The students and staff at Stony Brook are truly phenomenal!
This morning our regular routine of entering the building was adjusted to allow the staff to help respectfully look through students' school bags as they entered the building. It was well organized and did not have any impact on the start of the day. Students were respectful and cooperative and the teachers were able to chat with each student entering the building making everyone feel comfortable and welcomed. While I do not anticipate needing to look through bags on a regular basis, the individual connections and greetings everyone made was certainly a positive way to start the day.
I am very grateful to work with such a caring, compassionate group of teachers, staff and students. Additionally, the support of the Westford Police and Fire departments has been tremendous and the entire Stony Brook community is appreciative of their dedication and attention to our care.
Finally, I would like to thank all of the parents for being supportive and trusting that we would handle this morning's entrance with integrity and respect.
Dr. Christopher Chew
Stony Brook School
Westford, MA 01886