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Inclusion & Diversity

WHAT IS INCLUSION & DIVERSITY ?

WHAT IS INCLUSION & DIVERSITY ?

The Cal High community recognizes diversity values differences and similarities among people through its actions and accountability.  These characteristics include age, ethnicity, gender, language and culture, and socioeconomic status, among many different things.
 
When PTSAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based on their knowledge, they genuinely represent their communities.  When PTAs represent their communities, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.
 
As stated by California State PTAs:  Inclusion is a commitment to involve the entire school community in planning, as well as enjoying, PTSA programs and activities.  Bringing in many different views is the key to building a robust and meaningful PTSA in our community.  Members come with their own views, experiences, cultural heritage and traditions, skills and abilities, values, and preferences.  California's public schools are a rich weave of these diverse threads, and their PTSAs must be as well.
 
  • Recognize that the involvement of diverse populations enriches PTSA activities and enhances the well-being of all children and youth.
  • Listen to all voices so that your PTSA can be an effective voice for ALL children.
  • Celebrate diversity.  Break down barriers that discourage people or minimize their involvement.
  • Include in your active membership a representation of all ethnic, cultural, religious, economic, and social groups in the community.
  • Ask:  Are there largely underrepresented groups of your student population missing from your PTSA active membership?  Is there enough representation from all groups to give an understanding needed to be advocates for all children?  Does your PTSA seek a diverse membership?
 
 

CH PTSA Inclusion and Diversity Events

organized in collaboration with the ASB, the InD chair of the Council of PTAs and/or our other 3 HS in the district.

 
Hello Week: 19-23 September 2022
Celebrate the importance of trusted adults and Upstanders in our community
Homecoming Parade: 7 October 2022
Welcoming back former students and community members and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Calfornia High School. 
Red Ribbon Week : 23-31 October 2022
The Red Ribbon Campaign is the largest drug-abuse prevention campaign in the United States.
Thrive week: 12-15 December 2022
A weeklong series of events to build positive mental health on campus.
Words Matter/Cal Cares week: 13-17 February 2023
Celebrate the power of words and the need to support, include and pave a path towards equity for all students, staff, families, and community members.
Say Something week: 12-17 March 2023
Celebrate student upstanders who "Say Something" to trusted adults when noticing warning signs and threats of potential violence- the Sandy Hook Promise.
Thrive Week: 22-25 May 2023
A weeklong series of events to build positive mental health on campus.
Grad Night 2023: 2 June 2023
 
The sober and spectacular celebration of the 2023 Seniors. 
 

We work to make Cal High a more inclusive campus community!