FAMILY LETTER from Chancellor Porter- Re: George Floyd Case

Dear TAOTS families, 

Yesterday, April 20, 2021 our Chancellor, Meisha Porter shared the attached letter regarding the verdict of the  George Floyd case.  Kindly take a moment to read our Chancellor’s reflective letter. The letter highlights her feelings and her perspective as a Black woman regarding this incident, systemic racism, continued violence, and inequality that exists in our society.  Despite much sadness, her words are uplifting and offer hope in the belief that our children are the future for a brighter tomorrow.   

At TAOTS  we will continue to focus on creating a welcoming, nurturing, and  loving environment for all children. We want to make sure that each child within our school community feels heard, and that that they are important and they matter. We want all students to feel that their teachers and school community value their past and present experiences, as well as their dreams for the future.  

Appropriate resources have been prepared and shared with elementary, middle, and high schools to help facilitate open conversations and ensure our children have their questions heard. 

At TAOTS, we are committed to give our students a caring environment where they feel safe and where they can thrive.  Through our No Place For Hate initiative, TRIBES Communities, schoolwide assemblies and social emotional philosophy we will continue to create an inclusive environment where all students are treated with respect and kindness.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership. 

Josephine Sportella-Giusto

Founding Principal