Weld RE5J School District

Tragic Loss of Roosevelt Student

Dear parents and guardians of Roosevelt High School students:

It is with deep sadness that we inform you about a loss to our school community.  With the permission of his family, we share with you that on September 8th, Seth Campbell, one of our 11th grade students, passed away.  This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school community.

Roosevelt High School (RHS) has a team of mental health professionals trained to support students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times such as this.  RHS counselors are available to any student who needs or wants any type of assistance processing this loss.  Counselors from North Range Behavioral Health are also available to support students during this difficult time.  A support station will be located in the Roosevelt High School library beginning on Sunday, September 10th at 2:00 PM for students who wish to talk to a counselor. Additional support will also be available when students return to school next week.

We ask that you please be sensitive to any changes in your child’s behavior over the next few days. Encourage your child to express his or her feelings and listen attentively. It’s helpful to recognize the various steps we all go through in the grieving process: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Some of the common reactions that children experience when reacting to a traumatic event are:

  • Restlessness, nervous behavior
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping, nightmares
  • “Clingy” behavior, fear of being alone
  • Asking questions over and over again
  • Remembering previous losses and events

If you have any concerns about your child’s reaction to this loss, please contact me or be in touch with North Range Behavioral Health via phone at 970.347.2120 or visit their location at 928 12th Street in Greeley.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Campbell family.

Sincerely,

Trevor Long

Principal