DSHK is committed to the safeguarding and well-being of each student by putting practices and policies in place that are open, fair, and respectful to our diverse learners, staff, and community. We foster an environment that develops the whole child – physically, socially, mentally and emotionally. We focus on student-centered learning where each student’s strengths and talents are nurtured so that they may reach their full potential. Further, we utilize the CASEL Framework ,which helps us to assess students’ social-emotional areas of strength and areas for support. We believe in working in partnership with families and diverse communities. At DSHK, all children have the right to be seen, to be protected, to be educated, to be treated fairly and to be heard.