Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Tragedy One-Year Commemoration - A Day of Service and Love
February 14, 2019, will be A Day of Service and Love at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School. It will be a day to give back to the community in honor of MSD’s 17 fallen eagles, the students and staff who were lost one year ago. The school will be open from 7:40 a.m. until noon, during which time students can participate in service projects including serving breakfast to local first responders and packing meals for undernourished children.
In addition, at 10:17 a.m., the entire District, the community-at-large, and everyone in Broward County and beyond is asked to observe a moment of silence to honor those whose lives were lost and recognize those injured during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.
A few highlights regarding the one-year commemoration include:
At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:
- Students will begin projects at 7:40 a.m. and will dismiss at 11:40 a.m. The school will close at noon.
- District staff and community partners will provide service-learning activities alongside MSD staff.
- Mental health staff will be available and the Wellness Center, located on the school’s campus, will be open.
- Therapy dogs will be available.
- BCPS Technical Colleges will provide Services with Love to staff and students, including but not limited to manicures, massages, and healthy cooking demonstrations.
At schools throughout the District:
- Schools will remain open and operate on normal schedules on February 14, 2019.
- Schools are encouraged to participate in A Day of Service and Love and engage students in school-based activities that serve others within their schools or local community. Specific activities will vary per school.
- The District is providing guidance to school leaders regarding the one-year Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School commemoration.
- The entire District will observe a moment of silence at 10:17 a.m.
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie has invited Florida’s 66 other school districts to virtually join Broward County Public Schools in the one-year commemoration of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.
Information and Resources
The Parents Guide, prepared in collaboration with the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, provides advice on how to talk with and support your children, as well as a summary of some of the support services available for your family. Read the Parents Guide
Acts of Service and Love
For additional local resources, please access the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) crisis support site: www.browardschools.com/crisissupport
- BCPS Mental Health Portal: bcps-mentalhealth.com
- Dial 2-1-1 BROWARD for ALL Services | (or 954-537-0211) | browardconnections.org
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 | suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP
If You See Something, Say Something
Anonymous tip line for reporting potential school threats or other school-related safety and security concerns. Parents and students can report tips via:
Allows individuals to instantly report suspicious activity to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials. The app is free and available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices. The Florida Legislature directed the development of this tool through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.Supported by Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) - allows individuals in Broward County the ability to communicate with law enforcement seamlessly and report potential threats and suspicious activity. The app is free and available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices.