Beginning Monday, August 5, 2019 through Friday, August 9, 2019, crisis counselors will be onsite providing services to staff, students and community members at both Gilroy High School and Brownell Middle School from 4pm-8pm.
Additionally, the Gilroy Unified School District will be providing crisis counselors onsite at all 15 of our school sites from August 14-16 for students as they return for the 2019-2020 school year. Please continue to encourage your children to take advantage of the available services for them as we return to school.
Finally, as we enter the 2019-2020 school year, we realize that different families have spoken to their children about the tragedies in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton this last week in different ways. Inevitably, these conversations will take place at school sites, in passing conversations, on the playground or during extra-curricular activities, and probably in classrooms. If you have not yet addressed the mass shootings with your children, we highly encourage you to do so prior to August 14. If you need some assistance with conversations, here is a link with some help in speaking to kids about violence, click here. Included in this Google Drive link are folders with appropriate information for elementary school students, teen-aged students and all students and parents.
For information about steps GUSD is taking in all aspects of Emergency Preparedness, click here.
Rest assured that the entire Gilroy Unified School District team is working hard to ensure the safety and support the well-being of all of our staff and students. In the days and weeks that come as our community continues through the healing process we will continue to provide all available resources and support to all who we serve.