Dear WSVSD Families,

All of our hearts are broken after hearing the news about the senseless shooting of 18 elementary children and three adults in Uvalde, TX yesterday.

It's impossible to make sense of such a horrific event.  Our schools are a place of growth, development, and discovery.  They should never be hosting such terrible events.

When events like this occur, it's natural for us to look at our own schools and workplaces with safety in mind.  Our schools have safety plans, regularly conduct drills, and maintain open channels of communication with law enforcement agencies, all with the goal of providing the safest possible environment for children and staff.  Protecting our young people and employees is an evolving process and we will continue to review, adapt, and enhance protocols to fulfill our identified priorities of ensuring safe, well-maintained facilities in our district.

One of the many strengths of our district is our staff, who deeply care about the well-being of their students and one another.  Do not hesitate to reach out to any of our staff to be of support to your children today or in the coming days.

For today, please join me in sending your thoughts and prayers to the people impacted by yesterday's awful events in Texas.

Dr. Sean McGeeney