Superintendent's Message Regarding the Uvalde Tragedy

May 25, 2022

ASL Video: 

Dear Families,

We are all deeply saddened by the events of yesterday’s school shooting in Uvalde, TX.  For many of us these are like our backyard neighbors. We feel the incredible pain of the families of the students and staff that did not survive another senseless tragedy. 

Events like this raise all of our anxiety levels.  There is no one simple answer to school safety, however, we at TSD are committed to student and staff well-being. We also recognize that it is important for students to have caring relationships with adults in our school. Our counselors, classroom teachers, dorm staff and others are here to provide support as needed. 

We encourage staff and parents to visit the National Association of School Psychologists website for advice on talking to children about violence. 

As we approach the end of this school year, I want to thank you for sharing your beautiful children with us and when they arrive home next week, hug them just a little tighter. 

With a heavy heart, 

Claire Bugen



Please see resources below:

From @TexasHHSC: Facing a Mental Health Crisis? If you or someone you know are faced with a mental health crisis, please call the crisis hotline of the local mental health or local behavioral health authority for your county.

From @TexasDFPS: The Texas Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) is a mental health resource that provides training for primary care providers to help treat young patients with mental health issues. Learn more about these free services.


From @TxDPS: DPS is asking for the public’s help. Do you have information about the mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022? Please submit a report with any information you have — even the smallest details — using

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National Domestic Violence Hotline
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