Equity & Inclusion in Farmington Public Schools

Welcome to the Farmington Public Schools!

We are very happy to have you join our learning community. Our schools are places where families, children, and young adults feel connected to a community that celebrates diversity as we work together to achieve our goals.

This website is designed to help you find information and resources that relate to our ongoing efforts to create an inclusive culture of respect, belonging and high expectations in every school.

FPS Community Council on Equity and Inclusion: As a next step in the district’s focus on anti-racism, social justice and equity, we will be establishing a district-wide Community Council on Equity and Inclusion for the fall of 2020. The council will include students, parents, and faculty representatives, as well as outside experts, to engage in an ongoing dialogue about dismantling systemic racism and working toward school communities with inclusion, social justice and equity goals at the center of school improvement work. Each school has an established equity-focused team, and these groups will now work in partnership with the district-level Community Council.


FEATURED POSTER

We are proud to announce that the "Don't box me in with your stereotypes!" poster which was submitted by the IAR Diversity Club is a fall 2020 winner! This poster contest sponsored by US vs. Hate with Teaching Tolerance, which is about embracing inclusion and justice for all in our diverse schools and society. The IAR Diversity Club has been using lessons from US vs. Hate and its partners to promote discussions and restorative circles in which students examine their peers. This poster was created as part of a series of activities building up to a Diversity Day which we focused on fighting stereotypes. The poster submitted was used as an "advertisement" in anticipation of the day and featured in the activity at the gender stereotype booth.



FEATURED EVENT

Open Choice Back to School Meet and Greet

Family School Liaisons along with other members of the Farmington team, including teachers and administrators, from our elementary, middle and high schools, gathered to meet students for a back to school event. Whether new or returning students, this event was a great opportunity to get to know one another and celebrate the upcoming year.




FEATURED READ


Socially- Constructed Learning

A Report of Findings and Recommendations

Relationships matter. Farmington Public Schools are committed to preparing young people to thrive as contributors and citizens of a rapidly changing global society. We recognize a need to be more intentional and explicit about developing out students' capacity to understand and manage their emotions while engaging with diverse peers in a student-centered learning environment.


Social and emotional learning helps students...

  • Develop positive strategies to regulate their emotions
  • Set and achieve personal goals
  • Feel and show empathy for others
  • Establish and maintain healthy relationships
  • Participate productively in collaborative settings
  • Make responsible decisions


FEATURED READ

Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day, have the chance to say something: with our actions, our words, and our voices. Perfect for kid activists everywhere, this timely story reminds readers of the undeniable importance and power of their voice. There are so many ways to tell the world who you are... what your are thinking... what you believe... and how you'll make it better. The time is now: SAY SOMETHING!

Equity matters. We recognize that students come to us with diverse experiences, interests, strengths, and needs. It is therefore essential that all students have access to challenging and personally meaningful curriculum and instruction. Teachers, administrators and staff are committed to the pursuit of excellence for all students, meeting them where they are, and providing resources, flexible pathways, and targeted support to remove barriers to opportunity. We believe that equity is a fundamental value of a high quality education and that diversity is an asset to our school community.



Family Support Liaison LocationEmail address
Jamella AbrahamsEast Farms Schoolabrahamsj@fpsct.org
Kristin AlvarezWest Woods Upper Elementary Schoolalvarezk@fpsct.org
Darlene BeckertUnion Schoolbeckertd@fpsct.org
Carolyn FinkWest District Schoolfinkc@fpsct.org
Lea MarcelloWest Woods Upper Elementary Schoolmarcellol@fpsct.org
Nancy NelsonNoah Wallace Schoolnelsonn@fpsct.org
Melissa RobinsonIrving A. Robbins Middle Schoolrobinsonm@fpsct.org
Chris LoomisFarmington High Schoolloomisc@fpsct.org