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Message from the Superintendent

Their loss continues to lay heavy on our minds and in our hearts.  Throughout this time of sorrow, I have noticed how our community has come together to comfort one another.  I am grateful to our partners at the City and in law enforcement who have communicated with us regularly and offered to help in any way they can. Indeed, the outpouring of concern has sent a powerful message of strength.
 
On campus, counselors have continued to check in on students and communicate with families.  Teachers, office staff, administrators, custodians, and aides are talking through their shock and grief – providing each other with support.  Taking care of each other while providing a safe, nurturing environment for students, is our priority.  By continuing our day-to-day routines, school provides a semblance of order – even in the midst of a tragic situation beyond our control.
 
As we walk our students through the grieving process, we are assisting them in planning a private on-campus memorial. In keeping with the requests of Kelsey’s loved ones, the memorial is intended only for our school community and is not open to media or the general public.  
 
To Kelsey’s family, friends, and teachers, I am so profoundly sorry for this devastating loss.  There are no words that can adequately express my sympathies.  

Sincerely,
 
Dr. Katherine Thorossian
Superintendent