York Region District School Board (YRDSB) has issued the following statement regarding the plane crash in Iran on January 8.
Five YRDSB students died in this devastating tragedy, from four YRDSB schools: Adrienne Clarkson P.S., Beynon Fields P.S., Meadowbrook P.S. and Richmond Green S.S.
The YRDSB focus continues to be on providing support to students at the affected schools.
This is a tragedy that is being felt deeply in our community.
YRDSB will be hosting a community vigil to bring the community together and honour the lives of those who were lost. This is an outdoor event, so dress warmly.
The vigil will be held on January 13 at 6:30 p.m. outside Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning in Richmond Hill.
As a reminder, if you or someone you know is directly affected by this event, Victim Services of York Region (VSYR) is available at 905-953-5363 or toll free at 1-866-876-5423, extension 6790 to provide support.