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NPS Schools will be CLOSED on DECEMBER 3, 2021

Dear Northville Public Schools Families, Staff and Community,
 
This week has been very difficult for our community—across our region, county and here in Northville Public Schools.  We have heard from many of our students, families, and staff about the level of anxiety and grief you are feeling, and how you need time to process complex emotions and talk to your children about the tragic events at Oxford High School - made even more difficult by the level of social media posts and rumors circulating across the region. 
 
In light of this heightened level of concern across our community, and in order to provide additional time for regional law enforcement to appropriately review the volume of concerning social media posts across the region, we have made the decision to close Northville Public Schools on Friday, December 3, 2021.  This includes the cancellation of all after school events, practices, and activities on Friday, December 3, 2021.  Classes will resume on Monday, December 6, 2021.
 
There is no evidence of any credible threat against any of our schools at this time.  We have, and continue to be in close contact with our local law enforcement and they have worked on their own and with other law enforcement agencies to investigate social media rumors and threats to schools in our region and across the country.  We are aware that additional tips are still being investigated throughout our region — and if our partners in law enforcement ever uncover evidence that would put our students and staff in danger—or simply need more time to investigate, we will always err on the side of caution.
 
We also want to remind you of the various safety protocols we have in place to protect students, teachers and staff.  We continue to collaborate with and review our safety and security protocols with our local First Responders, including law enforcement agencies which includes our full time School Resource Officer.
While we are confident in these safety protocols, we know that we need the support of the entire community to protect the children we are privileged to serve. Thus, we would ask that you speak to your children and urge them to reach out to school officials directly or through the State of Michigan’s Ok2Say reporting link or via phone at 8-555-OK2SAY if they hear of any potential dangerous actions that may put our school community at harm.  Again, we take all incidents involving student and staff safety seriously and appreciate our partnerships with local law enforcement officials. We ask students, parents, and community members to report all suspicious or threatening activity to law enforcement and/or school/district administration immediately.
 
Your children are our children, and we will continue to do everything in our control to maintain safety in our schools. The following are resources to help you discuss this with your children:
 

We remain committed to working together as a community to ensure learning takes place in a safe environment. Thank you for your partnership with us on behalf of our children. If you have any questions, contact my office at (248) 344-3500 or nps@northvilleschools.org.

Sincerely,
 
Mary Kay Gallagher
Superintendent
Northville Public Schools