In continuing our efforts to improve safety and security across the district, we are introducing a new tool for students, parents and community members to communicate possible threats or concerns at any time.
Plain Local is happy to announce the launch of the “Say Something Anonymous Reporting System” (SS-ARS) at both Oakwood Middle School and GlenOak High School. This program teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system. Students at GlenOak High School will be trained in the Say Something Reporting System on Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4. Oakwood students will be trained on the tool Wednesday, December 5.
The program educates participants to:
- Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors.
- Take every sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR report it anonymously through SS-ARS 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website.
Our students often are aware of the problems their peers are facing, so we must empower them to know the danger signs and give them the tools to help each other with the assistance of trained and caring adults.. This tool teaches them what to look for in text, video and photos while empowering them to act quickly to help each other.
The Say Something app is available to download in both the Apple and Google Play app stores. In addition to the app, students and families are able to reach the tip line by phone at 1-844-572-9669 or online at saysomething.net.
Please note that all tips are evaluated through licensed professionals then communicated to law enforcement or school officials.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s principal.