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Newbury Local Schools


Newbury Local Board of Education

14775 Auburn Road ~ Newbury, Ohio  44065

Phone 440-564-5501 ~ Fax 440-564-9460

Superintendent: Dr. Jacqueline A. Hoynes           Treasurer: Sarah L. Palm




October 7, 2018



Dear Parent,


On behalf of the Newbury Local School District, I am deeply saddened to share that a member of our school community, Mr. Robert Michael, a teacher in our Social Studies Department, has passed away.  Mr. Michael, a member of the Newbury Family for the past 30 years, was a well-respected teacher and coach.  He was passionate about teaching young people and he will be sorely missed. We will be informing the students of Mr. Michael’s death on Monday morning, as well as the school counseling services available to them. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students.


Grief is the normal, necessary and individual process that occurs after a loss.   Your child may be feeling many different emotions:  shock, sadness, confusion, even some anger.  What is most important is that we care for and support them and each other during this time.  Our school will be providing grief counselors and support staff onsite beginning Monday and continuing as long as needed.


We have included a summary page on grief and local resources that are available to provide you support.  However, if you are concerned about your child or if you have questions or concerns regarding how your child is coping please feel free to contact Mr. Chaffee or me so that we can support him/her through this process. 





Dr. Jacqueline A. Hoynes




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