Message to Menands School Community

Dear Menands Families,

The Menands Union Free School District is aware of the recent communications being shared on Tik Tok and Instagram related to school violence. These communications have been circulating in school districts locally, statewide and nationally and do not pertain to any district in particular. Like many school districts, Menands has shared this information with local law enforcement and will be working closely with them to monitor this or any future communications.

We want to be very clear: a specific threat has not been made against Menands School, staff or students. This is a generalized threat that has been circulating around the state and country, and we just want you to be aware.

The district has a longstanding relationship with the Menands Police Department. As they do everyday, the Menands PD will be on site in the morning as students arrive and again at dismissal.

With that, we encourage you to report anything that seems out of the ordinary. Please remind your child that if they see or hear something, let us know. Their help in identifying and addressing these types of concerns is extremely important. Lastly, we would ask for your partnership in monitoring your child’s use of social media sites such as TikTok, Instagram and Facebook.

If you have information that you believe we should be aware of, please contact us as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will continue to keep you updated with any information that we receive.

Mrs. Cannavo & Dr. Long