November 6, 2017
Dear Sequoia Union High School District Community:
With the recent death of three former Menlo-Atherton High School students, and yesterday’s mass shooting in Texas, our students are being forced to emotionally process situations that will require our assistance to help them navigate.
For this reason, I urge you to have a conversation with your student(s) about what they are feeling in order to determine how best to provide your student(s) with support.
If you feel you need assistance in having the conversation with your student(s), please feel free to contact your principal so that you can be connected with one of our counselors.
Throughout our district, we will be monitoring our students to ensure that anyone needing to have a conversation to share their emotions will have the opportunity to do so.
As difficult as these times may be, by working together, we will turn the trauma of these moments into an opportunity to strengthen our relationships with our students and community.
If I can assist you in anyway, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mary Streshly, Ed.D.