News‎ > ‎

Connecticut Shooting

posted Dec 14, 2012, 2:17 PM by Lee Drever   [ updated Dec 14, 2012, 2:25 PM ]
A Message from the Principal: 

Dear Parent / Guardian 

We are all horrified and affected by the school shooting in Connecticut today and I know after the shock, our thoughts turn to our own schools and our own students/children. It is understandable that there will be some anxiety about this incident. 
 
While the potential for such an incident taking place in our schools is very low, in response to the incident our school staff has reviewed our School Safety Alert system processes and ensured we are all up-to-date and vigilant. 

Staff members have been asked to watch for student reaction and to privately offer support if needed. 

As a parent/guardian, you too can help your child. It is important that you are very careful to protect preschool and elementary-aged children from exposure to news media images and stories regarding the school shooting, as well as avoid overexposure generally. Also listen and watch for signs your child may need more support. 

Please feel free to contact the school if you think a counselor can assist, or if you have any questions or concerns. 

See link for more information on grief strategies for parents: https://www.surreyschools.ca/ParentServices/ParentInfoBrochures/Documents/Grief-StratsforChildren-English.pdf 


Sincerely, 

Joanne Berka 
Principal 
________________________________ 

Doug Strachan 
Manager, Communication Services 
Comments