Dear Parents & Guardians:
We are greatly saddened by the tragic loss of one of our middle school students on Nov. 19, 2015. Our sincere condolences and thoughts continue to be with the family and friends of the student.
During this time, as the school community processes the tragic loss and copes with the grief, the school division is offering counseling support services to all of our students and staff. Death can be difficult for us to understand, especially when it is sudden. Children may be confronted with a variety of emotions which might include shock, sadness and confusion. If you feel that your children are having difficulty, we encourage you to discuss their thoughts and feelings to help them work through their grief or concerns.
Please also consider monitoring and discussing your children’s communications (social media, phone, e-mails, text messages) to further assess their potential needs. If you feel that your children need to speak to a counselor or other caring adult, please do not hesitate to call our schools and let us know.
Services outside of regular school hours are available through the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board Emergency Services: Call 1-800-639-9668 (8:30 am – 4:30 p.m.)
1-804-693-2673 (after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends).
This is a difficult time for everyone and we are grateful for the outreach and support of our community members, clergy and neighboring school divisions. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, your building principal, or your child’s school counselor.
Nancy B. Welch, Ed.S.