educational services and opportunities and that they achieve their full academic and social potential.

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The Multilingual Family Support Unit is comprised of Language Access Coordinators, Community Outreach Liaisons, and school-based Bilingual Counseling Assistants (BCAs), who facilitate cross-cultural communication between students, limited-English proficient families, and District staff by providing culturally relevant and linguistically competent translation and interpretation services.

On these pages, you will find information and resources to support multilingual students and families, such as the Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families: Toolkit for Administrators, Teachers and Staff.

Find answers to the most common questions:

  • Enrolling a student in school?
  • Who can help me communicate if I cannot speak English?
  • What school rules should I know?

Your role as parent in U.S. schools:

  • What do schools expect from families?
  • Volunteering at a school?
  • Contacting a teacher?

Do you need help with:

  • Finding health centers, immigrant community services, and more
  • Getting academic support for your child
  • Finding English classes for adults

Information, questions and resources:

  • Required vaccines for school-age students
  • A list of health centers that provide free medical services
  • How to make a bullying or harassment report?

Looking for documents in your language? This section features the most requested documents by multilingual students, families, and community organizations.

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Call Us At 215-400-4000

Last modified: March 22, 2018