Hello Cypress Families:
To ensure students are supported with grief counseling upon their return on Monday, January 7, 2019, CIS will send Mariel Aken to assist Kimberly Davis. There will also be additional Social Workers and School Psychologists available from the ECS Department. For students in need of support, teachers and parents are instructed to bring these students to the library, where they will be assigned a grief counselor. From there students will be escorted to small, private locations setup for individual counseling sessions.
We will also host individual grief counseling sessions for students on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Cypress Academy. This will allow for additional support before all students and staff members return. We encourage students in 3rd and 4th grade, or any student who had a direct relationship with Mr. Guy, to participate in these sessions on Friday. A schedule will be posted on the school’s website to ensure parents are able to select a time most appropriate for their child.
If you are not interested in your child receiving grief support, please send an email to Mr. Philip Davis before Monday, January 7, 2019. Again, we thank you for all of the support you have provided during this difficult time.