"As a school community, we are deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd and the events that have surrounded it. We have been challenged to think about how we live our mission and vision. As a school district, we are committed to ensuring that each child is part of a healthy, safe, engaged, and supported environment. We reaffirm our promise to build an inviting culture where every child feels respected and valued. As educators, we have always believed that we have the power to change the world. We are now on the threshold of an opportunity to truly put those beliefs into action. We believe that every child has the potential to grow and develop into a well-rounded person who contributes positively to the world. We vow to live these ideals and partner with our communities in strengthening our education system to ensure an equitable and culturally responsive experience for every child. While we have taken steps in the right direction, we know these steps are not enough. We can do more and want to reassure you that we are committed to standing up and stepping even deeper into this call for change."
Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert
Links to Outside Written Resources:
- Talking with Kids about Tolerance
- Teaching Tolerance
- Talking with Children about Tragedies in the Media
- Talking with Children about Racism
- Talking to Children about Racial Bias
Mental Health Supports for Home:
District counselors have compiled a variety of student support resources for use at home. Please visit our Virtual Resources page to explore topics that provide mental health support, calming strategies, and resources for play.