10/18/2020 Superintendent Hill's IMPORTANT MESSAGE


I’m writing tonight to share sad news. Mrs. Shawn VanDyke, a teacher at Wadsworth High School and in Wadsworth Wired, has passed away unexpectedly.    

Starting tomorrow, our Crisis Response Team, along with assistance from the Medina County Crisis Response Team, will have trained crisis counselors available to meet with students and staff and continuing over the next few weeks as needed. Please contact your child's school office if you feel he/she is in need of additional assistance or complete the Crisis Team Support Form linked below.  A list of emergency support services are below.

We are sending this message to all families in our school community because it is hard for us to determine who will be impacted by this news and we want to make sure you are aware that assistance is available if your child needs it.  

I ask that you keep the VanDyke family in your thoughts during this difficult time and respect their privacy.  If you have any questions regarding this message, please feel free to contact me at 330-335-1300 or ahill@wadsworthschools.org.

Andy Hill


Crisis Team Support Form

Student and Family support request: Please complete this form if you would like support from our Crisis Team. 

Our Team may consist of WCS counselors and/or Medina County School Crisis Response Team volunteers.  All responders have been trained and vetted to respond in the event of a crisis. 

Submitting a request for support services should be used for mild to moderate concerns. If you feel that you are in crisis and are concerned about your safety or the safety of someone else, please use the crisis resources below to obtain help immediately.  Once we receive your request we will contact you based on your indicated need during regular school hours.  Thank you.

Emergency Support Services available:

The Crisis Center (Medina County 24/7 Crisis and Behavioral Health Helpline): 330-725-9195
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text "4hope" to 741741
For Medical Emergencies: 911


Andrew J. Hill, Ed.D.


Wadsworth City School District

330-335-1301 (phone)

524 Broad St. 

Wadsworth, OH 44281

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