ESL Language Assistance and CALL CENTER
NOTICE TO LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT (LEP) PARENTS
Free language assistance is available to Columbus City Schools parents regarding school programs and activities. A parent does not have to be of limited English proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehending English in order to be considered of limited English proficiency (LEP) but rather it is only necessary that a parent be limited in at least one of these areas in order to be eligible to receive language assistance as needed. No other verification is necessary in order to receive language assistance. Services may be requested for, but not limited to the following events: parent-teacher conferences, disciplinary hearings, IEP meetings, and 504 meetings. Please be advised that while parents may bring family members and friends to all school activities and meetings, the District shall be responsible for providing any necessary interpreting or translating services. For assistance, please contact the ESL Department at 614-365-8802.
DO YOU NEED LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS?
ESL Language Assistance and Call Center
The personnel in our call center is able to assist with immediate emergency interpretation over the phone from the hours of 7:30- 4:30. With the exception of SPED meetings we are able to assist with reaching out to parents who are bilingual in Spanish, Somali, Nepali, Arabic and French.
To assist parents, nurses, teachers, and other school personnel with district communication needs, please contact our:
Language Assistance Center
Due to COVID - 19, most of the CCS staff is working from home therefore we are providing an additional phone number to contact us. Please dial the primary phone number at this time. To best reach bilingual personnel, please TEXT the Google number provided below.
Primary NumbersSamia Dawah 614 526 8538Yaharia Crawford 614 526 4852Guadalupe Bright 614 715 4306Maritza Mercado 614 379 2956Dorkas James 614 427 3382
Fernando Garcia 614 349 5089Secondary (Office Number) 614 365 5118
Primary NumbersFayza Diriye 614 382 0401Mohamed Esse 614 450 0371Amina Adam 614 526 9255Secondary (Office Number) 614 365 8972
Primary NumbersBhim Basnet 614 434 6838Secondary (Office Number) 614 365 3105
Primary NumbersKuadio (Boris) Amani 614 407 6179Secondary (Office Number) 614 365 5327
Primary NumbersDoha Dawah 614 682 9021Secondary (Office Numbner) 614 365 6920
Primary Numbers 614 379 3082Office Phone: 614 365 8802Fax: 614 365 8786Contact Myra Talley @ 614 365 8802or via email email@example.com you have any questions
- ESL Dept. at
Examples of appropriate uses for the call center:
1. To relay a simple message to a parent
2. Assist with setting up an important meeting with the teacher
3. A parent shows up in the office and communication support is needed on-the-spot
3. A parent calls the office and communication support is needed - try to find out what their primary language is and the best phone number for an interpreter to call them back
4. Conduct 3 way conference call for P/T conference
Click on the picture or the link below to request a
Foreign Language InterpreterPlease use the old Lotus Notes or ILEAD password to access this form. If you don't have a Lotus Notes or ILEAD password please contact Help Desk at 614 365 8425