As the trial of Derek Chauvin culminates in a verdict, we reaffirm our commitment not only to social justice and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) work, but also to the wellbeing of our community members. As a progressive school, we care deeply about the whole person—not just about academics, but about how our students and their families think and feel and process the world around them.
This is an especially difficult time to "process the world" amidst national conversations about racial injustice, so we wanted to equip you with a couple of helpful resources. These resources are linked here:
- NY Times: How Teachers Are Exploring the Derek Chauvin Trial with Students
- Embracerace: Being Honest about Racial Violence without Traumatizing Kids
- Embracerace: Addressing Racial Injustice with Young Children
- Embracerace: On Point Radio: How to Talk to Your Kids about Race, Racism and Police Violence
Beyond the resources listed here, you are welcome to reach out to Abbey, our school counselor, if you would like support as your children and family process all that is happening.
Our community's strength is our connectedness as we hope and work for a brighter future to give to our children. This work begins with leading and teaching from the heart, and it is work to which we are unwaveringly committed.
Originally sent as a community email on April 20, 2021.