Inclusivity

  • Inclusivity (Inclusion + Diversity) is taking diversity and inclusion and turning this into action by creating a school environment of engagement, respect and connection - where ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are tied together in a caring environment.

    Diversity
      means all the ways we differ. Anything that makes us unique is part of this definition of diversity.

    Inclusion  means bringing together; making someone a part of something bigger and embracing diversity in a beneficial way.Inclusivity logo

Inclusivity at PCSD

  • Library Audit

    For the past two years, our K-12 librarians have conducted a “Diversity Audit” of their collections. The librarians began their work during the 2017-18 school year, working with Dr. Tokeya Graham, an English/Philosophy professor at MCC, who specializes in diversity...

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  • Inclusivity Professional Development

    Under the large umbrella of inclusivity, we will be offering our staff the opportunity to deepen their learning and expand their skill sets relative to several areas. Our line-up of summer workshops in this area will include the following...

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  • Israeli student writing to Pittsford student Cross Cultural Program

    Pittsford and Israeli students write messages to each other as part of a cross cultural program.

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  • Families at the English Language Learners’ Family Welcome Night Family Welcome Events

    Families of students who are English language learners have the opportunity to meet each other and learn about some of the resources available to them in the PCSD schools and community.

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  • Link Crew activity One and All Link Crew

    Link Crew Leaders teach two classroom lessons to all English 9 classes. The first lesson is called "Why Limit Yourself" and focuses on the importance of seeking excellence and being open to new ideas and approaches. The second lesson is based around the theme of "Creating Community" by building strong relationships.

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  • Students in Roc 2 Change Activity

    ROC2Change

    PCSD students join other schools in Monroe County schools, both public and private, to engage in facilitated dialogue with peers related to race, racism, privilege, internalized racism, non-racist, and anti-racist. They are working together to develop plans to be the change.

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  • Students participating in ROC kids connect ROCKids Connect

    ROCKids Connect is a program initiated by a PCSD parent that aims to enrich the lives of city and suburban youth through a student exchange program. Students from both communities meet, learn from, and play with each other. 

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  • TIES student smiling TIES

    Together Including Every Student (TIES) is a Pittsford Central School District program that promotes belonging and participation for young people with special needs in extracurricular and community activities. Trained high school and middle school student volunteers provide the individualized support needed by TIES participants in a spirit of fun and learning. TIES Best Buddies program is dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of people with intellectual or development disabilities (IDD).

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  • Unified Basketball Players High Five Unified Sports

    Unified Sports is an initiative that brings students with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team to compete. Pittsford Schools is one of the first in New York State to offer Unified Sports. Basketball was selected to start the program.

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  • Cover of book Wonder Students Read Wonder

    All Barker Road students read the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio about a 10 year old boy with facial anomalies and how his shift from home schooling to public school change him and those around him.

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Inclusivity Advisory Committee

ROC2Change Keynote Presentation – Fall 2019

ROC2Change Student Summit on Race Keynote Presentation featuring Serve2Unite Co-Founders Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis.