Dear Schodack Families,
I know we are all still shaken by Thursday’s events as we head into the weekend. While the mood in the buildings was perhaps a little quieter than usual today, our schools were still open and our students still showed up. It was very heartening for me and all of the faculty/staff to see them in the halls and classrooms. Thank you all again for your patience and understanding as we navigated a complex and frightening situation yesterday.
I have no doubt you have already been asked many questions about what happened. As your students continue processing their feelings on these events they may want to discuss them further with you in the coming days. Today our school psychologist and counseling staff compiled some resources that may help guide those conversations should they occur. Links to these are available below.
Talking To Kids About Fear And Violence
How Talk Your Children Following School Threat
Supporting Students, Staff, Families, and Communities Impacted by Violence
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Families and Educators
Talking With Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Jason M. Chevrier
Superintendent of Schools
Schodack Central School District