Equity & Diversity for Families
Families are encouraged to maintain ongoing communication with their child’s educators and school through email, Infinite Campus Parent Portal, phone calls, and monthly updates from teachers. Families can also develop relationships with teachers through parent-teacher conferences, and open houses. Overall, these actions contribute to a child’s higher achievement in school. School Directory.
YOUR CHILD’S SOCIAL IDENTITY
Families are encouraged to help their child understand who they represent in society in terms of age, sex, gender, race, nationality, socio-economic status, linguistic ability, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and other social membership. This insight provides students with perspective to influence their sensitivity, relations, and interactions with people from groups different from their own.
EDUCATION OF DIVERSE GROUPS
Families are encouraged to help educate their children about the lives and experiences of different cultures to help them understand how historical events have shaped attitudes, viewpoints, and values of different groups. This can be achieved by seeking historically accurate information and current events through different media like autobiographies, newspapers, literature, and documentaries.
EQUITABLE PRACTICES OF EDUCATORS
Families are encouraged to ensure that students are receiving the resources and support needed to succeed in school. This can be achieved by maintaining ongoing communication with teachers to understand how their efforts support their child and through classrooms walks to see how their children are doing in class.
PARTICIPATE IN SYSTEMIC REFORM
Families are encouraged to participate in district, regional, state, and national efforts to reform biased curriculum standards and instructional practices. This can be achieved through small and large efforts. Small efforts include families’ support of their child’s school through occasional or ongoing volunteer efforts, as well as contacting their local government. Large efforts include families’ ongoing support of organizations that support reform, or by becoming a volunteer for Washoe County School District.