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.
The Northshore School District has a commitment to create a safe, caring, and mutually respectful environment for all students, families, and staff.
Juneteenth is an annual observance that commemorates the ending of chattel slavery in the United States.
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.
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.
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.