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Elementary student Kaine Pero passes away

Dear families,

It is with great sadness to share that elementary student Kaine Pero passed away on Saturday. Our thoughts are with Kaine’s family and friends during this difficult time.

This news is very upsetting for our CCS community. Our entire mental health team will be available tomorrow to support your child during this difficult time. If your child is in need of support, call the elementary office at 518-677-8527 ext. 1416. The mental health team is also working with Care Solace to provide additional grief counseling to those in need. Please contact a member of our mental health team and they can connect individuals to a Care Solace case manager. Additionally, you can visit https://www.caresolace.com/site/cambridgecsd to set up an appointment with Care Solace.

Here are three articles for talking to children about death and helping children cope with grief.

We recognize that this news is challenging to process and we are committed to supporting our entire school community throughout this difficult time.