A Message from the Associate Head of School
On Wednesday, March 14, some of our students plan to participate in a 17-minute walkout in a stand against gun violence in schools. This is part of a national student walkout in response to the tragedy in Parkland, Florida. We plan to respect the desire of students who choose to voice their concerns about safety in schools.
This walkout is entirely student led, and we will not impose consequences on the students who participate, provided that students comply with expectations, rules, and regulations during their peaceful protest. We also recognize that some students will not participate, and their choice will also be respected.
Our task as educators is to be supportive of all of our students, and create a safe environment for their voices to be heard. We will communicate to all of our students that we expect this event will be a brief interruption in the school day, and that students will resume their studies promptly after the 17-minute event.
Andrew T. Mullin