Superintendent message regarding Homecoming game incidents

on October 16, 2021

Dear Monroe-Woodbury families,

We are grateful for the opportunity last evening to celebrate a victorious Homecoming football game against our friends in Middletown. It was a beautiful night under the lights for students and families as they cheered on our Crusaders. These types of school activities have been sorely missed during the past 18 months.

While most students, family members and guests enjoyed the camaraderie and high energy associated with a football game, there were a couple of incidents involving students fighting. In one instance, a parent struck a district administrator who was breaking up an altercation between students. There were no weapons involved. 

This type of behavior will not be tolerated by anyone on school property. We remind the young people in our schools every day that we expect them to be respectful, kind and compassionate. We ask that our family members partner with us in modeling this behavior for our students so that we can continue to enjoy school activities together in a safe environment.

I commend the district’s safety and high school administrative teams for their diligence and calm throughout the evening. While we were prepared for any circumstance, it is with a heavy heart that I share this message today.

Warm regards,

Elsie Rodriguez
Superintendent of Schools