Welcome to EMS Counseling
Dear Parent or Guardian:
It is with deep sorrow that I must share with you information about a recent event that has affected the school community. On Monday, July 23, one of our students passed away. Whenever we experience a tragedy like this, we as a district make every effort to respond to the needs of all of our students.
It is difficult to accept the unexpected loss of such a young person. Death strikes each of us differently based on our relationship to the individual we lost. We encourage you to discuss this tragedy with your child, as appropriate. Grief reactions may affect a students behavior at home. Reactions to grief may include denial, anger, sadness, anxiety, fear, confusion, inability to concentrate, difficulty sleeping and guilt.
There are specific signals that we, as parents and educators, can look for when a young person is under stress and appears to be having difficulty coping. I have included an attachment about this with this letter.
Amy O'Donnell will be available throughout next week. Monday, August 6th, Wednesday, August 8th from 10:00 am -to- 12:00 pm, and Tuesday, August 7th, Thursday, August 9th from 1:00 pm -to- 3:00 pm. at Endeavor Middle School if assistance is needed for your family in coping with this strategy.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to call Communications Coordinator McKenna Reis at 509.793.7734
Dr. Joshua Meek