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Mr. Jim Klingensmilth

Mr. Jim Klingensmith

Dear Students and Families,

It comes with great sorrow to inform you that a member of our Campbell family, Mr. Jim Klingensmilth, our principal, has passed away today, December 17, 2021.

Death can be difficult to understand, especially when it is unexpected. Many of us may be confronted with various emotions, which might include shock, sadness, and confusion. I want to assure you that we, the Campbell City School District staff, care about you and the feelings you may be experiencing.

Please understand, on December 20th and 21st the District will implement remote learning for all students. The buildings will be open only for in-person student grief counseling.

We want to support you during this time. The Crisis Response Team will be available to meet with students to assist you in dealing with any feelings you may be having. You might wish to share memories you have of Mr. Klingensmith. The entire caring staff is here to help you. They will listen to you and help you express your emotions in a safe place. Parents are welcome to call the school and schedule a time to meet with a counselor Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Any time death touches us, it is incredibly stressful. This unexpected death may be quite shocking to you and confusing. We especially want you to know of our care and support for these reasons.


Matthew L. Bowen, Superintendent
Campbell City Schools

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