Newsletter – Volume 17/18 Issue 5
February 1, 2018
February 8, 2018
February 9, 2018
Grant’s Next Step for School Safety
In the Grant Elementary School District, the safety of our school is our first priority.  We are constantly working to make sure that our students, staff, and parents are safe at school.  I am excited to announce the next step that we are taking to insure that Grant School is a safe place for all of our students.  Thanks to the generous support of the Centerville Education Foundation, we are pleased to introduce a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts.


What is the Anonymous Alerts app?
The Anonymous Alerts antibullying and safety app reporting system helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students (and parents!) to speak up. When it comes to school safety, we cannot fix it if we do not know that it is broken.  We need students to be able to report safety concerns that they know about.  Unfortunately, social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome and many times the unsafe situation goes unreported.

The Anonymous Alerts system allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communications between submitters (students, parents or community members) and district administration and/or school staff. Users of the system have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.

How does it work?
To¬†use¬†this¬†revolutionary¬†new¬†tool,¬†students,¬†parents¬†or¬†other¬†school¬†personnel have three different options.¬† First, they can simply¬†visit¬†the¬†Grant¬†Elementary¬†School¬†District¬†website¬†and click on the¬†‚ÄúAnonymous¬†Alerts‚Ä̬†button¬†or¬†text¬†link¬†to¬†submit¬†a¬†report¬†expressing¬†their¬†concern. There is also the Anonymous¬†Alerts¬ģ¬†mobile¬†app that can¬†be downloaded¬†directly¬†from¬†the¬†Apple or Google Play store.¬† We will also be pushing out the Anonymous Alerts extension to every Chromebook in the district so students can access the Anonymous Alerts platform to report the incident to district administration.
 
To use this new system, Grant Elementary School District supplies students a simple username (grantesd) and password activation code (grantesd), making the app remarkably easy to use.   Once in the system, students tell us what happened and we take it from there.  We are in the process of getting the word out so everyone knows about it.  In addition to this newsletter article, we will be providing information through our Facebook and automated dialer system.  We will also be talking to kids about the system and posting informational posters around campus to help explain how to use the app.


To send reports from the Web/Internet go to: https://www.anonymousalerts.com/grantesd

To send a report from your phone:

    • Download the Anonymous Alerts¬ģ app¬†for free from the Apple Store, Google Play store, or the Chrome store

    • Start the App, enter login: grantesd and password:¬†grantesd

    • Send important reports to school officials

Add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident
Remember that this tool is used to report a school incident.  If there is an actual emergency, always call 9-1-1!
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