Welcome to the Equity and Family Engagement Department

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     Shoreline Equity and Family Engagement Department

    The Purpose: To create urgency and immediate impact on students of color, and culturally and linguistically 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.

     

    Back to School Letter (I wish I had written it)

    Dear School Community:

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. We are excited to welcome students and support them as they begin, continue, or near the end of their educational journeys with us.

    We remain steadfast in our continued commitment to academic excellence, innovative practices, school safety, and inclusive excellence. We are proud of our achievements and grateful for our school community.

    The beginning of the year can be an exciting, celebratory time. But we must acknowledge that the current culture and climate in our nation also make the beginning of the school year a time filled with concern and fear for many.

    We recognize that for many of our students, the first day of school comes with a fear of being unsafe, both physically and emotionally. We also recognize that many of our students and families fear that their language, their skin color, their race, and their mere presence might make them and their families targets. To recognize this is to recognize the humanity of us all.

    We know that racism and race-motivated violence directly impact the communities we serve. We are well within the scope of our responsibilities as educators to address these issues.

    We are committed to partnering with all members of our school communities to ensure safe, healthy spaces that affirm the identity of each and every student, leveraging the assets they bring. We do this in service of safe, welcoming spaces for all students to learn in, for all staff to work in, and for all community members to visit.

    To all our student communities and families, we welcome you.

    Sincerely,

    Courageous School Leader

    Victoria Onodera EdWeek 2019

     

    Welcome Back!! We Missed You!

    Back to School

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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

     

     

     

     

     

     

      

     

Department Contacts

Book of the Month

  • Powerful Partnerships

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 9/2/2019

    Powerful partnerships book cover

    Teachers and administrators will learn how to create the respectful, trusting relationships with families necessary to build the educational partnerships that best support children’s learning. The book will cover the mindset and core beliefs required to bond with families, and will provide guidance on how to plan engagement opportunities and events throughout the school year that undergird effective partnerships between families and schools.

     

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Upcoming Events

Wordology

  • Family Engagement

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 9/2/2019

    Family Engagement: Amended by Annie Gage- Family Advocate

    Family engagement describes what families do at home and in the community to support their children's learning and development. It also encompasses the shared partnership and responsibility, specifically with underserved families, between home and school. Such engagement is essential for school improvement.

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  • 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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