Dear Parent(s) (Guardians)
It is with great sadness that I must inform you that we have lost a member of our WPISD family. Coach William Brown passed away Saturday evening in a car accident. Coach Brown was a loved faculty member at the High School.
The High School student body met with the campus principal in an assembly this morning and then released to their 1st period class. Students were allowed to go to the library to seek assistance and grief counseling. Counselors, staff members and ministers have been assigned to this area.
Plans for Coach Brown’s students and classroom are as follows:
- Coach Brown’s classes will be meeting in an alternate classroom location until further notice.
- Mrs. Carpenter, former WPHS counselor, will be serving as the substitute teacher until a long-term sub has been assigned to the position.
- Every effort will be made to locate a long-term sub that holds a science certificate.
Over the next several days you may want to make yourself available to your child to talk about what has happened and to provide reassurance. A wide range of emotions might be expected and changes in eating and sleeping habits could occur. Changes that do not seem to improve over time should be brought to the attention of the school counselor or a mental health professional.