Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we enter the long weekend, we would like to give you an update on the Instagram incident that took place earlier this week.
The police have and will continue to be present at Elementary-Middle School in the morning as students arrive. They will also periodically stop in all schools throughout the day to interact with staff and students.
District Staff are increasing their presence in the hallways and entryways, especially during arrival and dismissal.
The District is in the process of organizing a community safety committee and have been in contact with Champlain Valley Instructional Services to help with this process. The goal is to have the first meeting some time next week, or early the following week. We have had several parents and community members already volunteer for this committee. We will be looking at our facilities, communication procedures, and school safety plans.
The police are continuing their investigation and are following all leads. The Social Media branch in Raybrook is working with our local police on identifying potential suspects. The Chief of Police wanted us to continue to remind everyone that there is no credible threat.
Finally, we are working on a plan to help students who are experiencing anxiety over their safety and will implement that when we come back from the long weekend.
Dr. John C. McDonald, Jr.