It’s time for a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

GIF of Derek Jeter's Son Tipping a Cap with the word "Respect" printed on it

From February 5–11, 2021, New York City public schools across the five boroughs are celebrating Respect for All (RFA) Week, the DOE’s annual, weeklong call to action for City schools to build, promote, and maintain safe and inclusionary school communities and environments on behalf of all students, staff, and community members.

Throughout RFA Week, schools across the five boroughs are encouraging their communities to respect diversity and prevent bullying, intimidation, and bias-based harassment through events and activities aimed at teaching social responsibility and violence awareness. Kicking off with No One Eats Alone Day on February 5, each day of RFA Week highlights different topics for discussion and activities, including:

  • Celebrating Kindness/Be an Ally
  • Anti-bullying/Cyberbullying
  • Respect for Diversity, Religious Acceptance, and Racial Diversity
  • Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and LGBTQ Pride

For more information about RFA Week, please visit our Respect for All webpage, and follow #RespectForAll on social media to see how City schools are celebrating all week long. And be sure to tag us at @NYCSchools for any photos or videos of RFA Week activities happening at your school!

On behalf of the NYC DOE, we wish all of our school communities a constructive and joyful week!

Banner that Says "Respect for All Week February 5–11, 2021"

What’s YOUR school doing for Respect for All Week? Join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using #RespectForAll, and tag us @NYCSchools to let us know about your school’s RFA Week activities!

The Morning Bell

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