October 24, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Today there was a school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the Marysville School District. As soon as I heard about the shooting, I immediately contacted police Chief Bob Heimbach to be sure that there was no imminent threat to our students. The Chief is asking officers to be present at schools as students are dismissed for the weekend. In addition, our school administrators and campus safety staff made themselves available to students by being in the hallways in support of students.
Please know that the safety of our students is our highest priority and the district has a safety and crisis plan for each of our schools. The school administrators conduct safety/emergency drills regularly that includes lockdown, fire, earthquake and emergencies in general. We work directly with The Quincy Police Department as part of our continuing effort to keep you and your children safe.
When a very public tragic event occurs, it’s important to keep your children close, safe, calm and reassured. To do that, there are important steps you can take.
Additional information can be found at: http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/parenting/talk-to-kids-media-violence.shtml
If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Quincy School District