- Academic Excellence for Every Student
- Family & Community Engagement
- Student Partnership
- Responding to Bias, Discrimination, or Harassment
- Staff Supports
As we collectively work toward academic advancement for every student in our district, our purpose statement is the foundation for our initiatives.
Englewood Schools District Purpose Statement
Englewood Schools has a moral imperative and unwavering commitment to ensure extraordinary outcomes for each student. Diversity is an asset. We are committed to honoring students' identities, cultures, and abilities, while breaking down barriers to a safe and equitable learning experience. In service of this, we maintain high expectations and nurture all aspects of the whole child.
School fundraisers can be a meaningful and joyful way to raise money while also building a positive school community. Thoughtfully preparing for the event will help ensure the fundraiser attracts more people, is inclusive, and reaches its highest potential.
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What is Englewood Student Voice?
Englewood Student Voice (ESV) is a student-led district-wide initiative that empowers high school students from historically marginalized communities (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, emerging multilingual people, people who have or currently experience poverty, religiously minoritized groups, etc.) and allies with diverse perspectives to be the voices for positive change in their communities. It provides a forum for students to collaborate with the Director of Opportunity, Access & Inclusion, the Superintendent, and other district/community leaders. The goal is to create a strong foundation to spark greater equity and inclusion in our schools through compassionate leadership.
The core elements include:
A space for two-way communication between students and district leaders to create positive change in our school district
Leadership & capacity building for equity and inclusion, civic engagement, community improvement and 21st century global skills
Creating spaces for students to build solidarity and connect with other students in the district
Students attend multiple conferences throughout the year. Some of these meetings specifically bring together Englewood high school students, and others include students, educators, and community leaders from across the state of Colorado.
In addition to these retreats/conferences, students and educators at each school may organize Student Voice activities and events. Please contact the Director of Opportunity, Access, and Inclusion for information and resources if you are interested in organizing something on a more local level.
Englewood Middle School and Englewood Leadership Academy share a student leadership class focused on student voice and advocacy in order to promote positive and inclusive school climate and culture.
In addition, ask the staff about current extracurricular offerings that highlight this work, since that might change each year based on student, staff, and community interests.
Each of our elementary schools offers a variety of developmentally appropriate ways to engage student voice and choice, since we know it helps improve the school climate, individual student motivation, and innovation. The specifics of how this happens varies for each school, so reach out to your child's teacher, the school principal, or to the Director of Opportunity, Access, and Inclusion to learn more.
- Inclusivity training for school staff: classrooms and schools that are trauma-informed, consider and remove historical barriers to safe, accessible and engaging learning opportunities, and offer differentiated supports that honor every student's strengths and needs.
- Community workshops: resources to honor diversity at home and in the community
- Student workshops: learning that builds 21st century skills for students to engage in a diverse global community with empathy, self-awareness, and a discerning lens.
- Talk Moves to Respond to Bias: strategies and sentence stems to prepare you to respond to biased remarks
Reporting Instances of Bias
- In Englewood Schools, we are committed to fostering a learning environment that is safe, inclusive, and engaging for all people that make up the beautiful mosaic of our community. As such, we will not tolerate bias, microaggressions, identity-based bullying or otherwise discriminatory behavior, whether that is directed toward a student, staff member, or family member. If you witness or experience a potentially biased incident based on a person's identity, ability, or culture, please contact us. You may use the flowchart below to guide you in this process.
- If you or someone you know is in crisis, call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255 (both available 24/7).
- If you would like to make an anonymous report regarding a safety issue, you can make a report through Safe2Tell 24/7: call 877-542-7233, make a report online, or use their mobile app.
- If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, please call 911.