A Message to Woodstock Families

Friday, June 5, 2020

Dear Families and Friends,

We as a country and a community are saddened by the senseless killing of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis. This tragedy, and its aftermath, have had a profound impact on all of us. As a school district, we must stand for justice for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, gender or intellectual ability. We must also address within our schools any hostile environments, discriminatory attitudes and biased actions against students and families, especially those of color.

Education is the strongest medicine we have to address racial and economic disparities. Our teachers work every day to uphold ideals of equality, fairness, justice and democracy. We will continue to provide our students with the skills, knowledge and dispositions to succeed.

I know many of you are feeling overwhelmed and perhaps isolated right now. Below is a list of resources compiled by Michelle Foronda and Angela Stringer that may help you to make sense of what all of us are feeling right now.