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Follow-up - All schools open on regular schedule for Wednesday, April 27, 2022


April 26, 2022

Dear NECSD students, faculty, staff, and families,

I’m writing to follow-up about the information that was received and investigated by local law enforcement overnight. We recognize that this is a troubling scenario and we apologize for not being able to share more specific information with our families and educators. Sharing specific information can hinder the police investigation, potentially causing a delay in resolution. Additionally, the district refuses to amplify a message that terrorizes our community. 

The two-hour delay put in place this morning allowed local law enforcement additional time to conduct their investigations and district leaders time to make decisions from information that was gathered overnight. A decision to open schools after a threat is made is not taken lightly. Many people who make up our leadership team are alumni, parents, grandparents, family members, and good friends of our scholars and educators.  

The NYS Assessments for grades 3-8 initially scheduled for today did not factor into the decision to open schools today. Those assessments will now be given on this Wednesday and Thursday, April 27th and 28th. 

Our district has been, and always will be, made up of a rich mosaic of culturally diverse and multi-talented students, employees, families, and alumni. We pride ourselves on the many unique attributes of people who come together everyday to learn about and support one another. We fully recognize and hope to remind our community that the threats made last night represent very few individuals. The safety and security of our students, faculty, and staff is held as our highest priority. The threat of violence to our schools, especially against a targeted group of people will never be tolerated and will be investigated and prosecuted appropriately in collaboration with local law enforcement.

If a student has questions or concerns, they should speak with their teacher, school counselor, social worker, coach, school psychologist, building principal, or other adult that they trust.

It is through the work of all that we will achieve inclusive excellence. We wholeheartedly appreciate and value the collaboration among our students, families, faculty, staff, and community members to uphold this collective vision. 

We look forward to seeing all of our scholars in school tomorrow. 

 

Sincerely,



Mr. Ed Forgit

Interim Superintendent of Schools

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26 de abril de 2022

Estimados estudiantes, profesores, personal y familias de NECSD,

Le escribo para hacer un seguimiento de la información que fue recibida e investigada por la policía local durante la noche. Reconocemos que este es un escenario preocupante y nos disculpamos por no poder compartir información más específica con nuestras familias y educadores. Compartir información específica puede dificultar la investigación policial, lo que podría causar un retraso en la resolución. Además, el distrito se niega a amplificar un mensaje que aterroriza a nuestra comunidad.

El retraso de dos horas establecido esta mañana permitió a las fuerzas del orden público locales tiempo adicional para realizar sus investigaciones y tiempo a los líderes del distrito para tomar decisiones a partir de la información recopilada durante la noche. La decisión de abrir escuelas después de una amenaza no se toma a la ligera. Muchas personas que componen nuestro equipo de liderazgo son ex alumnos, padres, abuelos, familiares y buenos amigos de nuestros estudiantes y educadores.

Las evaluaciones del estado de Nueva York para los grados 3-8 inicialmente programadas para hoy no se tomaron en cuenta en la decisión de abrir escuelas hoy. Esas evaluaciones ahora se darán este miércoles y jueves, 27 y 28 de abril.

Nuestro distrito ha estado, y siempre estará, formado por un rico mosaico de estudiantes, empleados, familias y exalumnos culturalmente diversos y con múltiples talentos. Nos enorgullecemos de los muchos atributos únicos de las personas que se reúnen todos los días para conocerse y apoyarse mutuamente. Reconocemos plenamente y esperamos recordar a nuestra comunidad que las amenazas realizadas anoche representan a muy pocas personas. La seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, profesores y personal es nuestra máxima prioridad. La amenaza de violencia a nuestras escuelas, especialmente contra un grupo específico de personas, nunca será tolerada y será investigada y procesada adecuadamente en colaboración con las fuerzas del orden locales.

Si un estudiante tiene preguntas o inquietudes, debe hablar con su maestro, consejero escolar, trabajador social, entrenador, psicólogo escolar, director del edificio u otro adulto en quien confíe.

Es a través del trabajo de todos que lograremos la excelencia inclusiva. Apreciamos y valoramos de todo corazón la colaboración entre nuestros estudiantes, familias, profesores, personal y miembros de la comunidad para defender esta visión colectiva.

Esperamos ver a todos nuestros estudiantes en la escuela mañana.

 

Sinceramente,

 


Sr. Ed Forgit

Superintendente Interino de Escuelas


ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at communications@necsd.net. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!







Date: 2022-04-26 11:04:51 AM





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