“As students and staff arrive at school today, we know there may be feelings of fear and anxiety, especially within our most vulnerable communities. The District is providing additional support to those who need it.

With emotions running high, our schools will continue to be the anchors of our neighborhoods. We ask our teachers and school leaders to continue their amazing work of listening to our students and striving together to assure that public education is the great civil rights engine of democracy.

As we do every day, we will take all necessary steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff and schools.

And the work with our families to fulfill the American Dream continues today.”