Guiding Principles

East Rochester Guiding Principles: 
Health and Safety: The district will focus on safeguarding the physical and emotional health and safety of students and staff throughout the year. 
Responsiveness to Needs: The District will prioritize the physical safety and social-emotional well-being of our students, staff, and community and provide appropriate support in a culturally responsive manner. 
Continuous High-Quality Instruction: The District will allow equal access for all students to a guaranteed and viable curriculum and fully engage in high-quality, standards-based instruction across in-person and digital platforms to support student growth and achievement.
Educational Equity: The District will recognize the historic institutional inequities that exist and emphasize equity, access and support to all students and communities by embracing differences as strengths to build learning partnerships focused on student success. This includes embracing diverse cultural backgrounds, home languages, differing needs, and socio-economic status. 
Communication: The district will foster regular and frequent two-way communication with partners such as families, educators, and staff that promotes parental involvement and family engagement in a culturally competent manner. The district commits to ongoing assessment of familial needs and will make all attempts possible to support those needs.  
Flexibility: The District will remain fluid in our approach to professional learning in order to adjust or modify plans based on the needs of stakeholders and appropriately diversify opportunities for faculty and staff.