Ossining Schools Enhance Supervision After Shooting

Ossining UFSD Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Glassman addresses the community after the Newtown shooting.

The following is from the Ossining Union Free School District:

Dear Colleagues, Parents/Guardians, Families, Students, and Neighbors:

At this time you may be aware of the tragedies surrounding the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  Our hearts and sympathies are extended to all.

Please know that in the Ossining School District and the greater Ossining Community, we have been proactive in order to protect our students, staff, and community at large.  We have contacted the Police Department and communicated directly with Captain Scott Craven who generously initiated police support in our schools and in our community today.  Our BOCES Regional Safety Coordinator Michael Sellet from Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES was contacted in addition to the Police. 

Today, supervision in our schools was enhanced even further.  As always and next week in particular, our Principals will once again review their School Emergency Plans with their School Emergency Response Teams to reinforce our vigilance in protecting our students and staff as well as ensuring high levels of safety and security.

As partners in protection of everyone in our schools and community, we thank you, too, for your efforts relative to safety and securit

Please remember, “If you see something, say something.”

Please know that the safety, security, and well being of our students, staff, and families are our highest priorities. 

Thank you again.


Sincerely yours,

Dr. Phyllis Glassman

Superintendent of Schools


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