May 25, 2022
Dear Seymour Public Schools Community,
On 05/24/2022 we were saddened to learn of yet another school shooting tragedy that occurred at an elementary school this time in Texas.
This tragedy can be felt across the country. This is almost impossible to process that so many young lives were lost. We are heartbroken.
Some students who may have heard about this tragedy may feel nervous or apprehensive about coming to school. It’s not a bad thing to talk about being safe at school with your child. Children need to be able to talk about such things and feel they are being heard.
If your child feels nervous while in school please let them know they can talk to their: teacher, school nurse, school counselor or their respective Principal. We will provide support to any students and staff who reach out to us.
Seymour Public Schools has continued to be proactive and a leader in school security ensuring our students feel safe, protected and are ready to learn in a safe environment.
We constantly train, plan and practice with our Seymour Emergency Services Departments to make sure we are taking all necessary precautions to keep our Seymour Schools a safe place for our students and staff. Chief of Police John Bucherati has assured us that an extra police presence will be at our schools for the next several days as a precautionary measure.
Our teachers have all gone through intense realistic emergency response training to an active armed intruder situation. Teachers have been trained on how to run, hide, barricade and fight back to protect our students.
We have an all Hazards Emergency Response Plan that is constantly updated, practiced by students and staff at various times throughout the School Year. We continually practice evacuations, lockdowns and shelter in place with all students and staff so in the event an incident were to occur we know how to respond.
We have a strong partnership with our law enforcement partners. Officers randomly patrol our schools throughout the day at various times as well as randomly walk the interior of our buildings. Each school either has a School Resource Officer or a trained experienced armed School Security Officer as added protection.
We do our best to keep our schools a safe place. If you need further information, have questions or concerns, please free to contact Superintendent of school Dr. Susan Compton at 203.888.4564 x1904 or Director of Security Rich Kearns at 203-888-2561 ext. 1003
Dr. Susan Compton Rich Kearns
Superintendent Director of Security