Hello Big Walnut School Community:
In our vision, we state that we are striving to be a warm, safe, welcoming environment this part of our vision is our foundation. We know that if students and families psychological and safety needs are not met, we will never take our students to their maximum potential, which is our ultimate goal.
Please know that we have kept safety and security as a primary focus this entire year. We have spent countless hours reviewing and revising safety plans and procedures, completing safety audits, reviewing recommendations, completing drills, listening to full staff presentations from national safety experts, completing table top simulations, and making changes to how visitors and students enter our building after the start of our school day.
We will be adding another proactive strategy starting Wednesday, January 23rd, with the implementation of The Safe School Hotline. This vehicle will give students, staff, parents and community members the opportunity to anonymously report anything that may put our students, staff or schools in danger. This would include reporting a crime, harassment, drug or alcohol abuse, reckless driving or any other illegal activity that could affect our district.
A caller may make a report 24/7 and the schools will be notified. Licensed counselors will be on the phone and they will relay the information to designated district personnel. The Safe School Hotline utilizes a unique, automated telephone service which allows callers to report an allegation or concern confidentially and anonymously. You may access the system one of three ways – by calling 800.418.6423 ext 359, through the web at www.safeschoolhelpline.com, or by texting TIPS to 66746.
Thank you for your continued support to provide a safe, warm, welcoming, environment for our community. If you have any questions about the Safe School Hotline, please feel free to contact your building principal, me or any member of our administrative team.