Rockaway Township

School District

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    June 28, 2017


    Dear Rockaway Township School Parents and Guardians,

    Children and adults react to crisis, trauma and death in many different ways. As a school community, we understand that a variety of emotions, feelings and responses occur during difficult times. These emotions and feelings may continue and the most important thing that we can do is provide support and encouragement for our school-aged children.

    During the summer months, staff are available if there is a need to speak with someone regarding dealing with loss or trauma. If your child would like to speak to someone at our schools, please contact our schools or our central office. We can help arrange an opportunity to meet with one of our counselors or Child Study Team members.

    Our administrative team will be meeting over the summer to review all of our district procedures and plan for district wide community building at our schools. This will involve all of our students, staff and families as we seek ways to build strong family and community engagement as well as promote positive school culture and climate in all of our schools.

     As a follow up to my June 16 letter, we wanted to provide you with the following support information and resources:

    • If you would like to speak to someone in district or would like further information, please contact our middle or elementary school administrators or our central office.
    • New Bridge services through Mary Vineis and the Morris County Traumatic Loss Coalition has been working with us. A link to New Bridge services can be found at:

    • The National Child Traumatic Stress Coalition provides free information on a number of topics related to childhood stress and trauma:

    • The National Education Association provides a number of resources for parents to support children’s academic and social well-being:


     Our hope is that you and your family find times of refreshing as you, family and friends gather together this summer.



    Dr. Greg McGann


    Rockaway Township Schools...Opening minds, opening worlds so that every child's potential becomes a reality and challenges become opportunities for personal success!

    Mission Statement

    To nurture a supportive culture that embraces individual diversity and infuses cutting edge technology that will ensure academic, social and emotional success in a global society.

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