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A Letter from the Principal
Friday, December 7, 2018 8:25 AM

Dear Edison Community,

It's been an emotional week at Edison. Our lunchroom was the site of unacceptable student behavior. We are troubled that these incidents happened on our campus and within our student body. This kind of behavior must stop.

We will continue to work with our school and district teams to restore Edison to a place of peace and learning. To all of you who have reached out to tell us that you still believe in Edison, I thank you. We know we can recover with your support.

I hope that we will all consider how we can build and maintain the safe, respectful school culture at Edison that every one of our students deserves. The majority of us already do that - and I thank you for that. Let's think about ways we can ensure all​ of us contribute positively, by taking actions such as:

  • Contacting school staff about any ongoing conflicts that may make their way back into the school. Don't take the issue into your own hands.
  • Taking advantage of neutral conflict resolution resources available right in our own school. Our Deans and Social Workers are ready to support you with mediation and restorative circles.
  • Seeking out your Counselor, Social Worker, or our Mental Health Collaborative for support when you need it.
  • Not using physical force to resolve a problem. It doesn't fix anything. When you choose violence, you not only hurt others, you make yourself vulnerable to harm and serious consequences - both school and legal.
  • Refraining from the use of cell phones, particularly social media, when in school. Focus on your learning and avoid emotional triggers.
  • Looking out for each other, treating each other with kindness and respect, and making the most of the opportunities to learn and grow.

Students must feel safe to learn. That requires the cooperation of all students, staff, and families. During this time, throughout the winter break and next year when we return to Edison, let's treat each other the way we want to be treated. Be good​ to one another.

Eryn Warne

Principal, Edison High School

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​What's Next?

Support.

​Our Student Support team is ready to help students impacted by the incidents this week. Our first priority is to restore feelings of safety and support. Any student can access help - just let your teacher of another trusted adult know that you would like to visit the Student Support room (102).

​Respond.

​Our Administration and Student Conduct team will utilize the District Behavior Policy and Student Conflict and Intervention Handbook to deliver appropriate disciplinary responses to those involved in this week's incidents.

​Revise.

​The Administrative Team will call together groups of students, staff, and parents to examine Edison's climate, safety protocols, supervision plans, and Social Emotional support and education needs. These groups will help us make necessary revisions to our current strategies.

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