Greetings Roosevelt High School Community,
Our hearts are filled with grief while our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the victims, families, school staff and the entire Newtown, Connecticut community as we learn about the unimaginable horror of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, December 14th. As educators, we spend our careers protecting children and Friday’s violence is so heartbreaking.
This is a time of intense sorrow and anxiety for all school communities, and we feel it is important to share with you that Roosevelt High School does have safety procedures and protocols in place. Please know that our top priority in the Roosevelt Union Free School District is student and staff safety. We also have trained staff to care for our students in coping with the grief and shock that come with learning about tragic events like the shootings in Connecticut.
As a School, we have worked closely with local law enforcement to implement safety and security measures to ensure that our school provides a safe learning environment for all children. Our staffs are trained on safety policies and procedures. We are spending time working to ensure we are adhering to established safety protocols, enforcing that safety procedures are being followed.
As the situation in Connecticut continues to unfold, please know that Roosevelt High School is ready to support students with concerns or fears while they are at school. If your students are having issues dealing with the Connecticut situation, please have him/her visit with their school administrator. School administrators have access to trained mental health professionals and resources that can support students through this emotional event.
Dr. Stephen Strachan