June 1 Message from Deputy Superintendent Mulvey

June 1 Message from Deputy Superintendent Kevin Mulvey
Posted on 06/01/2020

June 1, 2020

 

Dear Parents and Guardians: 

I write to you today to discuss the concerning current events affecting all of us.  Not only are we living through the worst pandemic society has seen in one hundred years, we are now also experiencing            momentous civil unrest due to the mistreatment and death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

In our society, with its non-stop news cycle in many different formats, it is sometimes difficult to sort through all of the information and understand the basic facts of a news story.  Your child may have seen or heard media coverage dealing with acts of violence and vandalism that occurred in the aftermath of the  nationwide civil protests and if this is the case, it is important that your children be able to identify and express their feelings.  When there is a controversial news story including violence, hate and bias, young people will often respond emotionally and will need to properly express those feelings. Whether it is anger over a racial incident or sadness or fear about the escalated aftermath, it is important that children and teenagers are given the time and space to explore their feelings in a safe and supportive environment.  We recommend that you take an opportunity to speak with your children and help them process their feelings.  The link  below can help guide those conversations.

https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/table-talk

Should your child be experiencing difficulty or be in need of social or emotional support, please know that the Quincy Public Schools guidance staff is here to support each of our students.  If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Senior Director of Student Support Services Maura Papile at                     617-984-8898 or via email at maurapapile@quincypublicschools.com or contact me at 617-984-8766 or via email at kevinmulvey@quincypublicschools.com.

Thank you and be well.

Kevin W. Mulvey

Deputy Superintendent