To bring focus to racial equity and affirm the lives of our students, Cascadia teachers will show their solidarity with educators across the district by wearing black lives matter t-shirts on Oct. 19. Teachers will also promote transformational conversations with staff and students on this issue.
The staff has released the following statement with regards to the effort:
"As a Cascadia staff, we value all of our students and believe our school should be a safe place for students to learn and work towards their academic and social goals. Some of our students, particularly the black and brown students, are aware of what's happening in our community locally and beyond and are greatly affected by it. They are looking to us to affirm that school is in fact a safe place and that the caring adults in their community value them and their life. That is why we say, undeniably, that we believe black lives matter."
The SNAPP PTA fully supports our Cascadia teachers and their effort to promote discussions with students to affirm that black lives matter.
If you have questions, please start the conversation with your child's teacher. Let's begin to talk about the work we all need to do to support all of our students to be successful in the classroom and life.