Dear Peninsula School District Community,
Over the past year, there have been many crises and challenges facing our community, state, and nation that have impacted our staff and families in many ways. While there are signs of hope, it is clear that we still face threats to our physical and emotional well-being.
Recent repeated incidents of harassment, bullying, and hate speech toward Asian and Pacific Island persons in communities and cities throughout our nation prompt me to reiterate Peninsula School District’s opposition to acts of hate and racism against any person or people.
We are committed to supporting all of our students, families, and broader community in the wake of these acts of intolerance and stand by our policies against harassment, intimidation, and bullying: Policy 3207, Procedure 3207P.
Such unacceptable actions will not be tolerated in our school and district communities. Please contact your child’s teacher, counselor, principal, or any trusted staff member in your child’s school to report acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying. You can also use this reporting form.
Our schools are places for young people to grow and learn, including how to address questions of decency and justice. We must pay careful attention to the social-emotional well-being of our students and staff and support them if they are struggling. We dedicate ourselves to offering a safe learning environment for all.
Dr. Art Jarvis