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Dear North High School Community
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 3:50 PM

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Dear North High School Community,

Last week was a tough one for our school community. We found out one of our former students was killed, and while this event did not take place at our school, it deeply impacted our school community.

When things like this happen, we all share in the grief and sense of loss and work together to support each other and our school community. We make sure school counselors, social workers and other staff are available to speak with students and staff, and we create safe spaces for students to process their emotions.

We also do our best to keep families informed when incidents involve our students, but please understand that in some instances, sharing too much information can have negative effects. I will always put our students first. I’m asking for your trust in my professional expertise, my judgement as a longtime principal, and my deep commitment to the students and staff in the North community.

If you have concerns or questions, please bring them to me so we can have a discussion. Our families are an important part of our school community and of our students’ academic success. Thank you for all you do to support North and our students.


Dr. Shawn Harris Berry

Principal, North High School