The Fort Plain Central School District would like to take a moment to reflect on the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the subsequent protests that have happened across the country and in our own region.
As a school district, we do not tolerate or condone racism. As a school community we are committed to equity — which means making sure every student has the support they need to be successful. Our district will continue to uphold our mission of providing each student with the opportunity to develop in a safe, orderly and positive school environment.
We would like to remind all of our students and families affected by these events that we are here for support. Please know that even though our school buildings are closed, resources are available. We encourage our families to reach out to a school counselor, a teacher, a school administrator or another trusted adult if they need support.
As a learning community, we would like to take this opportunity to provide some resources to help families talk with children about issues of race in society.
- USA Today: Kids need to talk about George Floyd, protests and racism
- Penn Graduate School of Education: Talking to children after racial incidents
- American Psychological Association: Resources for Parents — Uplifting Youth Through Healthy Communication About Race
Even during this time of isolation, we are all in this together. Thank you for your commitment to helping us make the Fort Plain Central School District a place where all students can learn and succeed.