Today's Tragedy in Oxford 
Dear Families,

Today, Highlander Nation shares our deepest sympathies and support for the students, staff, and families of Oxford Community Schools. We cannot begin to imagine the pain the Oxford community is feeling this evening following the incident that occurred earlier today at Oxford High School. Our hearts are heavy with the weight of such a loss, and our thoughts are with the entire Oxford community.

While there are many unknowns about what led to today’s tragedy, and it is not our place to speculate, it can serve as an important reminder of the role we all play in keeping our students, staff, and community safe each day. Please take a moment to speak with your children about the importance of reporting any concerns to our building administrators, a school resource officer, a trusted adult in the school, or through the OK2Say program.

Events like this are often hard to discuss with our children. If you wish to speak to your child about what happened today, you may find the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) website to be a helpful starting point. Non-specific safety conversations may be more appropriate for our younger students and may begin with presentations such as these found on the Johns Hopkins site for K-2 and 3-5 safety in schools.

Many of us will process today’s tragedy in different ways. If you feel that your child needs additional support during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out to their school counselor to request that they check in with your child.

In closing, I ask that you all keep the entire Oxford community in your thoughts and that you give your children an extra hug tonight. I know that I will be.

Erin J. MacGregor, Ed.S.
Howell Public Schools

Posted by gouldt On Wed, Dec 01, 2021 at 7:58 AM  

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