Joint Statement of Support
from Glennwood, PTA and School Leadership Team
Hello Glennwood Families!
In light of recent racially-motivated attacks on Asian Americans, we again condemn this violence and hate and acknowledge and support our Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community. These recent crimes have further traumatized the AAPI community, which has been the victim of an increasing number of hate crimes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Glennwood, we will continue to celebrate and appreciate the diversity of our school body and of our community. We will continue to work toward racial equity for all. As a community, we at Glennwood are responsible for acknowledging that anti-Asian prejudice is one malignant form of systematic racism that continues to plague our nation and we shall act accordingly to dismantle such outcomes. We pledge to remain vigilant regarding the many ways that anti-Asian prejudice and bias affect us and to continue working as a school community to identify effective and actionable ways to address this and all forms of prejudice, stigmatization, xenophobia, and racism.
If you haven’t already, please take a moment to review the resources below for support and additional equity-related information.
Staff, caretakers, and students can contact the Department of Equity and Student Support with concerns regarding discrimination and/or harassment.
If a student or staff member appears to be having more difficulty with their feelings than might be expected, or, if you could use additional support yourself, please contact a school administrator, counselor, or other support personnel.
CSD employees are also encouraged to use the services provided through our Employee Assistance Program.
If you would like outside information or support please visit the following resources on our District Equity website:
Asian-American Harassment related to the COVID-19 Outbreak (*currently links to a resource page on the Equity & Student Support site)
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students - The Coalition’s purpose is to create and share a set of free, industry-endorsed resources that will empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of grieving students.
Addressing Anti-Asian Violence and Bias - These resources help teachers discuss the historical precedents for this moment, introduce ways for students to recognize and speak up against coronavirus racism, and start conversations with even the youngest learners about recognizing and acting to address injustice.
For even more equity-related information, visit the following resources on our District Equity Website.