Reminder: If you see something, say something

The District prioritizes the safety and well-being of all students and staff and continuously works to improve school safety and security policies and procedures. As part of this effort, the District has adopted the Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign which engages the public in protecting communities through awareness-building, partnerships, and other outreach. Considered a protective factor, this program promotes individual safety, group security and well-being.

The Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” website provides this insight on how to integrate “See Something, Say Something” into daily life:

 “There can be moments in our day that cause us to pause and ask, ‘Is this typical of my every day?’ If it’s not, speak up. Don't be afraid to say something if you see something that doesn't seem right. Whether you are on your way to work, walking in your neighborhood, or out and about in your community, remember: We all play a role in keeping our communities safe. Remember to stay vigilant and say something when you see signs of suspicious activity.”

If necessary, please contact local law enforcement by dialing 911 to report suspicious activity and describe specifically what was observed including when it occurred, where it occurred and why it was suspicious.

There is also a mechanism available to report a concern to PCSD. An electronic form is available on the District website, and once completed, it is routed to the proper administrator. The form and more information about the District’s safety and security policies and procedures can be found here.

Working together we create a protective factor that helps to maintain a safe community. The District thanks the students, staff, parents and community for their continued efforts to keep our entire community safe.