It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of one of our beloved high school students. While we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family, our school staff is committed to providing support for our students and staff who may be affected by the loss of someone dear to them.
Death can have a powerful effect on students, particularly those who knew or were related to the student. We, therefore, encourage you to listen to your child and to discuss with them any feelings and reactions they may have to the death of a friend or classmate and watch for any signs of stress, including:
Sleep difficulties, Changes in appetite, Inability to concentrate, Irritability, Thoughts about death or dying, Isolation or withdrawing from normal activities and friends, Increased aggression or acting out, Separation anxiety, Fearfulness and worries, Guilt
If these or any unusual symptoms present a cause for concern, please call or seek out assistance for your child. School Counselors are available to talk with students who are experiencing sadness. Please click "Learn More" below for additional resources available for your family and child.
The passing of a friend or acquaintance is always painful to understand, particularly for those who are experiencing the finality of death for the first time. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your child. Our school staff remains committed to providing needed support at school today and every day.
Please join us at the Fifth Annual Copley-Fairlawn Schools Foundation Casino Night being held Saturday November 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM at St. George's Church at 3204 Ridgewood Rd. Try your luck while helping raise funds for Copley's graduating seniors and classroom teacher grants. Sponsorships are available!
The Copley-Fairlawn City School District (CFCSD) is proud to offer students school-based social work and mental health services to address every child's needs, which are provided by Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) Thomas Deiotte and Amy Gray.
Kathy Casper, physical education teacher at Copley-Fairlawn City School District's Fort Island Primary School, was recently awarded the Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award by the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAPHERD).