Important Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am reaching out to address a concerning issue that has recently come to my attention.  Recently there have been instances of students making racist comments directed towards their peers of color or those from different ethnic backgrounds within our school community.

As educators and members of a diverse society, we hold a fundamental responsibility to ensure that our school environment remains inclusive, safe, and respectful for all students. Any form of discrimination, prejudice, or racism is entirely unacceptable and goes against the core values we strive to uphold.

We must acknowledge that these incidents not only impact the targeted individuals directly but also have broader implications for our entire school community. They create an atmosphere of fear, division, and exclusion, which hinders the learning and personal growth of all students.

As a school, we are taking immediate steps to address these issues. Our faculty and staff are engaging in discussions about fostering a culture of empathy, respect, and understanding. We are reinforcing our commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through ongoing dialogue with students.

Furthermore, we are implementing disciplinary measures following our school's student handbook to address the behavior of those involved in making racist comments. We firmly believe that accountability is essential in promoting positive behavioral change and creating a school environment where every student feels valued and respected.

I urge you to take this opportunity to discuss the importance of respect, empathy, and inclusivity with your children at home. Emphasizing these values not only strengthens our school community but also prepares our students to navigate the complexities of the world with compassion and understanding.

If your child has been directly affected by these incidents or if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our school counselors or administration. We are here to support you and your child through any challenges they may face.

Together, as a united school community, we can work towards creating a more equitable and inclusive environment where every student feels empowered to thrive. Thank you for your partnership in this important matter.


Ashley Markham- Jr/Sr High Principal