April 15, 2021
Recently, there have been a number of troubling and potentially traumatic events in our world. Some of the events hitting very close to home. With the killing of Daunte Wright, on top of the Derek Chauvin trial, on top of a number of incidents of hate across our country at the expense of persons of Asian descent, on top of mass shooting incidents, on top of a school shooting in Tennessee, on top of impending budget cuts and changes within our own school district, and a number of other similar, potentially traumatic events, there is a great deal going on in our world for people to process. These events can be especially challenging for kids to process. Issues such as these can impact students in a number of ways. I’m very appreciative of the efforts by our school building teams for their great work in sharing messages of support with our students and families this week. Each of our students and their families is part of our Saber Family. We’re all on this journey through life together. As the messages shared by the schools stated, the teams in each of our schools are always available to support each and every one of our students, and to help their families navigate challenging and traumatic situations.
Mike Redmond, Shakopee Public Schools Superintendent