District Introduces the Safe School Helpline
February 4, 2014
Dear Orange Schools Parents,
Providing a safe and secure learning environment for your children is very important to all of us. We have numerous safety and security measures in place that we are always looking to enhance. Beginning this month, we have expanded safety and security supports to our school community to now include the Safe School Helpline.
Students, parents and community members should use the Safe School Helpline to report threats of violence, suicide, bullying and illegal activity that could harm children in our schools. This service will provide users the opportunity to leave a message or speak with a live crisis counselor for immediate needs. The helpline is administered by an independent, outside company. All communications are PRIVATE, CONFIDENTIAL and ANONYMOUS.
The Safe School Helpline can be accessed via three methods - By telephone at 1-800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359 (1-800-418-6423 ext. 359); online at www.safeschoolhelpline.com; or by texting 66746 and typing "TIPS" as the message.
Your message will be communicated with school officials. All information will remain anonymous to encourage the reporting of all safety concerns. Your report will be assigned a case number, which you may use later to confirm that your report was received and investigated.
We will be sending home a brochure explaining how to use the helpline along with a magnet with the Safe School Helpline contact information. Posters will be on display in each school building. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s building principal.
Dr. Edwin S. Holland