A Message from Superintendent Angelakis:
Recent events in cities across our nation have caused many to consider the best ways to address the challenging yet critical topics of racial inequality and injustice with our students.
In times such as this, there are many more questions than answers. The overriding question, however, is what can we do to create an environment – in our schools, in our homes, in our streets – where all citizens feel safe and valued? Incidents such as the tragic killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis should serve as a stark reminder that, as a society, we have a long way to go.
How do we get there? I honestly believe that it is a macro problem that can only be solved at the micro-level. Every person, every family, every school district, every community has to do its part in not only recognizing when injustice occurs but also taking the appropriate action to reduce the possibility of its being repeated.
I want to personally extend to our students and families my support and let you know that I hear and recognize your concerns.
Please use the resources below to help you with these conversations in your own homes, as our educators are engaging in conversations in the classroom.
Family Resources Online for Talking to Children About Racism
Educator Resources, Books, & Toys to Teach Children About Racism