Dear King Community:
I am sure that you are all keenly aware of the tragic events that unfolded in Boston yesterday. Obviously, we are also very aware of these events, and how they contribute to an unsettling feeling around issues of safety. As a community, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of yesterday's attack, and the people in Boston who are working though these events. Some of you may struggle with appropriate ways to address this situation with your son/daughter. We offer a variety of resources that you might find helpful when thinking about this event and when talking to children. I encourage you to review them carefully, as the advice is valuable:
- Washington Post article, click HERE
- Common Health article, click HERE
If you feel you need to speak to a School Counselor and ask for specific advice about talking to your son/daughter, please feel free to email the following Counselors to arrange a phone conversation:
Lower School: Robin Ordan, email@example.com
Middle School: Jennifer Guevara, firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper School: Becky Rabassa, email@example.com
If you think that your son/daughter would benefit from talking with one of our School Counselors, do not hesitate to call and ask for that meeting. We will be discussing developmentally appropriate ways to speak with our students in the aftermath of this tragedy, only when it is appropriate and necessary to have these conversations.
Further, as you well know, we are a school that includes several trips in our curriculum and we are carefully reviewing all safety protocol and procedures surrounding those upcoming trips. We are sure to keep the well being of our students and Faculty at the forefront of all our decisions.
Finally, please know that we take the safety of our students very seriously. As stated in December, the School did engage in our third security audit and we are in the process of implementing changes on the recommendations received.
Wishing you a peaceful week with your family.
on Wednesday April 17 at 09:08AM