Inclusivity at GSLS

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  • Diversity Statement

    Good Shepherd Lutheran School is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable community in which all individuals can participate and contribute to the life of the school.

    All GSLS faculty, staff, administration, board, and school community actively work to gain a deeper understanding of differences and how we respect those differences in our daily lives. The school strives to provide a welcoming environment for all students while continuously improving cultural competence as a school community and beyond campus.

Core Values

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  • Accountability

  • Action

  • Authenticity

  • Awareness

Our Philosophy

At GSLS, we are committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive community and a welcoming and positive culture. GSLS recognizes diversity as inclusive of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, neurodiverse learning styles, age, ability, nationality, immigration status, physical appearance, religion, belief systems, language, and more.

Guiding Principles

GSLS challenges every member of the GSLS community to support and express their active commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion using these guiding principles:
  • All members of the GSLS community are collectively responsible for enabling and institutionalizing diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the school.
  • All members of the GSLS community should consider diversity, equity, and inclusion constructively in all planning, policy, decision-making, procedural, academic, and administrative operations.
  • All members of the GSLS community should refuse to accept any behavior or action that is diversity-intolerant, exclusionary, insensitive, or discriminatory.
  • All members of the GSLS community should promote a campus environment that continuously works toward more significant equity through leveling access to opportunity for all participants, irrespective of experience and identity, which includes but is not limited to the categories listed above.
  • Bias and Discrimination Incident Reporting: Members of the GSLS school staff, students, and families should use the GSLS Bias Incident Reporting Form to report incidents in breach of this GSLS Diversity Statement.