Update – June 1, 2020
The events of the past week and weekend here in our community, and throughout the nation have been difficult to process. To see such a flagrant act of racism in Central Park and the senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis is unacceptable and cannot be rationalized. It saddens me that racism on any scale still exists, but the violence and murders that occur as a result… well, no word adequately describes it. While I can never understand what it is like to live as a black man or woman, it does not stop me from worrying about our young men, your sons.
Our school is founded on a belief in strong relationships. Those relationships are not defined by the color of our staff or our students. They are based in genuine care for one another, in seeing the value of our differences, and embracing the possibilities that exist for our students. We are blessed to be a part of a loving community with a devoted staff and committed families. We have so much to gain from the varied experiences, perspectives, and rich heritage of our students and families. We will not allow these acts of hate to overshadow or define the values we embrace. If you would like support in processing these recent events with your child, or your son has been traumatized by these current events, our staff is here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your Vertus family if you have questions, or need support. Stay safe, and be healthy!
Julie A. Locey, Principal
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