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The safety of all students and staff is paramount to the Palmyra Area School District. The district is committed to creating a positive and safe learning environment. The first step in this process it to ensure all students feel valued and connected to the larger school community as well as the teachers and adults in our buildings. Additionally, the district provides a wide range of established processes and trainings, and maintains on-going communication with local law enforcement and first responders. For more detailed information on the district’s safety measures, please click on the topics in the right sidebar. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s building principal or the Superintendent’s Office at (717) 838-3144.
District Safety Measures
The Palmyra Area School District takes many steps to ensure the safety and security of our students. As a district, attention has been given to the safety of our facilities and the procedures needed to ensure student safety and mitigate a tragedy. A few of the areas that have been focused upon are as follows:
In June 2018 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 44 of 2018 into law. A key mandate of the law required the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General to implement a school safety anonymous tip program. In partnership with a non-profit organization, Sandy Hook Promise, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General activated the Safe2Say Something (S2SS) anonymous tip line on January 14, 2019.
Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program that teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals and report threats via the anonymous reporting system. Specifically, the program educates participants to:
In brief, once a tip is submitted via the phone, website, or mobile app, a 24/7 crisis center analyzes the tip and categorizes the tip as life safety or non-life safety. Within seconds, appropriate contacts are made, including texts, emails, and/or calls to the school team. Law enforcement is contacted, if necessary. If you would like to report a concern, and do not feel comfortable reaching out directly to the building level administrator, please call: 1-844-SAF2SAY, search your mobile apps for “Say Something Anonymous Reporting System, of click here for the website.