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Letter from NFA Principals/Assembly tomorrow, Monday, June 13th


June 12, 2022

Dear Newburgh Free Academy students, families, faculty, and staff,

We are aware that a group of employees have engaged in an exchange of commentary on Facebook that is reasonably perceived as offensive and racially insensitive, particularly towards the Black Community. We recognize that people may have a different response to this post given personal relationships or experiences. We would like to be abundantly clear we do not condone or permit racism, intolerance, or discrimination in any form at Newburgh Free Academy. Our top priority is creating an environment where all our students are safe, respected, and feel valued. We are committed to addressing racism, intolerance, and discrimination swiftly and with the appropriate action.

We cannot provide specific details with regard to employees, but we can assure you that we will take the necessary actions to demonstrate the respect we have for our diverse community. We are thankful for those who have brought their concerns to our attention and encourage our entire community to continue to speak out against inappropriate actions such as this. 

We also know that this is not the first incident that has occurred recently in our school and district community where our Black community has been negatively targeted. We are working to support our students, faculty, and staff in ways that are impactful and appropriate. 

Tomorrow, Monday, June 13, 2022, there will be an assembly for all Newburgh Free Academy students, faculty, and staff during the day. Any student who would like to speak with someone upon arrival at school should visit their School Counselor, Social Worker, School Psychologist, or grade level administrator. 

We know that our community is hurting. We plan to make several efforts throughout these last weeks of school to listen to and support both students and our colleagues. Our hope is that our response to these recent events will establish a stronger foundation for a healthy and more respectful community. 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Matteo Doddo and Edgar Glascott

Co-Principals, Newburgh Free Academy

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12 de junio de 2022

Estimados estudiantes, familias, profesores y personal de Newburgh Free Academy,

Somos conscientes de que un grupo de empleados participó en un intercambio de comentarios en Facebook que se percibe razonablemente como ofensivo y racialmente insensible, en particular hacia la comunidad negra. Reconocemos que las personas pueden tener una respuesta diferente a esta publicación dadas las relaciones o experiencias personales. Nos gustaría dejar muy claro que no aprobamos ni permitimos el racismo, la intolerancia o la discriminación de ninguna forma en Newburgh Free Academy. Nuestra principal prioridad es crear un entorno en el que todos nuestros estudiantes estén seguros, sean respetados y se sientan valorados. Estamos comprometidos a abordar el racismo, la intolerancia y la discriminación con rapidez y con las medidas adecuadas.

No podemos proporcionar detalles específicos con respecto a los empleados, pero podemos asegurarle que tomaremos las medidas necesarias para demostrar el respeto que tenemos por nuestra diversa comunidad. Estamos agradecidos por aquellos que han traído sus preocupaciones a nuestra atención y alentamos a toda nuestra comunidad a continuar hablando en contra de acciones inapropiadas como esta.

También sabemos que este no es el primer incidente que ha ocurrido recientemente en nuestra comunidad escolar y distrital donde nuestra comunidad negra ha sido atacada negativamente. Estamos trabajando para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes, profesores y personal de manera impactante y apropiada.

Mañana, lunes 13 de junio de 2022, habrá una asamblea para todos los estudiantes, profesores y personal de Newburgh Free Academy durante el día. Cualquier estudiante que desee hablar con alguien al llegar a la escuela debe visitar a su consejero escolar, trabajador social, psicólogo escolar o administrador de nivel de grado.

Sabemos que nuestra comunidad está sufriendo. Planeamos hacer varios esfuerzos a lo largo de estas últimas semanas de clases para escuchar y apoyar tanto a los estudiantes como a nuestros compañeros. Nuestra esperanza es que nuestra respuesta a estos eventos recientes establezca una base más sólida para una comunidad saludable y más respetuosa.

 

Sinceramente,

 

Matteo Doddo y Edgar Glascott

Codirectores, Newburgh Free Academy




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: 2022-06-12 04:38:13 PM





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