We are heartbroken over yesterday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Many of you are shaken, and understandably so. This senseless act is so horrific that it is difficult to know how to respond. We grieve with the family members of the victims, and our hearts go out to the entire Uvalde community.
Counselors are available in all buildings to anyone in need. Please contact your child’s school counselor directly if you require assistance.
Any threat to school safety, no matter where it occurs in the country, hits close to home, as our job as educators is to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment to all students.
Safety is always our top priority at North Hills. We have resources and staff available in all of our buildings to provide assistance in various capacities, and our six-member school police department maintains a close relationship with the Ross Township and West View police departments.
Parents are reminded of the mental health support offered by our district through our school counselors, psychologists and Student Assistance Program (SAP).
You can help at home by reinforcing the ideals of our Sandy Hook Promise programs. Encourage your child(ren) to Start with Hello, focus on kindness and acceptance, and to include others, and remind them to Say Something when they need help or see someone else struggling.
To report school safety and security concerns, please continue to utilize our anonymous Safe2Say Something reporting system. The Safe2Say tip line is 1-844-SAF2SAY (1-844-723-2729). Tips can also be submitted online at www.safe2saypa.org/tip.
The following resources are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Resolve: 1-888-796-8226
- Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741
Additionally, we have linked several online resources below including how to talk to your children about school violence.
Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any additional questions or concerns.
North Hills School District Administration