Diverse group of Canyon Creek students hanging out in the library

Equity & Diversity

Northshore is committed to creating a safe, caring, and mutually respectful environment within our school district community so that all students, families and staff feel welcomed, valued and supported. We recognize that the diversity represented across our communities and throughout our schools has steadily changed and that even greater racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, economic diversity is projected in the years to come.

 

COVID-19 Resources

Equity-Driven Resources and Responses to the COVID-19 Coronavirus
Equity and Diversity Department
Northshore School District
March 2020

As our district continues to navigate this difficult time, we must continue to lean on the strengths of our community. Within it, everyone has the opportunity to model how to take care of one another. 

When community members are in virtual and public spaces, please keep an eye open to the conversations happening. We want to make sure that all of our students, families, community members, and staff are being treated with respect and dignity at this time and always. This is not the time to segregate with unwarranted fear but to come together to help fight it with knowledge and compassion. 

If hurtful or misinformed comments are said, individuals are encouraged to speak up and become upstanders. It is vital to advocate for our community members and to stay kind to one another to uphold a culture of safety and belonging in and beyond our schools. In these tough and unpredictable times, we must stick together as a school community and remember that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths.

Below is a resource guide for students, families, and community members as a tool to continue to learn about COVID-19 and disrupt harmful comments or behaviors across the District. Together, we will get through this.
 


For Elementary Students:

For Middle School Students: 


For High School Students: 

For Educators:


 

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Our Mission and Work

Teacher reading a book about skin color

We are dedicated to moving toward the positive culture outcomes students deserve. We work to develop a more inclusive, welcoming environment for all students, parents and staff. 

Learn About Our Mission

Training and Resources

Equity staff providing a training for district staff

To help develop and heighten racial literacy, cultural competency and allyship capacities, we maintain a growing catalog of resources and opportunities for our community.

Continue Learning

Leadership and Equity Teams

Dr. Bigelow and Ayva Thomas

The Equity & Diversity Department is lead by dedicated staff from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, each school in Northshore has an equity team to help guide the work at each building.

Meet the Team

Religious and Cultural Observances

Our calendar aims to expand the awareness about the multiple forms of diversity among our students and families, the days that students may not be at school due to religious observances, and the days that students may be fasting.

Learn More

Equity & Diversity Committee

Our committee, comprised of staff, students and community members, provides guidance to District leadership on issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Get Involved

Equity & Diversity News

Leaders from North Creek's Black Student Union

We love to highlight the equity-driven initiatives, events, and activities from across the District.

See What's Happening

 

"The very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being."

Toni Morrison