Friendship Clubs are school sanctioned inclusion programs that promote friendship and acceptance for students with special needs and their general education peers.
Inclusion & Belonging
My son wakes up extra early for school so he can be first in line. Erika U., HollyGlen Elementary parent
The Wiseburn Unified School District is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, staff, and families. The district recognizes that diversity is one of its greatest strengths, and that every individual brings unique experiences, perspectives, and talents to the community.
Wiseburn aims to provide a safe and supportive environment where everyone can thrive and feel a sense of belonging. This includes promoting equity and respect for all, celebrating differences, and fostering a culture of empathy and understanding. By prioritizing inclusion, WUSD creates a community where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered to succeed.
Developing an inclusive and belonging environment among students is crucial because it helps students feel valued, respected, and supported in their learning environment. When students feel like they belong and are included, they are more likely to participate, engage, and thrive academically and socially.
Inclusive environments also promote diversity and encourage students to learn about and appreciate different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. By prioritizing inclusion and belonging, Wiseburn Unified School District creates a positive and welcoming environment that benefits all students.
Wiseburn Unified School District prides itself on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students. We recognize that every student is unique and we celebrate these differences to foster a sense of community and belonging.
One of the ways the district achieves this is through small class sizes that allow every child to feel known and valued. The friendly and positive school climate also contributes to a nurturing and supportive environment where students can thrive. With a focus on championing each student's strengths and abilities, Wiseburn USD is a place where everyone is someone special, and students feel known and celebrated.
Following a multiyear, community-led process, the WUSD Board of Trustees has reached a decision regarding the new names for our four TK-8 schools. We are thrilled to announce the new names for the schools effective July 1.
WUSD leadership is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging among all members of the community. We believe that everyone has a valuable contribution to make and deserve to feel valued and respected. To achieve this, Wiseburn USD leadership encourages open communication, active listening, and collaboration among all stakeholders.
WUSD provides professional development opportunities that promote cultural competence and sensitivity. In addition, we actively seek out and incorporate diverse perspectives and ideas into decision-making processes. By creating a welcoming and supportive environment, WUSD ensures that everyone feels like they belong and can thrive.
In March 2023, District Coordinator of DEI and Compliance Dr. Monique Ingram and WUSD teachers launched a collaborative initiative that aims to enhance classroom diversity and equity through literature, focusing on sharing, exploring, and applying these core concepts.