RCSD Pilots the QuickTip System, a New, Anonymous Electronic Reporting Tool to Support and Improve the Safety of the School Learning Environment
As part of our continuing efforts to provide a safe learning environment for our students, the Rhinebeck Central School District is piloting the use of an anonymous electronic reporting tool called QuickTip.
QuickTip is a reporting tool that allows students, parents, staff and community members to submit information to administrators anonymously or non-anonymously. While the District already has many resources to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, depression and family problems, QuickTip helps break the code of silence sometimes experienced by students and others because it allows them to report concerns anonymously.
Tips are sent using a form available on our District website. When sending a tip, submitters select from a drop-down list of common issues they may be facing such as bullying, fighting, harassment, threatening behavior, etc., and then enter the tip message. If they have an image related to the tip, there is an option to attach it to the message. If the tip submitters want to include contact information, there are fields that allow them to do so. Administrators receive the tips to investigate or take action as appropriate.
The Rhinebeck Central School District QuickTip System is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; the link is located on the right side of the District website. While the system can be used 24/7, it will be monitored by administrators during school days in Rhinebeck High School and Bulkeley Middle School from 7:35 a.m.—2:35 p.m., and in Chancellor Livingston Elementary School from 8:35 a.m.—3:35 p.m. Submitters may log on to QuickTip from any computer with an Internet connection. For emergency situations outside of school hours, individuals should call 9-1-1.
It's helpful for submitters to share specific information such as a detailed description of the concern or incident, the location of concern, and any supporting evidence that is available. It's important that reporters submit thorough and accurate information.
A link to the system can be found on the district homepage, or you can access the system at the following link: https://asp.schoolmessenger.com/rhinebeck/quicktip/
Please contact your building principal with any questions.