Solidarity and Love to Uvalde, Texas

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To our community,

Like everyone in our nation, we are trying to make sense of the tragic news from Uvalde, Texas that yet another mass school shooting has occurred.  Eighteen lives have been lost – the majority of them children.  This is beyond heartbreaking.  It serves as a reminder that as a community we must come together to offer all supports necessary to those in need.

This tragedy is every family’s nightmare realized, and I assure you that this fear is shared by every educator and staff member in Sacramento City Unified.  We take the safety of our students, your children, to heart.  We will not only honor and remember the victims from today, but dedicate ourselves to learn from tragedies that have befallen schools like Robb Elementary so that we know that we are doing everything in our power to keep our schools, staff, and students as safe as possible.

As you hug your child tighter tonight, we encourage you to remind them that when they see a threat or a potentially dangerous situation, they must tell a trusted member of their school community.  As you know, the emotional effects of a traumatic event of this magnitude can directly impact our students.  The National Association of School Psychologists notes that there are effective ways to help students cope with such events.  If needed, please find resources here.

Our thoughts are with the families of Robb Elementary.