8/22/2016 - Welcome back for the 2016-2017 school year! Come visit the McNeil Interpreters in A113!
Why does McNeil have interpreters?
McNeil High School is the high school campus for the Capital Area Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (CARDSPD). We service students with hearing impairments from counties surrounding Round Rock ISD such as Leander, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Hutto, Taylor - just to name a few!
What is CARDSPD's philosophy?
The Capital Area Regional Day School Program for the Deaf recognizes the fundamental importance of the development of age appropriate communication and language skills for a child’s academic, social, cognitive, and linguistic development, as well as mental and physical well-being. The program will provide students with communication assessment, communication access, and communication development for rich opportunities to exchange thoughts, opinions and information. Communication strategies may include aural, oral, signed English language, spoken language, speech reading, audition, reading, writing, fingerspelling, gesture, pantomime, and body language. Students who utilize American Sign Language as a first language are instructed through total communication, utilizing signed English language for literacy development, with conceptual/ASL sign support to enhance comprehension.
What is an interpreter?
An interpreter facilitates communication between spoken English and signed communication.
When would I need an interpreter?
As a student, you can request an interpreter for extracurricular activities, such as tutorials, club meetings and other before/after school activities. As an administrator, teacher or parent, you can request an interpreter whenever there is need for communication between spoken English and signed communication outside of the regular school day.
How do I request an interpreter?
Please submit the Interpreter Request Form.
How late is too late to submit an Interpreter Request Form?
Please submit your requests as soon as possible, preferably with 3 days advance notice. If you need an interpreter within 24 hours, please submit a handwritten copy to any available interpreter on campus ASAP. You can find the paper version of the Interpreter Request Form on the door of the Interpreter Office (A113).
How do I know if my request was approved?
You will receive an email to the email address provided in the form when your request is approved.
I submitted a request, why wasn't an interpreter able to come?
Please note that all requests must be approved before an interpreter can be provided.