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Letter to Families ~ June 2, 2020
June 2, 2020 Dear Prosper Families,
The most recent events in our nation are disheartening, despicable, and extremely frightening. Prosper ISD believes in each of our students and staff. We are seeing the outcry of grief and anger as our neighbors and families gather to speak out to injustice.
Collectively we are struggling as a community to understand why such unjustified acts of violence occur. It is undoubtedly weighing heavily on our students, our families, and our staff. We know that some of our students and families are experiencing repeated, ongoing trauma as a result of the events of the pandemic in the last few months, the events this week, and from similar incidents across the country.
As a safe and supportive school community, we value everyone and believe that our differences make us stronger and more resilient. Let us stand in solidarity against any and all acts of racism, disrespect, and mistreatment of people in all forms.
With our students and staff out for the summer, we want to give our families some resources to access for ongoing conversations. We, as a people, must stand up against racism when we see it. There is a collection of resources called Teaching Tolerance that can guide conversations around bias, systemic racism, and acceptance of others. Our commitment to equity through the work of our safe and supportive schools will continue to guide us to turn anger and passion into action.
Let our love for one another and our solidarity define us. Together, let’s continue to work for a more humane, safer, and civil society. #WeAreProsper #WeAreOne
Please take care of each other.
Superintendent of Schools
PROSPER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
605 East Seventh Street • Prosper, TX 75078
Phone: 469-219-2000 • Email: email@example.com