November 23, 2021

Dear Conway Families,

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that we have had a loss in our Conway Middle School family. Geynuel Hiraldo, one of our 6th-grade students, died last night due to medical complications.  We know this loss might raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially with our students. Geynuel was a special young man that loved being a musician and was always looking for ways to help others.  Geynuel was eager to help fellow students overcome language barriers and often volunteered to translate for his teachers.  He will be greatly missed by his friends and our entire school family.  We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to his family and thank them for allowing us to share in his life.

Our goal is to assist our school family in understanding grief and to provide some helpful suggestions for coping.  If you want to discuss your concerns/questions with a member of our school staff, please feel free to call the school at 502-485-8233 to speak with a school based mental health team member.  Our school-based mental health team will be available to meet with our students and provide them with the support they need as they grieve the loss of a classmate.

We also recognize that you, as parents/guardians, will want to help your child if he/she talks about the death of the student.  Below are suggestions for you to help your child cope with this loss. If you feel you need additional assistance, please reach out to our school counselor and we will connect you with the appropriate resources.

We will make every effort to help your child and you as needed.

Greg Fehr
Conway Middle School