Monday will be the first school day since the news broke on Friday about the school shooting massacre in Connecticut. It will also be the first time most students will be in class since learning about the attacks.
Over the weekend, the Tredyffrin Easttown School District issued the following special statement about the shooting and special services that will be avialble to students on Monday.
Special Statement Regarding Tragedy in Connecticut
The Tredyffrin/Easttown School District expresses its sorrow for all those affected by Friday's tragedy in Connecticut. The TESD community continues its commitment to student safety and our students’ needs. The District’s schools will implement its response plan to this national tragedy. On Monday, counselors will be available to students should they have needs in processing the events of this tragedy.
The National Mental Health Association has a number of suggestions and Quick Tips for Parents on how to talk to children about tragic events. These suggestions can be found by using the link below. It is important to reassure children that the adults in their lives are doing all they can to make their environment safe for them.
Such tragic events strike the core of the entire community, and the T/E School District will continue to support our students.
National Mental Health Association: Helping Children Cope with Tragedy Related Anxiety