Say Something


Dear Families,

Say Something Anonymous Reporting Tool
As a school district, New Fairfield Public Schools are committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students, educators and administrators. As part of that effort, we are announcing the district-wide launch of the “Say Something Anonymous Reporting System” (SS-ARS) on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This program teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system.

Our students are often aware of the problems their peers are facing, so we must empower them to know the danger signs and give them the tools to help each other with the assistance of trained and caring adults. As you know, most conversations are taking place on social media, therefore it is critical that we teach our students to be looking out for one another as these digital conversations are taking place.

This webpage includes resources for our parents on the Say Something platform listed below. We plan to show an introductory video to students on Tuesday, April 23rd that provides an overview of the tool. After that training occurs, Say Something will be active. The town of New Fairfield is also supporting this program and our local 911 call dispatch center has received training and will receive emergency tips. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Jason McKinnon
Assistant Superintendent

 
Say Something Resources for Parents/Students:

https://sites.google.com/a/newfairfieldschools.org/newfairfieldps/students-parents/say-something/Screen%20Shot%202019-04-12%20at%208.00.10%20AM.png?attredirects=0


 
How the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System Works