Supporting our families following the Chauvin verdict
Wiseburn families and friends,
On the heels of yesterday's guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd murder trial, our society, our students, our families, and the nation may struggle with an array of feelings related to the proceedings and associated events.
These events can be especially difficult to process for our children. As our children gain understanding and awareness of the events, we wanted to recognize the moment we are in and remind all of our families that we have resources here to support you. We want to share Wiseburn Unified School District's commitment to our students, our families, and our community to provide the safest and most welcoming environment possible. We stand against acts of hate and violence against all and understand that impactful moments like the present are opportunities for our District to support the complex feelings that people may be experiencing.
WUSD's CARE Team and the Dana Middle School Counselors are always available to our families for counseling support for students and families. Our CARE Team also created a resource to help work through yesterday’s announcement, based on another recently-shared resource created by the Achieving a Culture of Togetherness and Support (ACTS) Committee. Please find links to these and another helpful external resource below.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of George Floyd and with those in our own community who have also been impacted by this immense tragedy.
Blake Silvers, Ed.D.