September 20, 2022
Dear Middle School Families,
Montgomery School is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. In that vein, Montgomery School launched Safe2Say Something (S2SS) during the 2018-2019 school year. This program, which is mandated under PA state law/Act 44, teaches students, faculty, and administrators how to recognize the warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “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
Sustain the curriculum and awareness throughout the community
Act 44 requires all middle and high school students to be trained on the S2SS program.
On Thursday, September 29th all 6th grade students will receive the 30-minute introductory training. A 15-minute refresher training will take place for 7th and 8th graders on Tuesday, October 4th.
For more information about the Safe2Say Something Program, please visit their website or reach out to me or Mr. Vandergrift.
Director of Academics & Student Life and School Counselor