The Elmsford Union Free School District is working with TalkingPoints to improve communication between our schools and our families.What is "TalkingPoints?"TalkingPoints is a multilingual texting platform that easily connects teachers and families via text messages.Through the TalkingPoints platform, our staff can send messages in English and the message can be translated to many different languages. The exciting part is that parents can then respond in their native language and TalkingPoints will then translate it back to English for our staff.The example below shows "Spanish" as the home language:TalkingPoints has translations available in 20+ languages.Albanian, Arabic, Burmese (Karen), Cambodian (Khmer), Chinese (Simplified/Mandarin), Chinese (Traditional/Cantonese), English, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Persian (Farsi), Russian, Somali, Spanish, VietnameseOverviewGet SMS text messages from your child's teacher-- in your language. Receive updates in your own language (and English), and reply back in your own language. And the platform is free* for you to use (* text messaging rates may apply, please check your cell phone plan).
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