Today, a post was uploaded to our Facebook page that has since been deleted. The post was a picture of three kids standing next to the snowman they had created during recess. The post stated, “ This snowman is just as diverse as our students.” The word “diverse” was used to describe how every kid can make a snowman differently and this variety of creativity should be celebrated. When it was commented that this post could be interpreted about race the post was taken down.
We want to apologize and reiterate it was never intended to be hurtful. We are sincerely sorry.
We know screen shots of the post are circulating on social media and ask that the privacy of the families be respected. The district knows its responsibility for this and that is one reason we will use this as an opportunity to review our social media policies and procedures and continue our commitment to providing a learning environment where every person feels that they belong.