Dear families, many families in our school community are experiencing a high level of stress for a variety of reasons: concerns about the health of their loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic; challenges related to the unanticipated demands of distance learning; and, most recently, the devastating news about the death of Mr. George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. Our families of color may be hurting most deeply due to the disproportionately negative impacts for people of color in all the areas identified above.
For as long as schools have existed, they have been critical sources of support for children and families during distressing times. We’re here for you now, too, if you or your child need support in dealing with challenges facing your family.
If you or your child needs support, please reach out to their grade level counselor. Their contact information is below.
- 6th Grade Students
- 7th Grade Students
- 8th Grade Students
Here are some things we know in our district. One of our district's core values includes language around treating individuals “respectfully and equitably.” Racial equity work is deeply embedded in our strategic plan. We strive every day to achieve what we have declared in board policy: a “community free from racially predictable disparities.” Yet, we also know that we will never be satisfied until every child feels safe, welcome and respected, and unspeakable tragedies like Mr. Floyd’s death come to a full, complete stop.
We love our students and families, and we are here to support you. We may not be in school buildings in front of your children but we are fully present in other ways, and we want to help.
Principal- North View Middle School
@NVMSPrincipal & www.bledsoesblog.com