April 15, 2022
5th – 8th Grade Parents,
It is with deep sadness that I send this letter out. Yesterday, we lost Mrs. Hollie Kendall in a car accident. Mrs. Kendall was a para professional at NVJH and did a great job working with students. She cared deeply and was willing to do whatever it took to help the students succeed.
Services for Mrs. Kendall will be Tuesday, April 19th at 10:30am at the Huck Boyd Center in Phillipsburg. A bus will be provided for all 5th – 8th grade students along with staff to attend the service. The bus will depart the school at 9:30am and plan on returning after the service around 12:00pm in time for lunch in Long Island.
If a student is uncomfortable in attending the service, or if a parent is uncomfortable in sending their child, that is acceptable. We just ask that those requests are communicated to the school, so alternate plans can be made.
Yesterday was a tough day, but it was also one of pride in seeing our students and staff rally together and support each other through such a tragic event. A vigil will be held tonight in the Long Island school gym from 6pm to 7pm. All are invited to share and honor the life of Mrs. Kendall.
Marvin J. Gebhard
PreK-8th Principal