Dear Stillwater Families,
You’ve heard me say it before – the safety of our students is always our number one priority and the district is committed to improving our campus, to make it as safe as we possibly can. However, the reality is, is that no community is immune to threats of violence.
To help us prevent an incident that could impact the safety of our school community, we are introducing the Safe School Helpline. This tool is designed to assist anyone in our school community (students, staff, parents, etc.) in reporting any wrongdoing – including acts of violence, theft, drug or alcohol use, weapons or sexual harassment — anonymously.
There are numerous ways to report an issue and you can choose whichever you are most comfortable with. Your options are:
- Call (800) 418-6423 or 1-800-4-1-VOICE (ext. 359)
- Text TIPS to 66746
- Complete an online report: www.safeschoolhelpline.com
- Download the free mobile app on Google Play or on the App Store
Your message will not be traced, and you will not be identified. The Safe School Helpline team will transcribe your message to school officials, so appropriate action can be taken.
If someone would prefer to speak with a live mental health counselor, they can do so by calling the number above and then select option ‘3’.
Our principals and members of our Threat Assessment Team have had the opportunity to speak with students about this tool during the school day, however, we are a team, and talking about it at home could be helpful as well.
Posters promoting the Safe School Helpline will be located in the schools and brochures will be sent home with all students. More information about Safe School Helpline can be found on our website.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s principal or myself.
Superintendent of Schools