Rocky Mountain Prep Logo
Enroll
Enroll
Enroll

Schools reopen Friday, support available

October 05, 2023
By Sally Winter

Dear Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest, Westwood, and SMART communities,

We hope this message finds you all well and safe. We are writing to let you know that all three campuses will open on Friday, October 6. 

The safety and well-being of students is our top priority at Rocky Mountain Prep, and we will have on-site support for our students and families. RMP Southwest, Westwood, and SMART will all have two mental health providers onsite. If you would like your child to speak with someone at school please directly communicate with school staff. If needed, students will have access to one-on-one support with our staff.

We know there is a lot of discussion and conversation happening in our community about yesterday's events and the impact of gun violence on our students. Our team will approach this discussion in age-appropriate ways and with professional support tomorrow. Because this is an ongoing police investigation, there is not a lot of information we can share about the incident.

Violence is hard for us all to understand. Returning to school is important because this is where we can continue to learn, grow, and find a sense of normalcy, even during challenging times. As you continually support your child at home, do things you enjoy, stick to your normal routine, and be with friends and family in these times. 

We invite you to join us for Community Cafecitos so we can hear from you and offer support: 

  • RMP Westwood and RMP SMART joint Community Cafecito: Tuesday, October 10, 8:30 am 
  • RMP Southwest Community Cafecito: Tuesday, October 10, 8:45 am 

Please check in with your child and see how they are doing.  These are some resources that may be helpful: 

  • Rocky Mountain Crisis Partnership 1-844-493-8255
  • Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) 303-504-6500
  • Second Wind Fund 720-962-0706
  • Safe2Tell Colorado (report anonymously) 1-877-542-7233
  • Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-8255, Text “TALK” to 38255
  • Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event (ENG) (ESP)

In the meantime, we are here for you and your child, and we are eager to welcome our community back tomorrow morning. 

Sincerely,

Bridget Tiebout
Principal, RMP Southwest

Alejandra Najera
Principal, RMP Westwood

Chelsea Yondo
Principal, RMP SMART 

_____________________

 

Estimadas familias de Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest, Westwood y SMART: 

Esperamos que al recibir este mensaje todos estén bien y seguros. Les escribimos para informar que las tres escuelas estarán abiertas el viernes 6 de octubre. 

La seguridad y bienestar de los estudiantes es nuestra prioridad principal en Rocky Mountain Prep. Tendremos apoyo en las escuelas para nuestros estudiantes y sus familias. RMP Southwest, Westwood y SMART tendrán dos proveedores de salud mental en persona en cada escuela. Si quiere que su hijo(a) hable con alguien en la escuela, por favor, comuníquese directamente con el personal. Si es necesario, los estudiantes tendrán acceso a apoyo individual con nuestro personal. 

Sabemos que se está hablando mucho en nuestra comunidad sobre lo que sucedió ayer y el impacto de la violencia con armas en nuestros estudiantes. Nuestro equipo tratará este tema en una forma adecuada para cada edad y con apoyo profesional mañana. Debido a que la investigación policial continúa, no tenemos mucha información que compartir sobre el incidente.

Es difícil para todos nosotros entender la violencia. Regresar a la escuela es importante porque ahí es donde podemos seguir aprendiendo, madurando y encontrando un sentido de normalidad, aún en tiempos difíciles. Mientras ustedes siguen apoyando a sus hijos en casa, hagan cosas que disfruten, apéguense a su rutina normal y pasen tiempo con amigos y familiares en este momento. 

Los invitamos a acompañarnos a los Cafecitos Comunitarios para escucharlos y ofrecerles apoyo: 

  • RMP Westwood y RMP SMART - Cafecito Comunitario simultáneo: Martes 10 de octubre a las 8:30 a.m.
  • RMP Southwest - Cafecito Comunitario: Martes 10 de octubre a las 8:45 a.m.

Por favor, hablen con sus hijos para saber cómo se sienten. Aquí tienen algunos recursos que podrían ser útiles:

  • Rocky Mountain Crisis Partnership 1-844-493-8255  (Ayuda para crisis)
  • Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) 303-504-6500  (Salud mental)
  • Second Wind Fund 720-962-0706   (Apoyo para prevención del suicidio)
  • Safe2Tell Colorado (report anonymously) 1-877-542-7233  (Reporte anónimo)
  • Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-8255, Text “TALK” to 38255 (Servicios para crisis)
  • Consejos para sobrevivientes de desastres y otros eventos traumáticos (ENG) (ESP)

Mientras tanto, estamos aquí para ustedes y sus hijos. Los esperamos con gusto para dar la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad de regreso mañana en la mañana. 

Atentamente,

Bridget Tiebout
Directora, RMP Southwest

Alejandra Najera
Directora, RMP Westwood

Chelsea Yondo
Directora, RMP SMART 

MORE RMP NEWS

students playing

November 18, 2021

GRATITUDE FROM OUR SOUTHWEST STUDENTS

After an immensely challenging year and a half, one of the things I’m most thankful for is being back in person with the incredible students that make up our RMP […]

Read More

Speech-and-Debate-qualifiers

April 20, 2021

Accountability in today's verdict and more work toward justice

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin, an officer of the state, for nothing more than allegedly presenting a counterfeit bill at a […]

Read More

January 05, 2022

STRIVE Prep - Lake remote through Jan. 7

STRIVE Prep - Lake will be moving to a fully remote learning model for the remainder of this week of school beginning Wednesday, January 5 and continuing through Friday, January […]

Read More

October 15, 2020

Middle and high schools to remain remote through second quarter; elementary students to return in-person

We hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. This message is to provide you with an update about student learning for the second quarter. […]

Read More

bookphone-handsetmap-markercalendar-fullchevron-downarrow-rightcross-circletext-align-right