EMERGENCY PLANNING ∙ A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
February 16, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The tragic event that occurred at the high school in Parkland, Florida this week is heartbreaking. As I left my office that evening, I thought about how dearly your children are loved both at home and at school. The care of your children is the most important aspect of our work and we take it very seriously. To this end, I am enclosing an Emergency Planning document that provides A Guide for Parents. It is something I usually send out every year in the spring. However, I would like you to have it now. I will be discussing the Guide at our Board Meeting at 7 PM on Monday, February 26 (in the Stephen L Foster Auditorium) after recognizing our Students of the Month.
I have posted additional information on our website, should you seek resources to help you talk with your child about the Florida school shooting, which dominates the news.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, students, administrators, teachers and staff members at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy family time during our February break and make many happy memories together.
Rosmarie T. Bovino, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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