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Letter from Superintendent

Dear Families,

We join communities around the nation to mourn the loss of lives due to the horrific attack on the synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. Once again we are reminded of the danger of hate and bigotry and the importance of advocating for compassion, acceptance and kindness. We recognize the negative impact on our students of such tragic events and bigotry in general targeting communities and people. We support our students by listening to them and having available mental health counselors/social workers in elementary, middle and high school.  Please do not hesitate to let your student's teachers, administrators or any of us know if your child needs support.

The following links include tips and information that you may find valuable:

Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate (In English and En Español)

Talking to Our Kids About Hate Crimes


Schools continue to promote respect and compassion by encouraging acts of kindness and through the Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) implemented throughout the District. As adults, each one of us in our community have the responsibility to model respect and show how we embrace our differences and respect one another.  As a school district, we also recognize the importance of ensuring that our instructional materials are inclusive and accurately portray the contributions of historically underrepresented communities in accordance with the requirements of the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act, also known as the FAIR Education Act (Senate Bill 48).

Joining other Bay Area communities, the Castro Valley Community Alliance will be holding two events in November. On November 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m., those attending the Poetry Slam will hear poems written and/or recited by students and community members about unity, kindness, compassion and counteracting hate. The event will be held at Smalltown Society at 22222 Redwood Road in Castro Valley.  On November 15th, there will be a Unity Walk following a few brief remarks and introduction starting at 6:45 p.m. at the Castro Valley Public Library. For more information visit the Castro Valley Community Alliance website.

We are proud to be a part of a community that respects all people and embraces and welcomes diversity.

Best regards,

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Parvin Ahmadi

Superintendent

Superintendent Letter 2018-10-29 English

Superintendent Letter 2018-10-29 Simplified Chinese

Superintendent Letter 2018-10-29 Spanish


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