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Schools in Newtown will be closed on Monday.  Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson says Sandy Hook Elementary School students will be relocated to Chalk Hill Middle School in Monroe. Those students will resume classes on Wednesday, while the rest of the district goes into session on Tuesday.

 

Robinson says staff will report on Monday for training session on how to help their students through the shooting tragedy.  Counselors will also go through training sessions.

 

Two locations in Newtown are opening their doors for counseling services.  On Sunday and Monday, Reed Intermediate School will be open from 7am to 7pm.  Newtown Youth & Family Services, located at 15 Berkshire Road, is open from 9am to 4pm Sunday.  No appointments are necessary.

 

The town of New Milford and the New Milford Clergy Association have planned a prayer vigil for Sunday night.  The vigil will be at the Bandstand on the Green from 6pm to 7pm.  Those joining are asked to bring candles.

 

An interfaith service being held at the Newtown High School auditorium tonight at 7pm will be attended by President Obama.

 

Danbury and Bethel schools will have additional police presence.  Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says the goal is to reassure students that the schools are a safe location.  Danbury did not go into lock down mode on Friday.  Guidelines for parents were either sent home or posted on the district websites from across the Greater Danbury region about how to answer children's questions about what unfolded Friday morning in Newtown.

 

Boughton says there will be a planning meeting tonight with Police Chief Al Baker, Superintendent of Schools Sal Pascarella and others about how to move forward this week.

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