HARVARD -- Parents of students at Hildreth Elementary School received ConnectEd telephone calls on Sunday alerting parents of the sudden passing of longtime kindergarten teacher BarbaraAnn Gould. HES Principal Dr. Linda Dwight notified that Gould accidentally drowned Saturday night in a hot tub.
Grief councilors are to be on hand when the school opens on Monday. But in advance of classes on Monday, Dwight asked parents to talk with their children about the tragedy before attending school on Monday.
"The teachers in every grade level will be prepared to talk with the students and refer them on to grief counselors in the school, as needed," said Dwight. Parents were also emailed links to resources on how to broach the subjects of death and loss with young students.