12/5-9, Inclusive Schools Week : Unity Within Our Community

by | Nov 22, 2022 | Accessibility, Advocacy and Legal, Chinese, Community Events, Early Childhood, Education, SFCD Promo, Social Justice, Spanish

Support for Families and SFUSD are proud to once again be celebrating Inclusive Schools Week. We have been celebrating annually since December 2010, when then Mayor, Gavin Newsom issued this Mayoral Proclamation on Inclusive Schools Week.

Inclusive Schools Week provides an opportunity for SFUSD educators and community members to teach students not just about disabilities but also about the intersection of disabilities with other categories of identity, like race, gender, class, cultural heritage, language preference and other differences. Education and awareness can be a powerful tool to bridge various differences and enable all students to find their voice and be appreciated for their unique selves.

Download the SFUSD Inclusion Guide

Check out the SFUSD Inclusion Bitmoji Classroom to learn more about Inclusive Schools Week, Special Education and Disability Heroes!

Please encourage your children to share what “Unity within our Community” looks and feels like for them by submitting artwork to our Inclusive Arts Showcase. Student art can be related to their disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference or other unique trait that they would like to share.  Artwork can be submitted here!

Please see more school district wide fun on the SFUSD website.

This December, join SFUSD school sites across the district in celebrating Inclusive Schools Week.

Inclusive Schools Week is an opportunity for all of us to come together to honor students with disabilities as full members of our school communities. 

This year’s theme is “Unity within Community—Inclusion Around the World.” United we are stronger to focus on our common need—inclusive practices in our schools and in our communities!

How is your school celebrating?

Looking for ideas on what to do at your school? Check out the SFUSD Inclusion Resource Guide or website for lesson plans, activities and lots of resources for inspiration. 

SHARE YOUR PLANS HERE! Please let us know how your school is celebrating and provide the ISW coordinator name and contact for your school site on this list. ISW Coordinators can be administrators, teachers, staff or parents!) We would love to hear what you are planning, and we will share additional tips and resources with your school coordinator.

Click here to read more on SFUSD’s Inclusive Schools Week pages