Religious and Cultural Observances

The Northshore School District Religious and Cultural Observances Calendar serves to recognize and spread awareness about the religions and cultures that are represented in the District. This 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.

 

Religious Observances

 

Cultural Observances

Native American Heritage Month

In honor of what is nationally recognized as Native Heritage Month during the month of November, we wanted to share resources to recognize and celebrate Indigenous heritage and discuss Thanksgiving in a culturally sensitive way.

Coast Salish carved comb. On one side a four-legged animal is shown with a clear profile

Before Columbus came to the Americas, millions of Indigenous peoples lived on the land; the Americas were not discovered, but rather stumbled across, occupied, and colonized.

Mexican folk dance performance with traditional white dress

Each year, the U.S. observes National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx peoples from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.