Today, during Gathering (a time for the Middle School community to connect), students explored the the National Anthem Protests by NFL players. They were presented with video clips from the different sides in the current debate in a sensitive and developmentally appropriate way that encouraged the students and faculty to lean into a potentially difficult, and uncomfortable conversation.
Last week, Redwood Day participated in Ally week, a national youth-led effort encouraging students to be allies with the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) members of their community in standing against bullying, harassment and name-calling.
We’re excited to launch the first year of our strategic plan, the roadmap for Redwood Day’s next five years. Our Next Reach is a bold plan that outlines our goals to continue offering an exceptional education for all students. The plan is divided into three main categories: Program, People, and Finance and Facilities.
Redwood Day’s Extended Care (X-Care) program is led by Meredith Spencer and available to all students K-8 (and used by over 200 students daily!). It is thoughtfully tailored to the age groups and interests of enrolled students. The Kindergarten X-Care program is designed just for our youngest students, meeting their developmental stages, and keeping them engaged and feeling well cared for through the late afternoon.
Earlier this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) federal program will be ending. This action has upended life for nearly 800,000 young people, known as “Dreamers,” who have participated in the program since its inception five years ago. A provision to allow Congress six months to develop an alternative solution creates some level of hope.