A Message From The Superintendent

A Message From The Superintendent
Posted on 11/30/2021

Dear Families,

Tuesday afternoon, we learned of a school shooting at Oxford High School. The Royal Oak Police Department contacted us to make sure we were immediately aware of the incident and to offer their assistance should anything impact our district.

Our hearts go out to the Oxford High School community during this tragic and difficult time. An event such as this impacts our community as many of our students and families likely have connections with family, students or staff at Oxford High School and the community. Tragedies such as this create a sense of fear and sadness for all of us in education.

If you have a child in need of support, staff and administrative teams are available to your family. We will share resources with families to assist with talking to your children at home about such serious incidents.

Our school staff will review building emergency procedures and guidelines already in place regarding potential threats to our schools. Our protocols for visitors are established and we always encourage all parents, students and staff to report anything they hear or see that could potentially harm those in our community.

For now, we need to take time to support each other, and to offer our support to friends and neighbors who may have been touched by the shooting. Please take a moment to remember the victims of violence and their families, and take good care of yourself and your loved ones.

Following the tragic event at Oxford High School on Tuesday, and out of an abundance of caution, Royal Oak Police Officers will be present at and around all of our schools on Wednesday and for the remainder of this week.

We have not received threats or have been made aware of any concerning information.

We do appreciate the support of the ROPD and our School Liaison Officer Joe Yerke.

As a reminder, if you or your child hears of anything that is out of the ordinary, please report it immediately to school staff or administrators. If your child needs support in response to this event or any other event impacting their comfort at school, please let us know.

We continue to collaborate in Oakland County to share supports and resources to protect the safety of all students in our schools.

Mary Beth Fitzpatrick