Message from Principal Shelton
Dear Demo families,
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the death of one of our students. Sophomore Hokunani “Star” Osorno unexpectedly passed away on Sunday. Our deepest condolences are extended to the Osorno family and all of Star’s friends and loved ones. Star was a bright light to everyone who knew her, and her passing will leave an indelible mark on her family and the Jeff community.
Support is available for students and staff as we process this loss. If your student needs a trusted adult to talk to, don’t hesitate to contact our team of student support staff:
Sean Betker, counselor, email@example.com
Maritza Mendez, counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Barnes, school psychologist, email@example.com
ShaSuna Cain, firstname.lastname@example.org (temporary school social worker while Ms. Kiante Holmes is out)
These resources might also prove helpful:
Grief Resources for Families (Spanish)
Beloved Community and Grief (Spanish)
Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center (24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Interpretation services available.)
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com if you wish to discuss this further. I am here for you and your students, and it is my sincere hope that, as a community, we will lift each other up during this difficult time.