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A letter and resources from NECSD Superintendent, Dr. Roberto Padilla


April 20, 2021

Dear Goldback Nation,

As we continue to endure our society’s multiple pandemics - a global health pandemic, an economic pandemic, and a racial pandemic - our country continues to experience civil unrest. 

Yesterday, the case of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin went to the jury regarding the tragic death of George Floyd. We do not know what the outcome will be, but we do know that our community continues to grieve the loss of individuals who have lost their lives as a result of senseless violence. 

I want to remind you that our scholars are watching and absorbing these events and our reactions to them. We must remain committed to teaching and emphasizing civility, valuing facts, honoring truth, and respecting differences. It is healthy to express emotions that may feel uncomfortable. Times of high emotion are a regularity of life. It is important for our children to learn to express their emotions in a healthy and productive manner, at an age and developmental appropriate level. 

The school district has identified various supports for adults and children who are struggling to process their thoughts and emotions:

I am consistently proud that we are a community that always pulls together to love and support each other in difficult times. It is truly through the work of all that we ShoulderUp as a community of resilience and resolve. Each of us plays an important role in nurturing and caring for our scholars. Thank you again for your support and commitment to our school district. 

 

Through the work of all,

 

Roberto Padilla, Ed.D., Superintendent

Newburgh Enlarged City School District


ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Strategist, Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@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: 2021-04-20 20:12:54





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