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SWR postpones homecoming festivities; football game will go on Saturday

10/03/2018 4:31 PM |

Shoreham-Wading River’s homecoming festivities have been postponed until the week of Oct. 22 following the tragic crash Sunday that left a 12-year-old middle school student dead.

The district announced that all spirit week festivities leading up to homecoming have been rescheduled. The football team’s game Saturday against Hampton Bays will be played as scheduled at 2:30 p.m. at Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field.

The final regular season football game against Bayport-Blue Point will now be a day game played Oct. 27 at 2 p.m., according to Section XI.

The Prodell Middle School open house, scheduled for Oct. 4, has also been canceled, and a new date has yet to be finalized.

According to a separate announcement on the district website, the District’s Crisis Response Team is in the process of implementing a plan to assist students who are coping with the loss of their peer. This includes an information session Wednesday evening from 5 to 6 p.m. at the middle school library for parents on helping children deal with grief.

The announcement said support services will be made available to students and staff as needed.

“Our thoughts are with all those involved in this accident, and our hearts and deepest condolences with the family and friends of the student who tragically passed away,” the district said.

A district spokesperson said no school officials would be made available for interviews.

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