Sad News

Dear NELSD Families:
 
It is with great sadness that I share with you that one of our rising freshmen students at Kenton Ridge High School, Landon Shaffer, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022, in his home. Our heartfelt condolences are with his family and friends during this challenging time.
 
Landon’s Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kenton Ridge High School Gymnasium.

The death of a child is always a heartbreaking and upsetting event and can often have a profound effect on the student’s friends and classmates. In times like these, we must continue coming together and supporting each other as a community. Children need to be allowed to talk through their feelings and reactions age-appropriately. We recommend you encourage your child to talk about their feelings while you listen attentively to what they are saying and watch their behaviors over the next few days.

We know this loss also touches the hearts of many of our community members and also want to share some resources for families as they approach difficult conversations around grief.
As always, we appreciate our community and the many ways we look after one another. Please keep Landon’s family and friends in your thoughts.
 
With sincere appreciation,

John P. Kronour, Ph.D.
Superintendent
Northeastern Local Schools



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