We in the Cazenovia Central School District would like to express our deepest sympathy to the families affected by Friday’s tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “When violence erupts at one school, it reverberates across every campus,” Superintendent of Schools Robert S. Dubik said. “We all feel some measure of Newtown’s fear and loss today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students, staff and families there, as facts about this senseless act continue to unfold.” In the days ahead, as news coverage of the tragedy plays out, many students might have questions about what happened in Connecticut and what it means to them here in Cazenovia. We’ve collected some resources to help parents manage these compilcated conversations.
- PARENT TODAY: WHEN THE NEWS GETS SCARY
- NEW YORK UNIVERSITY CHILD STUDY CENTER: TALKING TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT SCHOOL VIOLENCE
- PBS PARENTS: TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT NEWS
- MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA: TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT SCHOOL SAFETY
- THE NEW YORK TIMES: TIPS FOR TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT THE SHOOTING
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS: A NATIONAL TRAGEDY — HELPING CHILDREN COPE
The well-being of our students is our No. 1 priority,Mr. Dubik said. If you have questions or concerns about the safety of our students or our schools, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s school or contact the superintendent at 655-1317.