PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Respect For All Week

Dear BSI Families,

Respect For All” Week (RFA) is a Department of Education initiative. It begins Monday, February 12th through Thursday, February 15th throughout all New York City Public Schools.  During the week of RFA, we will be offering students opportunities to engage in meaningful lessons and discussions related to respect and diversity.  Students will participate in activities that focus on preventing bias-based harassment, intimidation and bullying.  

Let’s work together to deepen our children’s understanding of the this important initiative.  We encourage you to have meaningful discussions with your children and talk with them about the meaning and importance of respecting each other within our school community and our global community.  

Each day students and staff will participate in different ways during “Respect For All” Week:


MON., Feb. 12 TUES., Feb. 13 WED., Feb. 14 THURS., Feb. 15 FRI., Feb. 16
Shirt Backwards Students and staff wear their shirts backwards to demonstrate that we all watch each other’s backs. BSI T-Shirt or a Blue or Yellow t-shirt all

Students and staff wear their T-Shirts to show that  we are teaming up against bullying.

Wear Red

In the name of friendship, love, belonging and respect-students and staff wear RED.

Wear Orange

Students and staff wear ORANGE to show we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Happy Lunar New Year!

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