District Response to Tragedy in Texas

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Dear Lynbrook School Community,

 In the wake of another senseless school shooting, our deepest sympathies and condolences are with all those at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and everyone directly affected by this devastating tragedy. As educators, it is difficult to comprehend such events continue to happen in our country and our schools.

 Pleased be assured, Lynbrook is committed to creating a safe school environment for our students and staff. School security and the safety of our students and staff has always been of utmost importance to the Board of Education and administration. Over the last few years, many enhancements and improvements have been made to the district's security procedures and protocols. Most notably, we have implemented security vestibules in each school building and enforce the use of that secure entrance as the sole point of entry. Please know we work closely with our partners in law enforcement to constantly evaluate our protocols and procedures to help us maintain a safe and secure environment.

 While we continue to review our security protocols, we will also continue to emphasize the importance of the social and emotional well-being of our students. If you feel that your child needs special assistance and/or you feel that you need guidance with how to best approach this situation with your child, our counseling staff is available to provide support and assistance. To access our mental health communication guide, please visit the Guidance Department webpage on our website or click here.

 In the coming days, we will be providing resources to help you to support your children in processing such a tragic event. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit NASP.

 Thank you for your support.