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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In our schools, equity is achieved when all students receive what they need to develop to their full academic and social potential. 

Our shared commitment to this work is to ensure that all students receive what they need through our collaborative work effort to generate recommendations of goals for district-wide equity centered improvements.

We use the Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Framework as a guide as we work to transform our student experiences and learning outcomes. 

Upcoming Events

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Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students presented by the Holocaust Memorial Center

Tuesday, March 16 from 5:00-6:30 PM

For RCS Staff:  https://forms.gle/Dkyt1w2RFmoXS5mK7  

 

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Arab American Culture Workshop presented by the Arab American National Museum

April 15th from 5:00-6:00 PM

Virtual Training For RCS Students, Staff, & Families/Caregivers

This virtual presentation offers historical information on the story of immigration, culture and history of Arab Americans.  This workshop will explore where Arab Americans trace their lineage, the differences between the Arab World and the Middle East, ethnic and religious diversity within the Arab World, the history of Arab immigration to the United States, Arab American demographics and culture, and more! 

Registration required.

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Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football

A Video Screening & Discussion presented by the Arab American National Museum 

April 22nd 5:00-6:00 PM

Virtual Training For RCS Students, Staff, & Families/Caregivers

Participants would watch the video "Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football" prior to attending the workshop discussion and dialogue.  Fordson is a 2011 feature-length documentary that highlights the experiences of Arab American youth living in a post-September 11th world, in Dearborn, MI.  The film follows a high school football team from Dearborn, Michigan as it prepares for its big cross-town rivalry game during the last ten days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Fordson unearths the story of a community desperately holding onto its Islamic faith while struggling in a post 9-11 America.  Join us for group discussion and dialogue.  

Registration required.

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Becoming a Culturally Proficient Parent/Caregiver 

Monday, March 15th from 7:00-8:30 PM

Presenter: Dr. Jay Marks in collaboration with the DEIPN

The purpose of this workshop is to engage participants in learning about being a culturally proficient parent/caregiver to school-aged children and teens.

Registration is required to attend.

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Arab American Culture Workshop for Educators presented by the Arab American National Museum

April 29th from 5:00-6:00 PM

Virtual Training For RCS Staff

Divided into smaller groups, participants will work through case scenarios that highlight situations groups may find themselves in. Groups will work together to identify the problems, develop practical solutions and ways to address the case within their organization, then share their solutions with the larger group to engage in a full dialogue with each other.  

Registration required.

Resources

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Meet our Director 

Mrs. Tiffany Goliday is the Director of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging for Rochester Community Schools.  Mrs. Goliday has served in the district as an educator, Reading Recovery interventionist, and elementary learning consultant for 15 years. She is honored to share her passion and advocacy for creating equitable learning for all students through her work and knowledge of social justice and activism.