Racial Equity & Inclusion

Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where people are becoming more and more closely interconnected.

Kofi Annan

PUSD Hosted Racial Equity & Inclusion Events

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS | PUSD BLACK HISTORY MONTH | COLLEGE BOUND

RACIAL EQUITY COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Engage in conversations with parents and students to foster trust and build relationships focused on improving racial equity and inclusion in Poway Unified Schools.

  MCHS PHS RBHS DNHS WVHS

Feeder Schools


 
BMMS
MCES
RHES
CSES
SHES
SDES
LPES
 
MBMS
TPMS
GRES
MDES
PRES
TBES
VES
PMES
BHMS
HRES
WWES
TBKES
SCES
CHES
D39C
OVMS
DSES
MRES
SRES
WGES
MVMS
CVES
DCES
PVES
ABES
ABX

 
Session 1
Listening Tour - Active listening to understand experiences of our BIPOC families and students
10/1/20 10/8/20 10/6/20 10/13/20 10/21/20
Session 2
Hopes & Aspirations - 
  • What we heard
  • Our collective vision
  • Present PUSD Comprehensive Plan for Racial Equity and Inclusion
1/12/21 1/19/21 1/27/21 1/6/21
Rescheduled
for 1/12/21
1/26/21
Session 3
PUSD Updates on Efforts-Feed Forward
  • Accountability: Actions to date and next steps
  • Parent Share
  • Recognition for attendance
4/6/21 4/20/21 4/27/21` 4/7/21 4/22/21

PUSD Black History Month Celebrations and Events

In addition to focusing lessons and assignments on Black History during the month of February, sites will be holding unique and engaging Black History Month celebrations and events. A few of these are showcased below. Site webpages will be updated with specific Black History Month activities.  
 
Adobe Bluffs Elementary:The February Sing Assembly will focus on Black History Month and will include a performance by their Westview High Ambassadors.
 
Deer Canyon Elementary: Daily morning announcements during the month of February will include messages about Famous Black Americans
 
Pomerado Elementary: January 28 -  A staff meeting will be hosted for all staff interested in having a deeper discussion about BHM and finding ways to challenge our students. It will be an opportunity to talk and discuss ways that students could be involved in taking ideas one step further to positively impact the future. 
 
Rolling Hills Elementary: February Morning Messages will include Words of Wisdom passages that align with Black History Month and various articles and links will be included in the weekly community message to foster "at home" learning.
 
Sunset Hills Elementary: Students will spend the month of February creating a project (poem, song, piece of art, poster) around the theme "Black History Month Means to Me..." This project is at the suggestion of one of our SHES students, and she will introduce the project to the student body via the Monday Morning message at the beginning of the month.  Students' work will be showcased in a culminating video that will be featured on SHES social media sites, as well as in the weekly SHES family communication.
 
Meadowbrook Middle:  Art classes will be covering Black Artists and Poets in class.  Teachers will be introducing black artists such as Augusta Savage, Maya Angelou and Kara Walker, to help expand student knowledge of culture in the art world. The hope is to connect it all back to art themed around the BLM movement and draw a connection to their lives now.
 
Del Norte High: ASB will host No Place for Hate activities and host a representation Rush to highlight and publicize the various racial and ethnic clubs we have on campus. The DNHS ASB will also develop Instagram pushes on diversity throughout the month and will look to educate our student body by presenting info graphics on what micro-aggressions are and their impacts.
 
Mt. Carmel High:   ASB and Club Council will lead a BHM Instagram campaign through each of the clubs that they sponsor.  
 
District wide: Library Techs have created Virtual Libraries for teachers and students to use as resources in the classroom and home.

COLLEGE BOUND PROGRAM MEETINGS

Date

Event

Time

Access

September 14, 2020 College Bound  Virtual 6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm  
October 12, 2020 College Bound Virtual 6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm  
Nov. 9, 2020 College Bound Virtual 6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm  
December 14, 2020 College Bound Virtual 6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm  
January 11, 2021   6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm  
February 8, 2021   6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm  
March 8, 2021   6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm  
April 19, 2021   6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm  
May 10, 2021   6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm  
       

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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