Letter from the Superintendent:: 6/12/22Dear Oswego City School District Community,
It is with deep sorrow that I am writing to share that an Oswego Middle School student passed away Sunday morning after a car accident. At this time, we are not releasing the student’s name out of respect for the family and to ensure their privacy.
We are truly heartbroken and extend our sincere sympathy to his family and our entire OCSD community as we share in their grief.
The Oswego Middle School and the district will provide an opportunity for students and staff throughout the district to discuss and work through the grief process. Students and staff will have the option to participate in counseling provided by members of the school Crisis Response Team. Participation in these activities is voluntary. Staff will continue to be available as needed to help students as they process their grief.
It will be helpful to recognize the various steps we all go through in the grieving process: denial, anger, depression and acceptance. Some of the common reactions that children experience when reacting to a traumatic event are:
- Restlessness, nervous behavior
- Trouble concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping, nightmares
- “Clingy” behavior, fear of being alone
- Asking questions over and over again
- Remembering previous losses and events
If you have any concerns about your child’s reactions to this loss, feel free to contact your child’s teacher, the school counselors or the administrative staff. Our counselors can also provide a list of school community resources.
Thank you for your concern at this difficult time.
Yours in Education,
Mathis Calvin III, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools