Community Conversations at CLES

We want to hear from all families and community members!

Dear CLES Families,

In collaboration with our PTA and the HCPSS Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), we have planned for several opportunities to have "Community Conversations" with CLES families over the next several months. Our goal is to gather feedback on the school from you, parents and valuable community members. All feedback is confidential. Using the Plan Do Study Act model (see below) for school improvement, we will be using the DEI survey (link below), the information gathered at Community Conversations, and informal feedback to develop a plan for ensuring that CLES is a school that is welcoming and meets the needs of our diverse community in an equitable and inclusive manner.

The specifics of diversity includes, but is not limited to, race/ethnicity , gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, language, culture, religion/beliefs, mental and physical ability, age, and nationality. When we use the term inclusive, we mean all individuals are a part of the CLES community and feel valued, respected, appreciated, and embraced. We want all voices heard.

WHAT: Community conversations at CLES

WHY: To gather as a community to provide feedback on CLES

WHEN: 3 date options below. Pick one.


WHO: Facilitated by Shannon Keeny, HCPSS Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Together, HCPSS and CLES are committed to learning and leading with equity, and making our school an even more welcoming place for all families. We look forward to seeing you there!


Amanda Wadsworth on behalf of CLES & PTA

Big picture

The Process simplified.

Summary of the plan:
1) Gather data.
2) Make a plan.
3) Assess if our plan worked.
4) Make changes as needed.

Community Conversations

The structure of these meetings will allow for face to face conversations as well as written feedback. We hope to ensure that all families are provided a confidential and comfortable environment in which to share their feedback. You only need to attend one session, as the format will be the same for each one.

Community Conversation #1
Wednesday, March 7th - 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - CLES
Community Conversation #2
Thursday, April 12th - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - CLES
Community Conversation #3
Monday, April 23rd - 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - CLES
CLICK HERE - Community Survey

We have 52 responses so far! We want as much feedback as possible. Please consider taking this survey. We will send a hard copy as well.