• April 17, 2019

    Dear Rheems Elementary School Parent/Guardian:

    The Elizabethtown Area School District regrets to inform you that today a student at Rheems Elementary School was injured playing on the school playground during recess. The injury resulted in the need for school staff to administer first aid and required an ambulance, out of caution, to be dispatched to the scene. While we cannot share details about the nature of the injury, we can say that although the situation was serious, it was not life threatening.

    Because your child was present when the classmate was injured, your son or daughter may be upset by what he or she saw (a friend being treated by our health department staff and an ambulance coming to the school). As such, some students may want to talk about their feelings. Parents are encouraged to allow their child to express his or her feelings and should be mindful of behavior changes.

    If you have questions about today’s incident, feel free to contact me by phone at (717) 367-9121 or by email at jacques_viau@etownschools.org.

    Jacques Viau Signature
    Jacques A. Viau