You have heard me say in the past that everyone at STEM should say something if they see something. I have also said that everyone at STEM is my eyes and my ears. I hope all our students, staff and parents know that everyone is responsible for the safety and security of our school.
There are many different ways students and parents can share information with us (school) about anything suspicious they see or hear. Please know that I always welcome people wanting to chat with me. If I am available, I can assure you I’ll bring you to my office, and we can talk. Please encourage your students to chat with me if they ever have information about any activity that an adult should investigate. If they want to send me an email, that works too.
Also, please remember that there is an alternative if you or your student want to make a report anonymously. I am talking about Safe2Tell. Safe2Tell provides students and adults in Colorado communities and schools a way to help prevent violence and anonymously report urgent safety concerns. Safe2Tell reporting is anonymous so that students feel comfortable advocating for the safety of themselves and others” (taken from Safe2Tell Website). If you want more information about Safe2Tell, please click on the link above.
One of the most important things about this tool is to be able to teach your students to use it appropriately. Please explain to them that, depending on what they are reporting, if it is false, it could be a crime. As long as the report they are making is in good faith, it is completely fine.
Thank you for helping us to keep our students safe! I can’t tell you enough how thankful I am for having the opportunity to be part of your student’s story. If you have questions, please email me at [email protected], and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Have a wonderful weekend.
Thank you again for your time…GO SPARTANS!