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It’s with a heavy heart that I share some sad news today.  As you may have already heard, Sunday morning we lost long-time colleague and friend, Kathy Aplanalp.  Kathy was a Teacher, Counselor and always an advocate for the students in Colusa USD.  We will miss her bright smile, wonderful laughter, and keen insights.  Kathy made CUSD a better place with her presence, and impacted the lives of thousands of students over the years. Our deepest condolences go out to her family. 


Please watch your children closely for the next few days as this type of news can, obviously, be very difficult for young people to process.  How children react will depend on the relationship they had with Mrs. Aplanalp, their age, level of development, and their prior experience with death. Your child may: appear unaffected, ask questions about the death often, be angry or aggressive, be withdrawn or moody, be sad or depressed, become fearful or scared, have difficulty sleeping or eating.  


We suggest you listen to your children. If they want to talk, answer their questions simply, honestly and be prepared to answer the same questions repeatedly.  You should see these behaviors fade over time.  Share with your child's teacher any concerns you might have about how they are dealing with this loss.  We do have extra counselors and support staff on standby if students or staff need to talk.  The experts in these matters tell us the best thing to do is allow for the grieving process, but return to normal operations as quickly as possible.  Children often take comfort in the safety of familiar routines.  


At this time we have no details on any services or about donations for Kathy’s children.  When we get that information, it will be shared to everyone as well.


Thank you,

Dwayne Newman



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