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Monday, 29 July 2019 15:58

Celebrating Diverse Weber

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Restorative Practices

Latinos In Action (LIA)

Title VI

Immigrant/Migrant/Refugee Education



Highlighting schools in Weber School District working towards Equity, Justice, and Inclusion.

Valley View Elementary School

Riverdale Elementary School

Schoolwide assembly for students on "See Something. Do Something." Assembly was led by Bonneville High School studentbody officers, with performance by the Bonneville High School Drumline. 

 Riverdale ELementary "See something, do something" assemblyRiverdale Elementary "See something, do something" assembly #2Riverdale Elementary "See something, do something" assembly #2


Orion Junior High School

Latinos In Action Parent Night

Monday, 29 July 2019 15:58

Culturally Responsive Teaching

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Planting Seeds of Equity

Planting Seeds of Equity

Change is a continuous process. You cannot assess it with the static yardstick of a limited time frame. When a seed is sown into the ground, you cannot immediately see the plant. You have to be patient. With time, it grows into a large tree. And then the flowers bloom, and only then can the fruits be plucked. - Mamata Banerjee

Culturally Responsive Teaching 

Culturally Responsive Teaching is teaching and leading in such a way that more of your students, across more of their differencing, achieve at a high level and engage at a deeper level. It is knowing and understanding your students.

Cultural Competence 

Cultural Competence is the will and ability to form authentic and effective relationships across differences. 



The 7 principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching - .pdf document  - Gary Howard 

  1. Students are affirmed in their cultural connections
  2. Teachers are personally inviting 
  3. The classroom is physically and culturally inviting 
  4. Students are reinforced for academic development
  5. Instructional changes are made to accommodate differences
  6. The classroom is managed with a firm, consistent, loving control
  7. Interactions stress collectivity as well as individuality


Culture Responsive Teaching & The Brain - website

Culturally responsive pedagogy can be a game-changer in a school’s pursuit of educational equity. There are misconceptions about what culturally responsive pedagogy is and how it works. CRT is more than just a set of multicultural activities, social justice lessons, or kinesthetic learning strategies. It is so much more. Check out the resources at this site.


Teaching Tolerance - website 

Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.


Monday, 29 July 2019 15:57

Community Events

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Hispanic Heritage Month - September/October

Bullying Prevention Month - October

Unity Day - October 20, 2021

LGBT History Month - October

National American Indian Heritage Month - November

International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27

American History Month - February

Black History Month - Feburary

Greek-American Heritage Month - March

Gender Equality Month - March

National Women's History Month - March

World Autism Awareness Day - April 2

National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - May

Jewish American Heritage Month - May

LGBT Pride Month - June


Community Connections



It is the responsibility of Weber School District (WSD) to identify any child who is a resident of WSD who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability. Children eligible for Section 504 accommodations or services include those children who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.

If you suspect your child has a disability and does not qualify special education services,
please contact your child’s teacher, or call the District’s Student Services Coordinators at 801-476-7811 to ask about 504 accommodations or for additional information. 


Resources for parents:

Section 504 Parent Guide of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [ENGLISH]
Section 504 Parent Guide of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [SPANISH]
Section 504 Parent & Student Rights and Safeguards [ENGLISH]
Section 504 Parent & Student Rights and Safeguards [SPANISH]
Section 504 Complaint Form
Section 504 Letter to Health Care Professionals
Section 504 Consent for Evaluation Form
Sección 504 Formulario De Consentimiento Para Evaluación

Transition Timeline - For Students in Grades 9-12 Transitioning from High School to College
[SPANISH] Transicón Cronograma - For Students in Grades 9-12 Transitioning from High School to College 
Post-Seconday 504 Accommodation Plans


Resources for school administrators:

Section 504 Consent for Evaluation Form [ENGLISH]
Section 504 Consent for Evaluation Form [SPANISH]
Section 504 Eligibility and Planning Worksheet
Section 504 Teacher Input Form
Dear Colleague Letter
A Parent Guide to Section 504 - Tri-fold Brochure [ENGLISH]
A Parent Guide to Section 504 - Tri-fold Brochure [SPANISH]


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504 VS. IEP

Don't ask which plan is better? What plan should I get? Instead, ask which plan is my student eligible for?

Similarities (Both Plans) 

  • Support students with disabilities
  • Require a proper evaluation for eligibility
  • Require a proper team to make decisions
  • Are available in public schools
  • Are provided at no additional cost to parents
  • Allow for parent or teacher to refer


Law 504 from the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, in conjunction with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (amended in 2009) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (amended in 2004)
Purpose Provides equal access, non-discrimination, and accomodations in the learning environment. Provides an individualized education plan for students who require specialized instruction to progress.
Eligibility Must have a disability that "substantially limits a major life activity" and requires accommodation. Must have a disability that adversely impacts learning and requires "specialized instruction" to make progress. Must fit within one of 13 eligibility categories.
The Plan Accommodations to ensure equal access in the learning environment. Includes accommodations and/or modifications, goals, services and times, and other supports.
Team Persons knowledgeable about the student, evaluation, and programs. Parent, regular ed. teacher, administrator, student (if old enough), and other professionals as appropriate.
Review Plan and eligibility reviewed "periodically". Also when a major change of service is requested. Plan reviewed annually. Eligibility reviewed every three years.





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