Hello McKay Students and Families,
Today we learned of a devastating loss to the Royal Scot family. Andrew Rosas, one of our students, was killed in an off campus shooting earlier this week. This news is incredibly difficult for everyone, especially with us not all being here at school. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Andrew. He will always be a part of our school, our community and our McKay family.
When events such as this occur, it is not unusual for us to react with shock, sadness, fear, anger and other feelings. Those reactions may rise and fall throughout the remainder of the day, and even for days to come. Some of us will want to have quiet time alone, and others may want time to talk with peers or adults. Some of you who did not know Andrew may be ready for teachers to return to academics sooner than others.
I would like to remind us that we all need to practice patience and respect for each other. We encourage you to talk about Andrew and remember him. If you need additional help or time to talk about your feelings, please connect directly with your counselor. We will have counselors and crisis team members available all day and as long as you need them.
Your safety and your wellbeing, both physically and emotionally, are our greatest priorities. We are here for you. We will give you the space and the support you need to grieve.