To all of our African American and Black students and families:
You matter. Black Lives Matter.
We see you, and we support you.
In response to the Black Lives Matter movement re-emerging following the tragic death of George Floyd as a victim of police brutality, it is undeniable that our community’s work oppressing racism and addressing injustices and inequalities is far from over. During this time of grief and outrage, we acknowledge we have work to do to ensure we reach our aspirations for our African American and Black students.
Although moving towards a better tomorrow is a difficult and continuous process, encouraging conversations and learning around racism is critical, while simultaneously protecting students from age-inappropriate violence. Now more than ever, your Elementary Support Specialist’s are actively working to reflect on the important role they play in this work to ensure our school and communities continue to be safe space for all students and families.
Resources for Teachers and Parents
Resources for Students
“You’re the ones we have been waiting for. It’s every generation’s responsibility to make the world a better place than they found it.” – Joanne Bland