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.
Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), now officially proclaimed Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, takes place in May. It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
Posted by the Holocaust Center for HumanityThis 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 SimonBaral 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.
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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