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Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day – Nov. 17

Elk Grove Unified proudly recognizes Wednesday, November 17 as “Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.” Ruby Bridges is an American activist who walked to school nearly every day and became a symbol of the civil rights movement at age six when she was the youngest of a group of African American students designated to integrate schools in the American South. Ruby Bridges stood for equality and desegregation in the early 1960s, and the Ruby Bridges Foundation promotes “the values of tolerance, respect, and appreciation of all differences.”

EGUSD believes in engaging student voices in partnering for an education environment that emphasizes inclusion, diversity, validation and equity. In honor of Ruby Bridges Day, we encourage you to tag @ElkGroveUnified in your photos/videos along with #RubyBridges to show us how your school celebrates the values Ruby Bridges stands for.

Learn more here: https://rubybridges.foundation/#walk-to-school-day

National School Psychology Week

EGUSD proudly recognizes National School Psychology Week (Nov. 8 – 12), and this year’s theme is “Let’s Get in GEAR” (Grow, Engage, Advocate, Rise). School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students. EGUSD celebrates our school psychologists for the vital role they play in the personal and academic development of all students.

Learn more here: https://www.nasponline.org/research-and-policy/advocacy/national-school-psychology-week-(nspw)

Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month

Elk Grove Unified School District proudly recognizes Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month (Nov. 1 – 30). Sikh Americans have resided in California for more than a century, with the first Sikh immigrants having labored on railroad construction projects, in lumber mills, and in the agricultural heartlands of the Sacramento, San Joaquin and Imperial valleys. Our EGUSD family acknowledges and celebrates the Sikh and Punjabi American communities who continue to make important contributions to our state and nation.

To learn how to make classrooms a more safe and inclusive space for Sikhs, please visit the Sikh Coalition website: https://www.sikhcoalition.org/get-involved/

Native American Heritage Month

Elk Grove Unified School District proudly recognizes Native American Heritage Month (Nov. 1 – 30). Our EGUSD family acknowledges and celebrates these Americans for their contributions to government, industry, commerce, agriculture, science, literature, and the arts. All EGUSD educational sites are encouraged to recognize the rich ancestry, traditions and contributions of Native Americans through our curriculum and school activities.

To learn more about Native American Heritage Month, please visit: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

Red Ribbon Week – Oct. 23 – 31

Elk Grove Unified recognizes Oct. 23 – Oct. 31 as Red Ribbon Week. This year’s theme, “Drug Free Looks Like Me” is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free.

EGUSD will continue to make alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention a high priority and will support a comprehensive research-based plan of action it has already adopted to assist students who are suffering from the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse and to make school campuses a safe harbor from drugs.

Visit RedRibbon.org to learn more.

Digital Citizenship Week – Oct. 17 – 23

EGUSD recognizes Digital Citizenship Week (Oct. 17 – 23, 2021). Digital Citizenship Week is the perfect opportunity for schools and families to reflect on how they can work together and prepare our students to think critically, be kind and respectful to others online, and to use their technology/devices and social media in positive, creative and powerful ways. Digital Citizenship instruction strives to help students gain the tools to be safe, productive, kind, responsible, and respectful members of online communities.

Visit the EGUSD Digital Citizenship Website to learn more.

National Bullying Prevention Month

Expect respect. Elk Grove Unified recognizes the month of October as National Bullying Prevention Month. The District supports the rights of students and staff to attend schools that are safe and free from violence, harassment, bullying and discrimination.

Learn more by watching “Expect Respect: Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavior Support”: https://youtu.be/30pFTfgQ5CI

Filipino American History Month

Elk Grove Unified School District proudly recognizes Filipino American History Month (Oct. 1 – 31, 2021). Our EGUSD family celebrates the social, intellectual, and economic contributions of Filipinos and Filipino Americans in the United States. The Filipino American community is the third largest Asian American group in the United States, with an estimated population of 4,200,000 people, and second largest Asian American group in California. The earliest documented evidence of Filipinos in the continental United States occurred on October 18, 1587, when mariners under Spanish command, referred to as “Luzones Indios,” landed in Morro Bay, California.

Learn more about Filipino American History Month from the Filipino American National Historical Society: http://fanhs-national.org/filam/about/

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Elk Grove Unified School District proudly recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2021). Our EGUSD family celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Similar to other states, in California alone, Latinos make up the largest ethnic group, so there are plenty of reasons and ways to celebrate.

Learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month here: https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

 

It’s okay to talk about suicide.

Elk Grove Unified recognizes the month of September as National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a major cause of death among youth and should be taken seriously. EGUSD has school counselors, psychologists and mental health therapists available at our schools. If you or anyone you know needs help, please use our counselors, psychologists, and mental health therapists as resources, in addition to the information provided on the EGUSD Prevention webpage: http://www.egusd.net/students-families/wellness/prevention/

You can also call the Local Suicide Prevention Crisis Line: (916) 368-3111 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-TALK (800-273-8255)

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