• TIDE is the collaborative work of Folsom Hills Elementary parents and teachers dedicated to increasing the depth of understanding surrounding identity, race, culture, and community. We are committed to promoting tolerance, acceptance, and inclusion in our school within the framework of PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support).

    To do so, throughout the year we will highlight various communities, heritage days, and holidays with books, hands-on projects, and teaching resources. In the 2023-2024 school year, we will highlight:

    -       International Day of Sign Languages—September 23

    -       Diwali, Festival of Lights—November 12

    -       Black History Month—February

    -       Women’s History Month—March

    We hope that this program will lead to productive discussions with our peers and our children, and increase empathy, understanding, and a sense of community on our campus.

    Follow along with the program here and on Instagram (@folsomhillsfoxes) and Facebook. We’ll share our classroom displays as well as reading lists and printables for you to continue the learning at home.

February TIDE feature: Black History Month

  • Thanks to Mrs. Johnson's class for sponsoring our TIDE feature this month! The students learned about how Black figures—Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Ella Baker, and more—peacefully advocated for racial equality, and the role that their marches played on the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. Students then made their own march posters standing up for the themes of kindness, unity, equality, and peace.

November TIDE feature: Diwali

  • Diwali resources: learn about the most important holiday in India; book lists; coloring page downloads; craft projects; and more.

    Thank you to Ms. Ross's classroom for sponsoring our TIDE display this month! The students created lanterns to honor the Diwali principle of inner light.


September TIDE feature: International Day of Sign Languages

  • IDSL resources: learn about ASL from a deaf person; book lists; coloring page downloads; and more.

    Thank you to Ms. Krewson's classroom for sponsoring our TIDE display this month! The students learned about the ASL alphabet to finger spell "We are the Folsom Hills Foxes".