Translation and Interpretation Services for Families

How does TIU support our families and communities?

The Translation and Interpretation Unit (TIU) acts as the essential bridge of communication between English Learning (EL) families and the San Francisco Unified School District. We are committed to providing quality and professional translation (written) and interpretation (oral) services to families so that they can become an active agent of their children’s education.

If you are a parent/guardian of a SFUSD student and would like to request translation (written) and/or interpretation (oral) services from us, please complete the following forms in your home language. Due to high volume of requests and limited staff capacity, we ask that you let us know your needs as early as possible. We may contact you and/or school site to verify the information you provide.


If you are a SFUSD employee and need translation or interpretation services for the English Learning families at your school site, please complete one of these forms (employee login required).


The following forms are for parents/guardians ONLY.

To request translation (written) services of documents related to your child's education:

Note that the documents must be issued by SFUSD.

To request interpretation (oral) service for SFUSD school site or district wide meetings, such as ELAC, SST, family workshops, IEP meetings:

Note that the meetings must be organized by SFUSD, hosted/facilitated by SFUSD employees.