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"You are welcome here" written in multiple languages with a background of the world.


At the February 7th, 2017, School Board meeting, Superintendent Muñoz shared a letter to all students confirming that Rochester Public Schools welcomes students of all backgrounds. The statement was translated into Spanish and Somali and was posted on the District website along with graphics stating “You Are Welcome Here” in 8 languages.The letter for the 2019-2020 can be found below:

To All Our Students:

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year in Rochester Public Schools! Our School District wants to inspire, challenge, and empower you so you can reach your full potential and achieve your goals. No matter where you were born or what language you speak, we welcome you. No matter your skin color, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, economic status, age, ethnicity, culture, or ability, we welcome you.

We will constantly strive to provide a learning environment where you feel physically and emotionally safe, included, and respected. Our wonderful diversity makes ours a better, stronger, school system and community, and we call on everyone in the community to partner with us in supporting you. We’re glad you’re here!

Have a great school year!

School Board ISD#535