SHSD Superintendent gives message to parents about Connecticut school shooting

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The Steilacoom Historical School District sent out the following message on Friday, Dec. 14 from Superintendent Bill Fritz:

As many of you may now be aware, there was a tragic school shooting that occurred earlier today in Newtown, Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students, families and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary. In response to this event, we want to assure parents, guardians and community members that the safety of our students and school communities is always at the forefront of our efforts.

All of our schools are vigilant in their efforts to keep students and staff safe and maintain strong relationships and communications with local law enforcement agencies. We have school emergency plans in place to prepare for a wide variety of crisis incidents. Schools also conduct monthly drills to ensure our procedures are well practiced. As a result of this incident, we do plan to once again review our procedures to ensure that they are current and effective.

In light of today’s tragedy in Connecticut, we would also like to provide the following resource from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

Tips for Talking and Helping Children and Youth Cope after a disaster or Traumatic Event

If you have any questions about how to support your child or about our district’s emergency planning efforts, please feel free to contact your child’s principal or counselor directly or the Steilacoom Historical School District office at 253-983-2200.

Bill Fritz, Superintendent

Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1

 

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