Friends and Families of Frenchtown School
Dear Friends and Families of Frenchtown School,
Although our recent focus may have appeared to be solely on closing out the 19/20 school year and graduation, please know that our school district, board, and administration are well aware of the difficult circumstances happening throughout our country. We applaud the measures the Frenchtown Community has employed in their coming together to stand against inequity and injustice. We will be working with community leaders and volunteers to create plans that will directly assist Frenchtown School in continuously improving and reinforcing positive character traits such as respect, acceptance, caring, compassion, empathy, kindness, responsibility, among our educational family. We welcome your ideas and input.
Our district staff members continue to be a support system for the students and their families. Our school district is a wonderful resource for supporting families in having difficult conversations with children. Please feel free to reach out to us as needed.
Here are a few resources that you may find useful:
Additional information is available through the NJ Department of Education. As Dr. Repollet recently stated, “Our students need us now more than ever to hear them, see them, and advocate with them to change institutionalized biases.” The NJDOE just released episode 17 of DOE Digest which covers this and other topics related to race, Black Lives Matter, and institutional oppression. It is titled “Opening the Shades - Confronting Systemic Racism”.
To listen to the episode, click on one of the links below.
Listen on Apple Podcast<https://podcasts.
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Listen on Anchor<https://anchor.fm/