Auto Translation Information

Auto Translation for PWCS Websites and Messages


The Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) uses Google Translate on our website (labeled "Auto Translate"), in ParentVUE, and in messages (emails and text messages) sent through SchoolStatus to assist users in reading content in languages other than English.

For these translations, reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation; however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace human translators. These translations are provided "as is." Some content (such as images, videos, etc.) may not be translated due to the limitations of the translation software.

Any discrepancies or differences created in translating this content from English into another language are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance, enforcement, or any other purpose. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in these translations, please refer to the English version of the website.

How to Use Auto Translation on PWCS Websites

Screenshot of PWCS website with a mouse cursor over the word Translations

The PWCS website also has many of its pages in the languages mentioned above. To access translations done by a team of translators in the eight top languages, select “Translations” from the menu at the top and find your language. The website also offers machine-generated translations for every webpage. Select the "Auto Translate" option to access this feature. Please keep in mind that computer-generated translations are often imperfect, but they can help to familiarize yourself with information.

Please call 703-791-7568, or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

About Google Translate

Google Translate is a third-party service provided by Google that performs all translations directly and dynamically. By detecting patterns in documents that have already been translated by human translators, Google Translate can make intelligent guesses as to what an appropriate translation should be. This process of seeking patterns in large amounts of text is called "statistical machine translation." Since the translations are generated by machines, not all translations will be perfect. The more human-translated documents that Google Translate can analyze in a specific language, the better the translation quality will be. This is why translation accuracy will vary across languages.

If you have any questions about Google Translate, please visit the Google Translate website.

If you have any issues with Google Translate, please visit Google Translate: Support.