For the second year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School, the anniversary falls on a school day. Newtown Superintendent of Schools Dr Joseph Erardi sent an email to parents ahead of December 14th to say that the district will mark the occasion with teaching an learning.
Erardi wrote that many will find private space for personal reflection as the community continues to recover from the unconscionable act of violence. The schools will provide talking points for parents if requested.
Last year was the first year that 12-14 was a school day, and Erardi says they plan to follow a similar day. There will be a moment of silence and age appropriate messages for older students.