Dear Parents and Guardians,
The one-year mark of the Sutherland Springs tragedy is approaching, and we understand that it might be a difficult time for our community. We want to assure you that FISD is prepared to support our students. FISD Counselors recently worked with experts from The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) and are prepared to speak to any student needing assistance. The center has also provided FISD teachers with resources that will help them identify students that may need extra support. For parents, the NCSCB has provided the following resource to help you navigate the one-year mark and guide discussions with your child, at home.
Children are not the only ones who may need help during this time. If you, or an adult you know, needs extra support, there are several options in our community. I encourage you to contact Melissa Soto, FISD Coordinator of Crisis Services at 830-393-5300, and she can help connect you with an organization that best suits your needs.
To honor the victims of the Sutherland Springs tragedy, during the week of the one-year mark, FISD will focus on kindness and helping others. On November 7, all FISD campuses will hold pro-kindness assemblies for students in grades 3-12. The assembly will focus on encouraging kindness within our community.
Dr. Sherri Bays
Superintendent of Schools