Wynantskill UFSD Gardner-Dickinson

A Letter To Families From Superintendent Yodis

Dear Families,

 It is with a heavy heart that we send this message this morning regarding the horrific tragedy that took place yesterday in Uvalde Texas. Wynantskill UFSD sends their love and prayers to the staff, students and families at Robb Elementary School. 

We opened school today as we do each day, with a smile and warm hello for each student. Classroom teachers will be prepared to address the class should students ask questions but will not intentionally start a discussion. Out of respect for each family, we will not engage in deep discussions but will respond with the acknowledgement of the tragedy and reassurance that they are safe at school. We will remind them of the close working relationships we have with the North Greenbush Police and how they help us become stronger when it comes to safety protocols and procedures.

We did have a scheduled lockdown drill today with the NGPD that we pushed off until June so as not to give anyone additional upset and angst. The NGPD was here first thing in the morning and we appreciate all they do to make sure we are safe and a top priority. 

Our school psychologist, school counselor, and social worker are on standby today for any staff members or students who may need support. Please also let us know if your child is struggling in any way from your perspective and may need extra attention from us. 

Attached are some resources should you like them to continue discussions with your child and family. 

Thank you for your support and dedication to our school community.

Very Fondly,

Mary Yodis

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Posted in District, Elementary School, Middle School.