For parents: Reassuring your child in times of crisis

Dear Cary Elementary Parents,

In light of the recent tragic events at the elementary school in Connecticut, we hope that the following resources can be helpful when talking with your children or answering questions they may have. At school we will not look to initiate conversations with the student but rather respond as appropriately as possible should they bring it up and then look to have small group or private conversations should their questions continue.

Thank you,

Rod Stanton


In times like these, children may be worried about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. We encourage parents to view these helpful guidelines for parents from the National Association of School Psychologists.

Talking to Children About Violence (PDF)

This is also a good time to review safety procedures with your child. Each school in the Wake County Public School System follows a protocol of lockdown procedures in case of emergency. It’s important for parents to be familiar with the procedures as well.

For parents: What happens during a lockdown?