Dear WHSD Families,
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news from Texas. It is difficult to comprehend such a devastating event. No doubt there will be extensive coverage of this on the news and much discussion about it in our community in the coming days.
When violence like this occurs, people have different reactions that can include shock, sadness, fear, and anger. Emotions may rise and fall throughout the days and the weeks to come. It is important that we extend grace and patience to others and to ourselves as our community processes this tragedy.
Obviously, our top priority is the well-being of each of our students. School counselors and support staff are available in each of our buildings to talk with any student in need of support. If your child or you sees or hears of something that is a concern, please say something. There are multiple ways to reach out.
- Let a trusted adult at school know.
- Make a report through the Safe Oregon tip line.
- If you believe there is an immediate or imminent threat to safety, please notify law enforcement.
Additionally, here are several helpful resources for families and students:
- How to speak with your child about violence (English)
- Cómo hablar con tu hijo sobre la violencia (Spanish)
- Resources for Dealing With Tragedy
Take care of yourselves and each other as we keep the community of Uvalde, Texas in our thoughts.
Tom Rogozinski, WHSD Superintendent