Welcome to the Equity and Family Engagement Department


     Shoreline Equity and Family Engagement Department

    The Purpose: To create urgency and immediate impact on students of color, and culturally and liguistically diverse students using culturally responsive practices and policies, while building racial equity awareness and skills with Shoreline staff. The work of the equity department expands throughout all district departments and programs. The goal is to lead and develop with equity in mind while examining and shifting  the inequities in our procedures, polices and practices. This work attends to hearts and minds so that we can make changes in structures and systems. The students are our non-negotiable WHY.

     aapi month Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), now officially proclaimed Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month,[1] takes place in May. It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.


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    Posted by the Holocaust Center for Humanity

    This week we share in the grief of the Poway Jewish community after a violent antisemitic attack on the Chabad of Poway. We stand with them in strength. In just the past few weeks, we have seen extreme violence in peaceful religious institutions in New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and now Poway, California. We cannot let this become the norm.
    This week we commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah), atime of reflection to remember those killed in the Holocaust. This history teaches us about a time when the world stood by, when good people were not outraged. Our outrage must fuel us. 
    As the child of a Holocaust survivor, I grew up knowing the reality and consequences of hatred. I also understood that hatred could be sewn into the fabric of society. 
    We must all fight together: lobby for more legislation to strengthen laws against hate; hold software companies accountable for their algorithms that help people promote intolerance and bigotry; and educate ourselves and our youth to respect differences and never become complacent when people's lives and freedoms are at risk.
    As the community commemorates Yom Hashoah this week, we re-commit ourselves to the mission of the Holocaust Center: to teach the lessons of the Holocaust, inspiring students of all ages to confront bigotry and indifference, promote human dignity, and take action.
    If you are looking for the tools to counteract hatred and intolerance, we invite you to take a Confronting Antisemitism and Intolerance course, offered by the Holocaust Center for Humanity and the Anti-Defamation League.
    We stand strong together.
    Dee Simon
    Baral Family Executive Director

    We stand in solidarity with our Muslim and Jewish students and families. 


    We value all diversity in our students and families and staff. 

    Our hearts are with every group that has been targeted, been historically marginalized, been harassed, been abused, been publicly mocked and any other hurtful action. Shoreline students, familes and staff should thrive and flourish. Please hold us accountable to that.

    Diversity inclusive kindness make world safe for diversity




    FREE Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

    This summer, Shoreline Public Schools will host a FREE summer meal program for kids and teens, 18 and younger. From July 8 - August 2, lunch will be available at two locations. The locations and times are:

    Meridian Park Elementary - Lunch: 10:45 am - 11:30 am - MENU

    Shorecrest High School - Lunch: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - MENU 

    Any child 18 and under can come to one of these locations for a free lunch. There is no registration or application required. Children do not need to be a Shoreline School District student. Learn more here...





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Book of the Month

  • Andi Mack Show

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 5/9/2019

    andi mack


    Andi Mack is a contemporary, coming-of-age story about a relatable girl who's trying to determine where she fits in and the many amazing ways she can live her life. Andi has been raised to live on the safe side, but on her 13th birthday, a revelation jumpstarts her path of self-discovery.













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Upcoming Events


  • Multiracial

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 5/9/2019

    Biracial identity development includes self-identification A multiracial or biracialperson is someone whose parents or ancestors are from different ethnic backgrounds. ... While multiracial identity development refers to the process of identity development of individuals who self-identify with multiple racial groups.

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  • Agender

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 3/15/2019

    Agender is a term which can be literally translated as 'without gender'. It can be seen either as a non-binary gender identity or as a statement of not having a gender identity. People who identify as agender may describe themselves as one or more of the following: Genderless or lacking gender.

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  • Black Lives Matter

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 2/4/2019

    Black Lives Matter

    The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

    BLM is expansive. BLM is a collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement. BLM also believe that in order to win and bring as many people with us along the way, they must move beyond the narrow nationalism that is all too prevalent in Black communities.

    BLM affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. Our network centers those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.

    BLM are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise.

    Black Lives Matter Website

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  • Double Consciousness

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 1/2/2019

    Double consciousness is a concept that Du Bois first explores in 1903 publication, “The Souls of Black Folk”. Double consciousness describes the individual sensation of feeling as though your identity is divided into several parts, making it difficult or impossible to have one unified identity.


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  • PTSD

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 12/4/2018

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may arise when people experience a traumatic event such as death, threatened death, serious injury, or actual or threatened sexual violence.* 

    This definition applies primarily to simple trauma, or exposure to one circumscribed traumatic event. By contrast, complex trauma may arise from exposure over time to prolonged, repeated trauma, such as physical or sexual abuse, neglect, or violence. The symptom pictures resulting from simple and complex trauma differ somewhat.

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  • Disability

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 10/2/2018

    Disablity- a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities.


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  • Hispanic, Latino, LatinX

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 9/5/2018

    Hispanic- those who trace their ancestry to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America.


    Hispanic or Latino? While the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, "Hispanic" is a narrower term that only refers to persons of Spanish-speaking origin or ancestry, while "Latino" is more frequently used to refer generally to anyone of Latin American origin or ancestry, including Brazilians.


    Latin X- Pronounced “La-teen-ex,” Latinx is a gender-neutral term for people of Latin American heritage. By dropping the traditional –o or –a ending at the end of the root word ‘Latin,’ Latinx encompasses those who identify outside of the gender binary, such as transgender people or those who are gender-fluid

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  • Middle Passage

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 8/13/2018

    Middle Passage: Middle Passage, the forced voyage of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. It was one leg of the triangular trade route that took goods (such as knives, guns, ammunition, cotton cloth, tools, and brass dishes) from Europe to Africa, Africans to work as slaves in the Americas.

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  • Eviction

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 7/6/2018

    Eviction: the action of expelling someone, especially a tenant, from a property; expulsion:"the forced eviction of residents"

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    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 6/8/2018

    LGBTQIA. Initialism of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and allies. Initialism of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual.

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