Resources for Addressing the Rise in Antisemitic Incidents
The ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict has resulted in a significant uptick of threats of violence, expressions of bigotry and antisemitism locally and across the nation. These reports have raised anxiety and concerns about safety among students and staff, particularly Jewish students and their families. Students must feel safe in school to learn. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) condemns discrimination of any kind, threats of racist violence and any behavior that threatens the safety of our students, staff and community. Equity and respect are core values of MCPS. We expect students and staff to embrace these values and celebrate the diversity of our community, including our many faiths, traditions and cultures.
If a student experiences or witnesses bullying or harassment, please inform a staff member and complete the bullying and harassment form. We also encourage you to review the MCPS Guidelines for Respecting Religious Diversity (linked below).
- Website: Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Prevention
- Online Bullying Reporting Form
- Printable Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting Form
Guidelines for Respecting Religious Diversity
- Guidelines for Respecting Religious Diversity (English)
Visit this page for the guide in other languages
Additional Resources: Recommended links for educators and parents:
Teaching Materials on Antisemitism and Racism
7 Ways for Parents and Teachers to Stop the Rise of Antisemitism
Recommended links for parents:
How to Talk to Children About Antisemitism
How 10,000 Menorahs Helped a Town Defeat Hate
5 Tips for Talking to Children About Anti-Semitism