Statement from RVCSD

Statement from RVCSD
Posted on 06/05/2020
statement from RVCSD

Dear Rondout Valley School Community:


These are surely difficult times we are living through, everything from the COVID-19 Pandemic, to the news coming out of Minnesota on the senseless killing of George Floyd, and the ensuing protests and riots in our nation’s cities. These troubling events taking place in our nation have caused more trauma and heartache during a time when we are still struggling with the COVID-19 Pandemic.


We know that members of our community, students and families are angry, scared, traumatized and some are in need. The Rondout Valley School District will be communicating with our students and families to give whatever support and assistance possible.


Rondout Valley School District has confronted these issues head on as a community with our Human Rights Club, our No Place For Hate Committee, our Wing Man Program and other avenues for our students to become involved in our community to address racism, bigotry, and all forms of discrimination and bias. We have been committed and will continue to be committed to the creation of a community that is inclusive and accepting of everyone.


The experience of trauma brought on by national unrest and a pandemic that has created isolation for almost three months can be devastating to adults and students alike. Our Crisis Team is here and prepared to help any parent or student.


The Rondout Valley School District is part of our community. We are committed to equity, justice, and compassion. Please know that as an educational organization we are here not only to help our students grow intellectually, but also to grow in compassion and empathy for our fellow citizens.


Sincerely,
Joseph Morgan, Superintendent
Rob McDonough, RVF President
Breanna Casey, Board of Education President