The Cherokee County School District is adding an expanded system for reporting safety concerns!
The SafeSchools Alert system will allow students, parents, school staff and everyone in the community to anonymously report safety concerns by text, email, online message or phone call. This system will replace the previous anonymous tip hotline.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said expanding the options for making anonymous reports is one of the many important recommendations to come from his Safety and Security Ad Hoc Committee.
“The law enforcement leaders, educators and parents who served all agreed this should be a priority, which is why we’re taking this important step today,” he said. “SafeSchools Alert is just one of the many enhancements planned as a result of hearing from our community. The security of our students and staff is a top priority, and we need everyone to remember to ‘See Something, Say Something’ to keep us all safe.”
Through SafeSchools Alert, you can submit safety concerns to CCSD four different ways:
1. By Phone: 1-855-4ALERT1, ext. 1695
2. By Text: Text #1695 + your tip to ALERT1 or 253781
3. By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. By Online message: http://1695.alert1.us
If you are experiencing an emergency, please continue to call 911. You can use SafeSchools Alert to report information about threats to school safety, bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any other safety issue.
CCSD School Police and School Operations administrators are notified of every tip, so they can investigate and take appropriate action. This system is closely monitored, making it much more effective than sending a message to CCSD social media accounts or a CCSD email address.