AISD Pride Week 2022

You are perfect just the way you are

Before Pride Week-- Check with your Campus Pride Representative to Get Pride Swag!

Statement of Purpose

Every year, to celebrate LGBTQIA+ students, staff and families, Austin ISD hosts its own Pride Week, a time to highlight the district's commitment to creating a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. Campuses are encouraged to plan activities that celebrate, inform, and inspire. Use this guide to help plan your campus’ pride week events during March 21-26th.

What is pride week?

In Elementary, Pride Week means…

  • All are welcome

  • Everyone should be able to be who they are

  • Differences are awesome!

  • Love makes a family

We Listen Without Judgment

  • If a child wants to discuss LGBT+ identity, listen with an open mind. Listening without judgement provides them with a safe space to express themselves. As adults, it is our responsibility to use a positive attitude rather than discriminatory stereotypes.

We Promote Acceptance, Not Discrimination

  • Every day we meet people different from ourselves.

  • Promoting an attitude of acceptance supports a positive environment for everyone to be who they are.

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Community connection: Have students write welcoming messages with sidewalk chalk!

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All Are Welcome - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime
Story time: Looking Like Me - Kids Books Read Aloud
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The Great Big Book of Families with Teacher Helena Book by: Hoffman Mary
Grace Byers Reads "I Am Enough" | Bookmarks | Netflix Jr
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How can Students Share how They can be an ally?

#ReadTogether with Peter Reynolds
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You Matter | Read Along with Christian Robinson! | PBS KIDS

How can your school community collaborate on an art project? (Collages, posters, rainbow art...)

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Lee & Low Storytime: Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match, read by Monica Brown | Picture Book Read Aloud
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Additional Activity Ideas suggested by AISD students:

  • Host a “gallery” where students share their visual arts and media creations

  • Host a “poetry slam” or poetry jam about your identities

  • Host a craft table where people can make friendship bracelets or rainbow crafts together

  • Create a mural or bulletin board that says “Love Makes a Family” or “All are Welcome”

  • Host a gathering where people can color or create pride flags together

  • Host a dance off, dance along, or sing along

  • Host a lunch gathering and dress in a unique way: fancy, sparkly, best looks, futuristic, fun!

Small Group Activities/ Elementary Counseling ideas (in consultation with administrator)

  • Refer to GLSEN’s activity list for No Place for Hate Activity Ideas!

Where's the Pride Swag?!?

Pride materials will be distributed to campuses and should be available for students and staff. Pride Website: https://www.austinisd.org/pride


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Why Pride Week?

Refer to our website or our LOCAL BOARD POLICY (below)


The District has established as a core value respect for every individual and as a goal fostering and modeling this core value. The District believes that a valuable element of education is development of respect for all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, immigration status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The District is committed to providing all students a positive learning environment that enhances personal safety and promotes respect, dignity, and equality. High standards are expected for both academic achievement and for behavior. Principals are expected to implement schoolwide, classroom, and individual systems to teach and support positive student behaviors and to respond to and make every reasonable effort to prevent all forms of bullying, harassment, and violence among students.