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A letter from Co-Principals Regarding an Incident at NFA


December 4, 2021

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

You may be aware of an incident that occurred at Newburgh Free Academy late this week where a current student let two former students into the building. The two former students then engaged in an altercation with current students. All current and former students involved in the event have been identified. Current students will face disciplinary action based on the Student Code of Conduct. The names of the former students who entered and trespassed in the building have been shared with the City of Newburgh Police Department. The district will continue to work in collaboration with the police department as the case is assigned to a detective. 

We recognize that this scenario is alarming for our students, families, faculty, and staff. Please note, this is an isolated incident. At this time, we have no reason to believe this event is connected to previous events in the local community. We are thankful for our security team who acted quickly to respond to the disruption in the building in a timely and professional manner. Additionally, we have two dedicated Security Resource Officers (SRO) from the Orange County Sheriff's Department that service our high school campuses each day.

The school, in collaboration with the district, is continuously looking to improve our security protocols and technologies. As a reminder, all students, faculty, and staff should have and visibly display their ID cards at all times. If your student has questions or concerns, they should talk to a teacher, guidance counselor, social worker, coach, or grade level administrator. Students should be reminded that Newburgh Free Academy is our school. Each member is responsible to contribute to a safe and comfortable learning environment. If any student has any information to share to help prevent future altercations before they begin, they should contact an adult in their school building. 

Please discuss this with your child prior to returning to school on Monday.  We ask for your patience as we continue to provide multiple layers of safety. We will continuously update our school community as other measures are rolled out

Thank you again for your continued support and collaboration.

 

Edgar Glascott and Matteo Doddo

Co-Principals of Newburgh Free Academy

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4 de diciembre de 2021

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

Es posible que tenga conocimiento de un incidente que ocurrió en Newburgh Free Academy a fines de esta semana, donde un estudiante actual dejó entrar a dos exalumnos al edificio. Los dos ex alumnos luego se involucraron en un altercado con los estudiantes actuales. Todos los estudiantes actuales y anteriores involucrados en el evento han sido identificados. Los estudiantes actuales enfrentarán una acción disciplinaria basada en el Código de Conducta del Estudiante. Los nombres de los ex alumnos que entraron y traspasaron el edificio se han compartido con el Departamento de Policía de la Ciudad de Newburgh. El distrito continuará trabajando en colaboración con el departamento de policía a medida que el caso sea asignado a un detective.

Reconocemos que este escenario es alarmante para nuestros estudiantes, familias, profesores y personal. Tenga en cuenta que este es un incidente aislado. En este momento, no tenemos ninguna razón para creer que este evento esté conectado con eventos anteriores en la comunidad local. Estamos agradecidos por nuestro equipo de seguridad que actuó rápidamente para responder a la interrupción en el edificio de manera oportuna y profesional. Además, tenemos dos Oficiales de Recursos de Seguridad (SRO) dedicados del Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Orange que dan servicio a nuestros campus de la escuela secundaria todos los días.

La escuela, en colaboración con el distrito, busca continuamente mejorar nuestros protocolos y tecnologías de seguridad. Como recordatorio, todos los estudiantes, profesores y personal deben tener y mostrar visiblemente sus tarjetas de identificación en todo momento. Si su estudiante tiene preguntas o inquietudes, debe hablar con un maestro, consejero, trabajador social, entrenador o administrador de nivel de grado. Se debe recordar a los estudiantes que Newburgh Free Academy es nuestra escuela. Cada miembro es responsable de contribuir a un entorno de aprendizaje seguro y cómodo. Si algún estudiante tiene información que compartir para ayudar a prevenir futuros altercados antes de que comiencen, debe comunicarse con un adulto en el edificio de su escuela.

Discuta esto con su hijo antes de regresar a la escuela el lunes. Le pedimos paciencia mientras continuamos brindando múltiples niveles de seguridad. Actualizaremos continuamente nuestra comunidad escolar a medida que se implementen otras medidas.

Gracias nuevamente por su continuo apoyo y colaboración.

 

Edgar Glascott y Matteo Doddo

Co-directores de Newburgh Free Academy


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: 2021-12-04 13:52:47





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