Communication Services

Rochester School District has available appropriate auxiliary aids and services when necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, programs, activities, meetings, or services conducted or sponsored by the District.

Auxiliary aids and services include a wide range of services, devices, technologies and methods for providing effective communications, and may include quality interpreters, note-takers, real-time computer-aided transcription services, written materials, amplifiers, listening devices, hearing aids, decoders, text, video-based telecommunications, to name a few.

These services are available for all District-sponsored programs, activities, meetings, and services.

Requesting Communication Aids or Services for a Program, Activity, or Event
Individuals who may need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in and enjoy the benefits of a program, activity, meeting, or event should contact the school or District office at 10140 Highway 12 SW, Rochester, WA 98579, Phone: (360) 273-5536 or Fax: (360) 273-5547 as soon as possible and no later than forty-eight (48) hours before a scheduled program or activity so that the District can make necessary arrangements. The District will make reasonable efforts to accommodate any requests made less than forty-eight (48) hours in advance of a program, activity, meeting, or event. For auxiliary aids or services specifically during a meeting of the Board of Directors, the request should be made directly to the office of the Superintendent. 

Individuals may complete the Effective Communications Request Form for aids and services needed.  While this form is not required to make such a request, this written form will minimize miscommunication and help the District understand the specific auxiliary aids or services being requested. District staff will also assist a requester in filling out this form, when necessary.

The District will determine an appropriate auxiliary aid or service as soon as possible following a request by a person with a disability, and will likewise provide the auxiliary aid or service as soon as practicable. The District or school personnel working with the person with a disability (or an appropriate family member) will keep that person informed of when the auxiliary aid or service will be provided.