August 2, 2017
The Rockaway Township School District is aware of the announcement yesterday of the notice of tort claim against the district by the parents of Mallory Grossman. So far, we have not seen that notice.
Because the case is still under investigation by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, and also the subject of a tort claim, under the advice of legal counsel, The Rockaway Township School District cannot discuss this case in public or with media.
The teachers, staff and administrators within the Rockaway Township School District are, as they have always been, and will continue to be, committed to protecting the rights and safety for all our students.
As our new school year begins in just over a month, our vigilance on behalf of our children and their quality education in our schools, is our primary focus and concern.
Dr. Greg McGann
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:
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!
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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