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Beloved FHSD Student Touched Many Lives

It is with a heavy heart that we share the painful news that Anderson High School student, Jeremy Bernstein, died due to medical complications Sunday, April 25, 2021.  Jeremy battled complex medical needs for several years including during his time as an ESC student. Peer helpers and staff developed close relationships with him.  In addition to Anderson, Jeremy attended Mercer preschool, Ayer Elementary, and Nagel Middle School.  Jeremy touched many lives within the district, from staff to students.

AHS is utilizing the FHSD Traumatic Event Crisis Intervention Plan (TECIP) which includes support from district staff, school counselors, school psychologists, and other mental health professionals.  Our FHSD TECIP team has a plan to address students' immediate needs and will do so on an ongoing basis.  

If you would like additional resources, please see resources from Fernside Center for Grieving Children, including How to help a grieving child. Should you have concerns or questions, feel free to contact your child’s principal or school counselor. The emotional well-being of all our FHSD families is always a priority.   

In accordance with the family’s wishes and honoring their request FHSD is sharing the following information

- Jeremy's Service  is Tuesday, May 4, 10-11a EST.    The physical chapel will be immediate family only, but there is a streaming link available (link live at 9:45a) - Service Link

- Jeremy's Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 12,1-7p EST at our Anderson Center.   Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are registering people in one hour slots.  - Celebration Registration Link

- In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Jeremy’s name to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH  45201-5202. -or- Donation Link 

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time and please keep Jeremy, his family, and the community in your thoughts.