Safe Schools Tipline Information
As a school system, we are committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students and staff. To do this, we believe we must partner with community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health and wellness professionals.
One of our initiatives to help ensure the safety and well-being of our students is to provide ways for students, parents, and community members to communicate a concern or a troubling situation regarding the safety of our students and our schools. Additionally, we want to provide a way for students to get twenty-four hour help and support for life-threatening situations. Given this, our district has made available two anonymous reporting helplines.
The first helpline, which became active at the beginning of this school year is the Safe School Helpline. The Safe School helpline is a convenient, confidential way for anyone to report information about situations that may affect safety at our school. The 24-hour helpline is available to take calls regarding concerns about unsafe or potentially disruptive activities or situations including drug or alcohol abuse, weapons, harassment, bullying or threats. Most importantly, the call center is staffed by qualified individuals trained to appropriately receive information. The call center is able to then assess the situation and, when appropriate, make direct contact, at any time of the day or night, with school administrators, local agencies, and law enforcement. Information can be found at the following site: Safe School Helpline http://www.schoolhelpline.com and on our website www.pennsvalley.org
Beginning January 14, 2019, in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we are also offering the Safe2Say Something anonymous reporting system. This program, which is mandated under PA law Act 44, teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals 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 will receive training in the next month. Information can be found at the following site: Safe2Say http://www.saysomething.net/ and on our website www.pennsvalley.org
We believe that these helplines will provide our students, parents and community members a way to report concerns or information in a timely manner so school personnel can proactively work to make our schools as safe as possible.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email your building principal.