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Letter to Parents from the Superintendent of Schools

Many of you will be aware that youth activists around the globe have been taking part in a movement to address the global climate crisis. Inspired by a 16-year old activist from Sweden named Greta Thunberg, rallies referred to as Global Climate Strikes have been planned around the world to coincide with the United Nations Climate Action Summit this week in New York City. Advocates around the planet are asking for people to participate in rallies on Friday, September 27, and many students have indicated that they would like to attend the rally in Vancouver, which will occur during the school day.

Please note, Friday September 27 will be a regular school day in all Richmond schools. If parents or families choose to participate in climate strike activites on this day, they accept responsibility and understand that this activity is not part of a school or district sanctioned or supervised event or activity. 

Please read the attached letter from Scott Robinson, Richmond Superintendent of Schools clarifying these expectations. The letter is available in English and Chinese.