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Say Something Anonymous Reporting System

February 16, 2024

Dear Staff and Families,

The Falmouth Public Schools is committed to the overall safety and well-being of our students, staff, and the community. We believe this must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving families, educators, local law enforcement, mental health and wellness professionals, and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students.

Today, I’m happy to announce one such program we will be launching in March; the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System provided by Sandy Hook Promise, a nation-wide non-profit organization. This program teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signals and threats on social media, in school, and in their community. 

Specifically, the program educates students and adults to:

  • Recognize the signs and threats of at-risk behaviors,
  • Take every sign and signal seriously and act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult or report it anonymously to the Say Something Tip Line via a mobile app, website, or telephone hotline, and
  • Sustain the curriculum and awareness through student clubs and in-school activities.

The curriculum is geared toward our students at Morse Pond, Lawrence, and Falmouth High School. A student club will be established at these schools. A designated school team will respond to and manage the submitted tips using a tip management system. The expected launch date is March 11, 2024. 

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your school principal or Paul Stefanelli at pstefanelli@falmouth.k12.ma.us

Enjoy school vacation next week! We look forward to seeing our Clippers on February 26.

Sincerely,
 
Lori Duerr, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools