LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Schools (LPS) community has announced the sudden loss of a student on Thursday, whose family has asked for privacy at this time.
Superintendent Dr. Matthew Block stated that the district’s “sympathies go out to the student’s family and friends” and urged community members to “keep them in our hearts and in our thoughts.”
He also reminded LPS students of the resources that are available to them through the district to help them cope with this loss.
“While I know we are all grieving at this sad time, I want to thank the high school administration and the Livingston Public Schools counseling department for all of their efforts to support our students, staff and families as we all struggle with this loss,” he said. “We are so fortunate to have a caring and dedicated team to assist us in this difficult time.”
In addition to the guidance staff on hand to assist students during this time, the district also shared the following resources as options for families to consider visiting:
- Grief Speaks Counseling for Kids and Adults Coping with Grief and Loss
- Rutgers University’s Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth Program
- The Alcove Center for Grieving Children & Families