Daniel Wright Evacuation Update
The police have cleared Daniel Wright of any threats. The building is safe for our students and staff to come to school tomorrow, Tuesday, August 29, 2023.
In times of adversity, it is the strength and unity of our community that shines through, and I am incredibly grateful for the support you have shown during the Daniel Wright evacuation today. Your understanding, cooperation, and resilience have been truly commendable, and I want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude.
The safety and well-being of our students are of paramount importance to us, and your partnership in navigating the challenges we faced has been invaluable. Your quick response, patience, and trust in District 103’s efforts enabled us to uphold a secure environment and reunify you with your child.
As we move forward, we understand that discussing sensitive topics such as threats with your children can be a challenging task. To assist you in addressing this matter effectively and age-appropriately, below are resources that you may find helpful:
Talking to children about threats at school:
Please remember that open and honest communication is key when addressing these sensitive topics with your children. Reassure them of their safety and the measures in place to protect them. Allow them to express their feelings and concerns, and be prepared to answer their questions in an age-appropriate manner.
In the event that you or your child need additional support or have further questions, please reach out to our school counselors, social workers and psychologists. We are here to provide assistance and guidance whenever you need it.
School Psychologist Andrea Shelton - firstname.lastname@example.org
School Counselor Samantha Blue - email@example.com
School Social Worker Rachel Graham - firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Worker Alexandra Lyman - email@example.com
You can also fill out a Student Services Request Form to have your child speak with a counselor.
I want to acknowledge the incredible job our staff did today to keep our students calm and organized during the evacuation and reunification. We would like to thank our community partners who were invaluable during this event: our police and fire departments that kept our students and staff safe by keeping the roads clear and coordinating with the school throughout the event. We would like to thank Costco for donating water bottles to keep our students and staff hydrated.
Once again, thank you for your unwavering support during this challenging time. Your involvement and collaboration reinforce the strong bond within our community, and together, we can overcome any obstacle that comes our way.
Scott Warren, Ed.D
Superintendent of D103 Schools
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