• Equity and Student Support

     

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  • Consistent with the District’s Strategic Priority to Reduce Disproportionality, the Department of Equity and Student Support is committed to understand the root causes of disproportionality in CSD; provide input on discipline policies, practices, and culturally relevant pedagogy; engage faculty and staff in cultural awareness and cultural proficiency professional learning activities; and strengthen family and community partnerships. 

     

    The Department also:

    • Provides assistance to students, staff, and families through health services (nurses), evaluation and analysis (school psychologists), and academic support (Title Programs).
    • Delivers prevention and intervention services (school counseling and social work).
    • Addresses the needs of homeless students and families through the McKinney-Vento Act and supports the Decatur Student Center, housed at Decatur High School.
    • Provides high interest, well-managed activities of exceptional quality to all students in City Schools of Decatur.

     

  • Equity & Student Support Quick Links


  • Important Events!


  • Happy Pride Month!

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    Check out the beautiful virtual bookshelves with read-alouds of books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and storylines. (Created by two school librarians from Toronto!)

     

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  • MARTYRDOM OF THE BÁB • Bahá’í

    Thursday, July 9th

    Observance of the anniversary of the execution by a firing squad in Tabríz, Persia, of the 30-year-old Siyyid ‘Alí-Muhammad, the Báb, the prophet-herald of the Bahá’í Faith.

     

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  • AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) DAY

    Sunday, July 26th

    Commemorates the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

     

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  • TISHA B’AV • Jewish

    Thursday, July 30th

    Mourning of the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem in 586 BCE and 70 CE.

     

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  • EID AL-ADHA • Islamic

    July 31st - Aug. 1st

    Commemoration of Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience of a command from God. Marks the end of the annual Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) which had to be limited this year due to COVID-19.

     

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  • School-Based Activities Suspended Due to Covid-19

    Due to District efforts to navigate the challenges connected to Covid 19, all upcoming school-based equity activities will be suspended until further notice.

     

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  • College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center - Spanish Immersion Summer Camp

    Escuelita de Lita is good old-fashioned fun. Students learn Spanish language & culture through thematic lessons, play, exploration, and community building. Activities include arts & crafts, stories, drama, music, dance, indoor and outdoor games, and book browsing- all in Spanish! Escuelita de Lita features daily CAPOEIRA CLASSES! This program is open to students of all Spanish levels, ages 4+ to 11.

    Sessions will be held the weeks of June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26 and the weeks of July 6-10 & July 13-17 at 701 W. Howard Ave, Decatur 30030. For more information go to https://www.escuelitadelita.com

     

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  • Past Equity and Student Support Events

    For information about our past Equity and Student Support events and activities, please visit https://www.csdecatur.net/Page/4155.

     

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