Inclusive Schools Week Dec 6-10, 2021

Celebration Activities and Resources


Despite not being in person this year, the SFUSD Inclusive Schools Week Task force members, schools and families created inspiring and informative virtual activities and resources in the midst of a global pandemic. Read the rest of the story on the Inclusive Schools Network website.

What is Inclusive Schools Week?

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. 

The theme for this year is "The Time for Inclusion is Now”. An opportunity to show appreciation for inclusion as a way of life in our schools and community. A time to celebrate progress that has been made and acknowledge the hurdles that remain. It is also an opportunity to address the isolation caused by the pandemic and the struggle for social justice. 

The Inclusive Schools Week Online Arts Showcase is now live! Thank you to all who submitted such incredible art work. If you have something to add to the showcase you can submit you art here.

Check out the SFUSD Inclusion Resource Guide and Special Education Community Events Calendar for more details about how you can join SFUSD Inclusive Schools Week events and celebrations happening across the district

Check out our Inclusion Bitmoji Classroom to learn more about Inclusion, Special Education and Disability Heroes!

a bitmoji in a room with a large fish tank, a shelving unit, bean bag chairs, books and other resources.

Inclusive Schools Week Kickoff Event: Young Adult Discussion Panel on Inclusion and Intersectionality (Dec 7 from 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom)

This special community event will feature a panel of young adults (including SFUSD alumni and current students) who will share their individual education journeys and the intersections of their identity and disability. Panelists will discuss the strengths they have discovered within themselves and obstacles they have overcome as well as barriers individuals who are differently abled continue to face. This event is hosted by SFUSD Special Education Services, the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. Register Today!

Online Arts Showcase - Please share your student work with us!

SFUSD will be hosting a district wide online arts showcase as part of our celebration of Inclusive Schools Week. We are accepting submissions of visual and performing arts - including paintings, sketches, photography, song, dance, music, spoken word, creative writing and more. Use the theme as your inspiration. In order to be included in the online digital showcase, submissions are due no later than Friday, December 4 2020.

Registration Open for Inclusive Schools Week Assemblies with Special Olympics!

As part of Inclusive Schools Week, SFUSD and Special Olympics have teamed up with Glen Park Elementary, James Lick Middle Schools, Galileo High Schools and the Thurgood Marshall Access program to host Special Olympics Athlete Speakers. These speakers will share their own personal journey and talk about the importance of inclusion and equity. 

New This Year: Classroom teachers, parents and students can sign up to attend a virtual assembly at any of the schools sites listed below. Each assembly will be targeted towards that specific grade level, but if your class has a conflict you are welcome to join a different time that works for your schedule.

Tuesday, Dec 8th at 2pm - Elementary School Virtual Assembly with Special Olympics Athlete Speaker - Hosted by Glen Park Elementary.

Wednesday, Dec 9th at 9am - SF 49ers & SourDough Sam Virtual PE Workout

Wednesday, Dec 9th at 2:30pm - High School Virtual Assembly with Special Olympics Athlete Speaker - Hosted by Galileo High School

Thursday, Dec 10th at 1pm - Middle School Virtual Assembly with Special Olympics Athlete Speaker Hosted by James Lick Middle School.

Friday, Dec 11th at 10:10am - 18-24yr old Transition Program Virtual Assembly with Special Olympics Athlete Speaker - Hosted by Thurgood Marshall ACCESS Program 

Register today!!!   Registration LINK

Share your school's plans for Inclusive Schools Week!

Please complete this form about your site's plans for Inclusive Schools Week. We will use the information gathered in this form to highlight what is happening at your school. You can also use this form to request support or resources from the SFUSD Inclusion Taskforce.

Here are highlights of activities being planned at school's across the district:

Elementary schools - several principals are kicking off the week by leading activities and discussions about Inclusion. Principals, teachers, librarians and parents are also doing read alouds, adding lessons to Seesaw and talking about being accepting and proud of differences. School sites are also sharing and posting videos about inclusion and doing writing activities in their classes. 

Middle schools - there is an Inclusive Schools Week Virtual Film Festival and learning experiences about difference and inclusion during Advisory. 

High schools - are addressing best practices for supporting students with IEPs and 504s, ableism issues and education on disability awareness. One of our “Best Buddies” Clubs is planning an “Instagram Takeover” to promote inclusion.

Is your school doing something special? Share it here!


Read below for activities and resources you can use at your school.


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