KCSD Announces Roll-out of the Anonymous Statewide Reporting System, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS).

Dear Parents,

In an ongoing effort to increase school safety, I am pleased to announce the roll-out of the anonymous statewide reporting system, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). This system allows students, parents, or community members to submit anonymous and confidential tips 24/7 through a website, app, or by phone. A crisis center then reviews and assesses all submissions before forwarding relevant information to law enforcement and/or the school for intervention. Users may report observed threats, behaviors, actions, and harassment such as bullying.

The S2SS program is a youth violence prevention program started by Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization focused on preventing violence before it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults to identify, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others.

We will be holding a parent information meeting regarding this new initiative on Tuesday, January 22, at 6:45 p.m. in the Kennett High School Auxiliary Gym. We will also be live streaming the presentation for those who are unable to attend in person. A live stream link will be posted on www.kcsd.org. Additionally, a recording of the meeting and other S2SS resources will be made available on our website.

I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have on January 22. If you are unable to attend and have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me directly at (610) 444-6602.

Sincerely,

Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Safe2Say Something Resources

Queridos padres,

En un esfuerzo continuo por aumentar la seguridad escolar, me complace anunciar el lanzamiento del sistema de informes anónimos en todo el estado; “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). Este Sistema permite a los estudiantes, padres, o miembros de la comunidad, enviar sugerencias anónimas y confidenciales 24 horas del día/7dias de la semana, através de un sitio web, una aplicación, o por teléfono. Una vez enviadas, un centro de crisis revisa y evalúa todas las presentaciones, antes de enviar información relevante a la policía y / o a la escuela para la intervención. Los usuarios pueden reportar amenazas, comportamientos, acciones, y hostigamientos observados, así tambien como el acoso escolar.

El programa S2SS, es un programa de prevención de la violencia juvenil, iniciado por Sandy Hook Promise, una organización nacional, sin fines de lucro que se enfoca en prevenir la violencia, antes de que suceda, educando y movilizando a jóvenes y adultos, para que identifiquen, intervengan, y obtengan ayuda para personas que puedan correr el riesgo de lastimárse, así mismos, o a los demás.

Tendremos una reunion informativa para padres, sobre esta nueva iniciativa, el martes 22 de enero a las 6:45 p.m. en la gimnasio auxiliar de Kennett High School. También transmitiremos la presentación en vivo para aquellos que no puedan asistir en persona. Se publicará un enlace de transmisión en vivo, en www.kcsd.org. Y también una grabación de la reunión y otros recursos de S2SS estarán disponibles en nuestro sitio web.

Espero conocerlos y responder cualquier pregunta que puedan tener el 22 de enero. Si no puede asistir, y tiene alguna pregunta, o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse conmigo directamente al (610) 444-6602.

Sinceramente,

Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.

Superintendente

Safe2Say Something Resources

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When: Thursday, October 18, 2018

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