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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion News

Check out our district equity, diversity and inclusion events and initiatives. There is a lot taking place. See what's happening.

Equity Announcements and News

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Families that are new to the U.S. school system and have students entering kindergarten in the fall of 2023 are invited to "Welcome to Kindergarten for Families New to the U.S. School System 2023-2024" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 on Zoom.

VOICE Mentors can choose books from the donated library of options to give to their mentees for birthdays or other occastions

A storage room in the district office is lined with bookshelves, chock full of appealing choices, ranging from picture books to graphic novels to series aimed at older readers. Donated to the VOICE Mentor Program, the books are available to all current mentors who would like to give a present to their mentee. The collection is about to get an influx of new books, games and activities, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

Equity Department Work Serves to Empower Students and Families, Create Sense of Belonging

A sense of worth and belonging greatly enhances a student’s ability to learn. Helping to create that feeling is central to what teachers, staff members and administrators do every day throughout our schools – and it’s at the heart of the district’s equity work. What that looks like varies from building to building and by grade level, but in some cases, it can be as simple as providing space. 

Graphic shows Amanda Gorman and several facts about Gorman's work as an influential poet

February is Black History Month, and while our teachers and staff incorporate conversations about the important contributions of African Americans into learning that happens all year long, we appreciate the opportunity to highlight Black history this month, as well. Today we’re sharing a glimpse of what student leaders at two of our middle schools created.

Upcoming Equity & Family Partnership Events