Reporting safety concerns to the Cherokee County School District now is easier than ever with the roll-out of a new smartphone app!
The School District in August launched the new SafeSchools Alert system, which allows students, parents, school staff and everyone in the community to report safety concerns to CCSD School Police and administrators by text, email, online message or phone call, with the option to do so anonymously. To further increase accessibility, the system now includes a new smartphone app, which can be downloaded at no cost.
Through Safe Schools Alert, you now can submit safety concerns to CCSD five 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
5. By Mobile App – Download the SafeSchools Alert app for free from the iPhone App Store and Google Play for Android phones. The app icon is a life preserver. The first time you open the app after downloading, you’ll need to enter 1695 for the ID and confirm your District is the Cherokee County School District.
You can use the SafeSchools Alert system to report information about threats to school safety, bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism, concerns about a classmate’s well-being, or any other safety issue. If you are experiencing an emergency, please continue to call 911.
“This new app provides one more option for our students, parents, staff and community to ‘See Something, Say Something,’” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “We asked our community for suggestions on how to improve safety and security; increasing opportunities for reporting concerns was a top recommendation, and we’ve made answering that call a top priority.”