Friday, October 27, 2023

Follow Up to Lewiston Shootings

 Good morning,

We understand this tragedy has an impact on our students, staff, and families.  Because it is difficult to predict how anyone will react to a traumatic event, the best we can do is to be supportive and responsive to our students and their varied responses.  Some students will have no or minimal reaction; some will be upset or anxious to some degree.  Some may not have even heard of the event and others will have been immersed in the coverage on TV. The safety of our students is always the top priority in our district. We take seriously our responsibility to ensure the safety of your child every day, we are prepared for a wide range of support.

For all those students who need support, we will have mental health support available throughout the district from counselors, social workers, and psychologists. Our school nurses will also be ready to assist as needed for health concerns that may arise.

If you would like for school staff to reach out directly to your family today by phone regarding the events and how best to support your child, please enter your name, your child's name, and the best phone number to reach you by completing THIS SURVEY

We are working diligently to plan for a safe and supportive return to school on Monday and will be in touch again. As always, please feel free to call if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child, or the steps being taken by our school to ensure their safety & wellbeing. We will be available through email today at and and by phone when we return to school at 222-1050.

Kind regards,

Becky Fortier and Deanna Etienne 

Great Falls Administrators

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