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 A message from Blair Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Gilson:

I hope this message finds you safe and well during what has undoubtedly been a challenging time for our community. As we continue to assess and respond to the aftermath of the recent tornados, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to those who have lost their homes or experienced damage due to these devastating events.

To our affected families, please know that you are not alone. Blair Community Schools stands with you during this difficult time, and we are here to offer our care, support, and assistance in any way we can. If you, your family, or someone you know has been impacted by the storm, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can email me directly at [email protected] so that we can coordinate efforts to provide support and resources to your family.

Recognizing that the aftermath of a natural disaster can be emotionally challenging, we will make counseling and support services available to students, staff, and families as needed. Our guidance counselors and support staff will be on hand to provide assistance and resources for coping and healing.

Each building administrator will meet with staff prior to school on Monday to identify a safe room/crisis center for students. These rooms will provide activities and support personnel, and large groups will be broken into smaller groups. If your child is in need of support, please contact the school and request a counselor. We believe it is essential to keep the school schedule as regular as possible to ensure the routine structure remains intact for students to feel safe.

For those in need of immediate assistance, the Red Cross has opened shelters at the following locations:

First Lutheran Church

  • 2146 Wright St, Blair, NE 68008

Common Ground Community Center

  • 1701 Veterans Dr, Elkhorn, NE 68022

For those affected near Bennington, help can be found at the following locations:

Three Timbers Church

  • S 2nd and Warehouse Street

St. John's Lutheran Church

  • N Molly Street and Howard Lane

City Hall

  • 156th Street and Warehouse Street

Furthermore, Blair Community Schools offers free counseling services to families through Arbor Family Counseling. If you or your loved ones are in need of emotional support during this challenging time, please call Arbor Family Counseling at (402) 330-0960.

As we come together as a community to support one another and rebuild, let us continue to show kindness, compassion, resilience, and solidarity. Together, we will navigate through this difficult period and emerge stronger than ever before.


Randall Gilson, Ed.D.