“Equity is the removal of existing barriers and actively establishing the framework so that the needs of all students are met through fairness, justice, and meaningful opportunities.”
DEI Team Belief Statement
The Grand Blanc Equity Team is committed to improving the lives of all students. More specifically, we believe that to fully embrace and operationalize equity in Grand Blanc Community Schools, all students must have their voices heard in a safe, supportive environment that values difference.
Grand Blanc Community Schools will create and sustain equity through
- inclusivity, accessibility, and belonging
- dignified policies and procedures
- opportunities for students to actualize their own unique genius
- exemplary models of character and judgment
Resources to Help our Students with Special Needs
The Delta Math RtI program provides online readiness and tier 3 screeners and standard based reports, paper-based progress monitoring, tiered instructional support and distributed practice for Kindergarten through Algebra 1.
***Thank you for your efforts to support diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the Grand Blanc community. As always, the provided resources are not part of a Grand-Blanc approved curriculum; rather, they are tools to inform and encourage curiosity.
Let’s take every opportunity to learn about and celebrate the diversity in our Grand Blanc community!
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
In the coming days/weeks, there are significant celebrations that our students and staff members of the Jewish faith will be celebrating. First up is Rosh Hashanah. It begins at sundown on Friday, September 15th and ends at nightfall on September 17th. Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish New Year. For more information, see the website below about the significance and traditions some of our students and staff may be experiencing this coming weekend.
In the 10 days following Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur will be celebrated. It will begin at sundown on September 24th and end after nightfall on September 25th. This is the holiest of all the Jewish holidays.
Please be aware that students and staff members may be absent in order to celebrate. Try to be mindful of quizzes, tests and projects around these times.
Hispanic Heritage Month, is annually celebrated from September 15th-October 15.
We encourage using community partnerships to enrich our student experiences throughout the month. Use the site below to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month!
As always, any suggested resources are not part of a Grand Blanc approved curriculum; rather, they are tools to inform and encourage curiosity.
Sonya James, Ed.S
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director
Check out what our team is doing!
- Training and supporting Building Equity Team Leaders
- Creating Organizational Cultural Assessments and Action Plans
- Communicating important holiday/seasonal information