October 29th, 2023

Good evening families,

As we continue processing the recent tragic events in Lewiston, Maine, please know that we, at Washburn School, first and foremost value the physical safety and mental health of all community members. Our hearts are heavy for the families and friends directly impacted by these devastating events. 

We will be welcoming students back tomorrow with the following in place:


• Staff will begin their day on Monday, October 30th, processing together. This is to prepare staff with how to validate student emotions while also making efforts to ensure students’ feelings of safety.

• In order to accommodate this we will have a 2 hour delayed start. Students may begin arriving at 10:00 am.

- Students who ride a bus should expect to be picked up 2 hours later than usual.

- There will be CLC after school for those enrolled.

• There will be no morning Pre-K

Washburn School will have additional counselors available to emotionally support staff and students.

Our approach for teachers will be to respond to individual student needs, understanding that students are coming from a variety of knowledge and background regarding Wednesday’s events. Please know that your Washburn community is here to support you in any way we can. Please see the attached resources that School Counselors have put together for families who may need additional support. Please reach out to me directly if you have any questions. 


Meghan Wood

Washburn Principal