The family is a part of the Miller Middle School community and we are all deeply affected by this news. We know you will join us in our concern and extend your sympathy for the family.
Students and staff will react in different ways to the death of a student. We should all expect and try to understand that there will be a variety of emotions and responses to what has occurred.
The most important thing you can do is to be supportive and encourage an open expression of feelings. We recommend maintaining as normal a routine as possible. This recommendation has evolved from the district's experience with death in the past and the advice of mental health professionals from the community.
We are attaching a document that may support you in conversations at home with your child, called Death and Grief: Supporting Children and Youth. There are also a number of community resources available, including:
• Axis Health System: 24-hour crisis hotline at (970) 247-5245
• National Crisis text Hotline: 741741
• Boys Town Hotline: (800) 448-3000
• Safe2Tell Colorado: (877) 542-7233
• Colorado Crisis Services Support Line: (844) 493-8255
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