FROM DCPS LANGUAGE ACCESS DIVISION (LAD)
The staff at LAD would like to thank you and your school staff for your many inquiries around the Trump decision to repeal TPS for Salvadoran residents under that status. We stand firmly with the Mayor and Chancellor in support of our linguistically and culturally diverse communities, and stand in opposition to this decision as one that is cruel and unjust. We will continue to work with schools in support of our students and their families. We are including a variety of resources as attachments that can be distributed immediately to families and your school community.
Please note the following attachments and important dates:
- Know Your Rights Flyers (English and Spanish: These provide families with general information around their rights in the case of any interactions with Immigration Agents or Police on the street or in their homes. This is not specific to the TPS decision but rather a general resource.)
- Know Your Rights Townhall Flyer (Saturday, January 20, from 3:00-5:00: This is an event through the Mayor's Office which will inform the community about the implications of the decision. There will also be immigration and community resources available.)
- Workshops available for your school community (If you are interested in hosting a Know Your Rights Workshop or a Mental Health Workshop for families coping with the stress of immigration, reunification, or other pressures, please contact Leidy.Navarro@dc.gov)
- LAD will be holding a series of workshops for school staff (If your school staff is interested in learning more about the recent immigration decisions and the implications for your school community, they may attend one of our workshops.) If teachers are interested, they can contact Rosanna.firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration via whetstone is pending but not live yet
Wednesday, January 31, 4:00-5:30 @ Roosevelt SHS
Thursday, February 1, 4:00-5:30 @ CHEC (Auditorium)
Mayor Bowser's Statements in English and Spanish about the President's decision to revoke TPS:
In your communication with families, please continue to emphasize that our schools are and will continue to be safe spaces for ALL our students and families regardless of their immigration status. DCPS will continue working arduously to identify resources to support students and families experiencing hardship as a result of the recent TPS decision.