The Tragedy in Texas
25 May 2022

The Tragedy in Texas

Good Morning,

Once again we are faced with unspeakable tragedy.  As I walked into our building today, I was overcome with emotion thinking about the families that are waking up without their children this morning. There are no words to describe our sadness and anger at yesterday's events.

At school today we will be following our regular routines and procedures and will not be initiating conversations with children about yesterday's tragedy.  If students bring it up, our educators are prepared to address what occurred in a thoughtful and developmentally appropriate manner.  Our Mental Health team has shared resources with our staff, and will be available to speak with students who may need additional support.  Below you will find a resource that may be useful to you when talking with your children at home.

I am grateful every day to be working with such an amazing group of educators, students, and families. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need us; we are all  here to support each other.

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With warmth and sadness,

Heidi