High School For Health Professions & Human Services

RESPECT FOR ALL WEEK

New York City has designated February 9th – 12th as Respect for All Week.

As part of Respect for All Week, HPHS would like to formally recognize students who are acting in accordance with DASA in their everyday lives. The following are some examples of observations you might make in your classroom or in the halls that would deserve recognition. Does your student:

  •      consistently interact with other students and staff in a positive, respectful way?
  •      avoid using language that is offensive to others on the basis of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex?
  •      avoid qualifying language that reinforces stereotypes?
  •      defend others on the basis of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex?
  •      try to listen with an open mind to all peers, even when they may not understand the other perspectives or agree with what others are saying?
  •      strive to avoid actions that might be offensive to members of other groups?
  •      support targets of bullying by confronting and defending the targets, whether they know them or not?
  •      support targets of bullying by confronting and defending the targets, whether they know them or not?
  •      report to you about sensitive topics such as bullying or harassment?
  •      embrace classroom methods such as cooperative learning, role-playing, and small group discussions to help accommodate the diverse learning styles of other students?
  •      independently read books or articles or watch documentaries that increase their understanding of the particular hopes, needs, and concerns of members of groups other than their own?
Once you identify a student for recognition as a Respect for All-Star, they will have their name read during the announcements and a star with their name on it will be placed on the Respect for All-Star Galaxy bulletin board on the second floor across from the Deans Office.

Please send all student names to Mr. Hoffman or Ms. Kaplan as soon as you have them!

If you would like additional information or resources about Respect for All Week, you can visit http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/OSYD/RespectForAllWeek/default.htm