Celebrate Inclusive Schools Week Dec. 5-9!

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The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) celebrates Inclusive Schools Week annually during the first week of December.

The week’s virtual events include: 

  • Webinar about San Francisco’s role in the Disability Rights Movement
  • Webinars for families about Inclusion and Ability Awareness
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Disproportionality in Special Education
  • Virtual assembly featuring a Special Olympics athlete
  • Online arts showcase featuring student submissions

Schools in the district will implement relevant discussions and activities into their learning plans including presentations, read alouds, and classroom presentations.

Resources for Staff, Families, and Students

Resources for staff, families, and students can be found on the Inclusive Schools Week page on sfusd.edu and include various resources, activity and celebration ideas that represent the diversity of our SFUSD community.

Why is Inclusive Schools Weeks important? 

Inclusive Schools Weeks provides an opportunity for SFUSD educators and community members to teach students about disabilities AND the intersection of disabilities with other categories of identity, like race, gender, class, cultural heritage, language preference and other differences. 

Education and awareness can be a powerful tool to bridge across various differences and enable all students to find their voice and be appreciated for their unique selves.

Inclusive Schools Week provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure our schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate and include all children. 

Sponsor and Theme 

Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) and Stetson & Associates, Inc.  This year, the Inclusive Schools Week’s theme is “Unity Within Our Community…United we are stronger to focus on our common need—inclusive practices in our schools and in our communities!”

More Information

www.sfusd.edu/sped-isw

Are you planning events for your school or would you like more information?

Fill out this form to share your site plans and we will add your school's information to our list. You can also Join our Inclusion Email List - add the name and contact information for the ISW coordinator at your school site to receive updates and resources. (ISW Coordinators can be administrators, teachers, staff or parents.)  

Are you struggling to plan Inclusive Schools Week activities for your school site?

Reach out to Charlotte Tresslar, Family and Community Coordinator for Special Education Services, at tresslarc@sfusd.edu for support!