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Ways in which GMES supports equitable communication with our multilingual families:

  • Telephonic and in-person interpretation are available to all CCPS staff

    • contract with Language Line Solutions (telephonic)

    • iSpeakCCPS Language Access Card
    • contract with AdAstra (in-person)

  • Two-way translated text messaging contract with Talking Points for communicating with families of ELs. This application is accessible to school administrators, student services resource teachers, ESOL teachers, Title I resource teachers, community school advisors, and school counselors.

  • Parent engagement

    • School-based, regional, and district-wide family engagement events for ELs and their families (Title III Funded) 

    • Parent volunteers

      • Provide interpreters for parent volunteer training.

      • EL family representation on school teams (e.g., school improvement teams, parent-teacher associations)

  Adult ESOL class at Cecil Community College - link here   If you would like more information, please contact Ms. Amanda Knopf, ESOL Teacher @ 410-996-5401, Ext. 53004 or call Gilpin Manor Elementary School @ 410-996-5040.