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Our district, Sacramento City Unified School District, just announced – at our school’s library, no less – a major campaign to assist undocumented students and their families.

The district announced it will distribute tens of thousands of “know your rights” cards in multiple languages to all students and will assist in coordinating immigration attorneys and providers of other resources to help these individuals at school sites. District officials also want to reinforce a message that all students are welcome. The district will begin hanging up multi-colored banners and lawn signs at every school site with the message: “Safe Haven: ALL students are welcome”. It will also be running a series of ads and promotional videos on social media to underscore the contributions of undocumented students and families in the community. Parents, teachers and community members will be encouraged to join the campaign by signing pledge cards in support of the Safe Haven effort.

Here are some articles about it:

Sac City Unified Launches Program To Protect Undocumented Students is from Public Radio.

Sacramento City Unified School District launches ‘Safe Haven’ campaign

Sacramento school district introduces ‘sanctuary schools’ campaign

You might also be interested in The Best Practical Resources For Helping Teachers, Students & Families Respond To Immigration Challenges.

Ed Source has published a related useful resource: What it means when a school district declares itself a ‘safe haven’ or ‘sanctuary’: a quick guide.