‘Woke’ School Urges Students to Stop Using Gendered Terms ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’

Instead of “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays,” the 12-page guide instructs students to say “Have a great break!”

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An elite New York City school warns staff, students, and parents to stop using words like “mom” and “dad” because they are inappropriate terms.

Instead, the Grace Church School, which charges $57,000 a year, urges the k-12 “community” to use “grown-ups,” “folks,” “family,” or guardians.

The City Journal reported on a 12-page memo, showing how “woke” ideology is influencing elite education.

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The guide says “traditional family” is an “outdated term,” saying: “we actively try to undo notions of a ‘typical’ or ‘normal’ family structure, each family is unique.”

The memo also warns “sexuality can be fluid along the course of a person’s life,” giving scenarios and instructing them how they should respond.

Within a massive list of phrases not to use, “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” should be replaced with “Have a great break!”

Despite pushback, the school defended the use of the “woke” memo.

“Grace is an Episcopal school. As part of our Episcopal identity, we recognize the dignity and worth common to humanity,” Rev. Robert M. Pennoyer II, the assistant head of school, said in a statement to the City Journal.

He also said the guide comes from “our desire to promote a sense of belonging for all of our students.”

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