Letter: A letter from Dr. Jeff Schuler

By on June 5, 2014

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Parker Wolfsmith, one of our eighth-grade students at Harter Middle School, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening. We want to extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to Parker’s family and friends.

The Harter Middle School Support Team on Monday met to implement the post-crisis plan to support students and staff that will be impacted by this tragic news. Additional counselors and staff will be present to provide support as students and staff grieve. The school library will be the primary location for students to receive support, but counselors will be checking classrooms and all staff members will be alert and aware to help students who may need it during the course of the day.

Conley Outreach has provided information regarding teens and grieving at its website, www.conleyoutreach.org. Students, teachers and parents may find this information useful. Conley Outreach Grief Care can be reached at (630) 365-2880. Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice also has grief support and can be reached at (630) 232-2233. Please keep Parker’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

As arrangement information becomes available, the information will be posted on the Kaneland website, www.kaneland.org.

Dr. Jeff Schuler, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Kaneland School District 302