This letter is being sent home with all students today. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.
November 8. 2012
On November 7, 2012 at approximately 3:30 pm a vehicle at the corner of Portage Avenue and Ferry Road struck a George Waters Middle School student. Today, we can confirm that the student is in stable condition and recovering in hospital.
Students have been informed of the incident by school administration and classroom teachers in a supportive manner. In addition, a counseling center was set up in the school, where those students most affected could receive further supports. It is hoped that by providing a supportive place for students it is believed that they would be able to understand and cope with the incident.
We encourage students to express their feelings here at school. We also encourage parents to discuss the incident at home. Listening to your child and acknowledging their feelings will be helpful. As each child and his/her experiences are different, the need for discussion and support will vary.
We would also ask parents to review road safety rules with their child and stress the importance of obeying crossing signals at busy intersections. Please contact the school office if you have any questions or concerns.