School Climate - Sense of Belonging
For students to feel a sense of belonging, they need to feel that they are valued as an individual. Oxnard School District affirms that valuing diversity is an integral part of creating an environment where students feel a sense of belonging. Diversity recognizes the differences between people and includes different factors, such as religion, political orientation, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, and family structure. Cultural diversity in the classroom involves celebrating those differences and creating a culture of inclusion and acceptance among students and the greater school community.