With the Sierra Vista Unified School District reporting the passing of a Buena High School senior in October, interim Principal Nicole Young shares the school’s protocol for handling such cases.

“As soon as we’re notified, we start the procedure to notify staff and then families within that day that we’re notified — if possible,” said Young. “We want to help our students as they get through this process. The grieving process is difficult for everyone, and it’s especially — you know — if this is something that’s new to you or something that’s really close to you.”

Need help? Contact Buena High School counseling department at buenacounseling@svps.k12.az.us.

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