Latin American Heritage Month September 15 – October 15

Blue background with red and yellow lettering that states Latin American Heritage Month Also Known as Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, Olympia School District will honor Hispanic and Latin American students and families as a part of Latin American Heritage Month (also known as Hispanic Heritage Month).

Olympia School District acknowledges that there are many identities held by these families (e.g., Hispanic, Chicano, Latinx, Mexican-American, Afro-Latino, etc.) Latin American was designated by staff as an overarching term that is distanced from the colonization ties to Spanish history.

OSD celebrates diversity and we will be demonstrating this in our schools all month long. Our goal is to amplify the voices of our multicultural and multilingual families by sharing their stories, their history and their achievements. We invite you to celebrate alongside us in uplifting members of our community that historically have been discriminated against and excluded.

We are here to support all of our families; if you and your family are in need, please reach out to your school to be connected with resources and individualized assistance.

The Teaching & Learning Team will be providing more resources throughout the month for the school district to collectively celebrate Latin American Heritage Month.