Safe2Say Something

Submit a Tip: Safe2Say Website

In 2018, the General Assembly passed Act 44 mandating the establishment and use of the “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous reporting system by every Pennsylvania school entity by January 14, 2019.

S2SS is a life-saving and life-changing school safety program that teaches students, educators, and administrators how:

(1) to recognize the signs and signals of individuals who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, and 

(2) to anonymously report this information through the S2SS app, website, or 24/7 Crisis Center Hotline at 1-844-SAF2SAY or 1-844-723-2729

Parent Letter February 2019

Dear School District of Haverford Township Families:
As a school system, we are committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated
effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students, educators and administrators.
To do this, we believe this must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving
parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals
and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students.


We happy to announce the launch of the “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous reporting
system. Training for the system will be provided to our Middle and High School students during
the school day over the next two weeks. This program, which is mandated under PA state law /
Act 44, 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. Specifically, the
program educates participants to:

• Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – especially within social media
• Take every sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR
• Report it anonymously through the S2SS Office of the Attorney General 24/7 Crisis Center,
mobile app, or website
• Respond to and manage the submitted tip via a school-based multi-disciplinary educator and
administrator teams
• Sustain the curriculum and awareness via student clubs, in-school activities and call-to-action
weeks

Our students often are 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. S2SS teaches them what to look for in text, video and photos
while empowering them to act quickly to help a fellow student.
The S2SS program is being provided through Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a nation-wide nonprofit organization. SHP’s programs are in 50 states – with 10,000+ schools and over 5.5 million
students and adults trained. They have a track record, reputation, and knowledge of how to work
effectively with kids, parents, and teachers to improve school safety and culture. The program is
age-appropriate and research-based. They also have funding to provide and sustain the program at
no cost to our school (and all schools statewide). 

The Oakmont School Central Administration & Early Childhood Education Center
50 East Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083
Phone: 610-853-5900 Ext.: 7224| Fax: 610-853-5936 | Email: jgondek@haverfordsd.net
We anticipate that S2SS will help stop school shootings, suicides, and gun threats; it will help
reduce bullying and cyberbullying; help intervene upon cutting, drug use, racial conflicts, and
other violent and victimization acts.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email me directly.

Sincerely,
Jessica Gondek, M.S.
Coordinator of Secondary Special Programs