Tragic Passing of Ridge Student

November 23, 2020

Dear Longwood School Community,

Our community has suffered a heartbreaking loss. This morning, the District was saddened to learn of the sudden passing of one of our precious students at Ridge Elementary School.  Out of respect for the family and their privacy, we will not be releasing any further information.

This profound tragedy has made a tremendous impact on the community, and our Crisis Response Teams have been mobilized to meet the needs of our students and staff.

A student's passing is a difficult and challenging situation that can generate a high level of anxiety and distress for students. We encourage you to discuss their thoughts and feelings to help them work through grief or concerns. Resources on speaking with your child are available here.

If you feel that your child would like to speak to a counselor or other caring adult, please do not hesitate to call our schools and let us know.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family as they grieve during this time of tremendous loss.


Dr. Michael R. Lonergan
Superintendent of Schools

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