January 11, 2021
Dear Weston School Community,
It is with tremendous sadness in sharing that Robert (Bob) Lager the beloved custodian of the Woodland School died suddenly on Sunday evening.
It is an especially difficult time to experience such a loss, as we are unable to gather safely to share our respects and condolences. At this time, we respect the privacy of the family and send our deepest sympathies to them. The family would be pleased to accept written expressions. Please send cards, notes, letters, and pictures to: Woodland School C/O Family, 10 Alphabet Lane. We will update you with more information if and when it becomes available.
I imagine that a number of people in our community will be deeply affected by his death. Here are few links to resources about how to talk to children about the death of a loved one and support them while they are grieving:
- Helping Students Cope With Tragic Loss
- Addressing grief: Tips for Teachers and Administrators
- The Good Grief Program
Additionally, our counselors and psychologists throughout the district are available to support you. Please consult the list below for contact information. You are also welcome to contact District Psychologist Maddy Steinberg, Psy.D. directly at email@example.com or 781-786-5521 for support or assistance and/or to help you access community resources. If you would like, the Human Relations Service is available to you at any point as well at 781-235-4950.
Bob’s passing leaves a big hole in the fabric of our Woodland and Weston communities.
With deepest sympathies,
Dr. Midge Connolly
Superintendent, Weston Public Schools