Dear Saint James Families

In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, please know that your children’s safety and emotional well being continue to be our absolute top priority.  Mrs. Kanute held a meeting with the teachers yesterday after school to openly evaluate how students seemed to be reacting.  The younger grade teachers reported they saw no impact at all and that it didn’t come up in class.  The teachers in the older grades said the students were aware of it but it did not cause any disruption to the day.  At the meeting, Mrs. Vignati, our school nurse, presented information to the staff on signs to look for and additional ways that the teachers can help the students if they seem to be struggling with their emotions at school.

In addition, Mrs. Kanute met with the safety committee this afternoon to ensure the school facilities team is doing everything it can.  While the committee does meet regularly for this exact purpose, we will keep you informed if there are any significant changes that arise as a result of today’s meeting.

Again, please don’t hesitate to call the school office if you have any questions.  And, as always, we thank you for your support of our wonderful school.