This was sent out via email this morning from Briarcliff Manor schools:
I regret to have to inform you that Mr. (Eugene) Coe, second grade teacher at the Todd School, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning. As we attempt to reconcile this loss, Ms. McDermott, district administration and faculty are working to put together a plan that will best enable our school community to do the same. Prior to the start of school, members of the Todd administration and staff will reach out to the families of Mr. Coe’s class and to those we feel may be most directly affected.
Members of our Crisis Management Team as well as volunteers from our region will be on hand when school opens to ensure that students and families are provided with support and guidance. Our focus will be with helping students and families cope with the distress some may experience upon hearing the news or returning to school. Children, in particular, will need the love and support of teachers, staff and parents to cope with this loss and move to a constructive place.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any members of our team. We are here for you and for your children.
Superintendent, Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District