Dear Granite District Patrons,
This message includes multiple attachments on two critical topics and a special event coming up this week.
This is National Suicide Prevention Week. Although suicide is the second leading cause of death among school age youth, it is preventable.
Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give warning signs. Parents, teachers, and friends are in a key position to pick up on these signs and get help. Attached is a brochure that describes warning signs, action steps, and community resources. Never take these warning signs lightly or promise to keep them secret.
Please join Granite School District in making suicide prevention a priority not just this week but all year long. If you are concerned about your student or have questions that require specific information, please reach out to your school. All Granite District schools are staffed with school social workers, psychologists and/or counselors ready to assist.
The District hosts several youth protection classes on substance abuse, mental health and other critical information for parents throughout the school year. The next scheduled offering will be held on October 9th at Hunter High. More information will be shared on that event in the near future.
Many of you have likely heard of the Norovirus outbreak in Utah County. The virus has now spread into Jordan School District, and we also now have several cases throughout the District.
The best help and support you can provide is to PLEASE keep sick children home. While we have several preventative measures in place to clean schools and sanitize them, this only helps to prevent the spread of disease. Attached to this email is information on the virus as including symptoms and treatment.
PTA Prevention Activity
The State PTA will be hosting a town hall meeting in conjunction with Parent’s Empowered. This event will feature First Lady, Jeanette Herbert and substance abuse experts. This will be held at Skyline High, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. An included attachment has some additional information.
Thank you for your support as we work to keep kids safe and healthy.
Granite School District