Conflict in Ukraine

Conflict in Ukraine

Dear Spencerport Families,

My heart and mind are heavy as I watch the international news and I am troubled by the shocking Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Please know that our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people as they navigate the fear and uncertainty of this war. I especially want our Ukrainian students, staff and families to know you have our unwavering support. I cannot imagine the fear and anxiety you are experiencing and I invite you to reach out to our counselors or administrators for support if needed.

We strongly encourage families to have conversations with their children to address any concerns they may have about what they have seen online, in the news and from their peers. There is no easy way to have these discussions, but you may find the following resource helpful: 5 Ways to Help Kids Deal with Disturbing News.

Lastly, any time violence touches our lives, it may trigger feelings of trauma or loss. These are normal reactions and I encourage you to inform your child’s teacher or counselor if there is additional information the school should be aware of so we can provide the support your child needs. As I shared yesterday, please refer to resources and contact information on our Family Support Center web page.

Thank you for your compassion and for supporting those who need us most in these increasingly difficult times.



Kristin Swann

Superintendent of Schools