It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that Marc Ulysse, father of 5th grader Marvens and 4th grader Marc, passed away over the weekend from complications due to COVID-19. Mr. Ulysse was a loving husband, committed father, and the sole provider for his wife and five children. Mr. Ulysse was a longstanding Maplewood resident and, until his passing, was a school bus driver in Newark. He will be sorely missed by his family and all who knew and loved him.
The thoughts, love, and condolences of the entire Seth Boyden community are with the Ulysse family at this time.
We want to do all we can as a community to support the Ulysse family – there is a meal train being organized by the boys’ classes and we as a PTA have set up this GoFundMe: http://gf.me/u/zrrtpa
Please contribute if you can, and help us spread the word about the GoFundMe far and wide.
Let’s rally around the Ulysse family and help them through the next difficult weeks and months ahead.
If you need help with how to discuss this sad news with your child, you can contact our school social worker, Ms. Jordan, via firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also access the following resource from the National Association of School Psychologists: Helping Children Cope With Loss: Tips for Teachers and Parents.