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Message from Superintendent Dr. Navarro
Posted 1/28/20



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Dear Newport-Mesa Unified School District Community, 

We are deeply saddened to share with you that our school community has been impacted by a tragic helicopter accident this weekend, that claimed the lives of one of our students, her parents, and a former student.

Given the high profile nature of this tragedy that is impacting our community, I want to assure you that we stand ready to support you however we can. Everyone experiences grief differently, some may feel confused, angry, sad, frustrated, and lonely. We ask that you please help your child talk through their feelings and direct them to available supports and resources. 

 Our District’s Crisis Response Team (CRT), which consists of counselors, psychologists, social workers and additional specialized staff were at various schools today to provide social-emotional support to students and staff during this difficult time. The CRT will remain at schools as long as needed. Do not hesitate to reach out to your school principals, counselor or psychologist if you need additional support and resources. Visit the link below for a recommended resource.

When Grief/Loss Hits Close to Home: Tips for Caregivers

Let’s join together to support each other and all the families and friends who have suffered this great loss.

Dr. Frederick Navarro


Newport-Mesa Unified School District