Warwick Weekly

January 17, 2019

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The Central Bucks School District (CBSD) is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and educators. We believe this commitment includes the implementation of programs that involve parents, teachers, support staff, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals, and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students, staff, and community.

As a part of that effort, CBSD is joining districts across the Commonwealth in rolling out the Safe2Say Something (S2SS) program. Recently mandated by Pennsylvania State law, S2SS is an anonymous reporting system designed to help students and staff to recognize the warning signs and signals (especially on social media) of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others. The S2SS program trains students and school staff members to treat every warning sign seriously and to act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult and/or by reporting it anonymously via phone, mobile app, or website to the Pennsylvania S2SS Crisis Center. District staff members will be trained to respond to and manage tips that are submitted in coordination with state and local law enforcement officials.

S2SS is based on a three-step system:

  • An anonymous tip is submitted via one of the following options:
    1. Website: https://www.safe2saypa.org/
    2. Tipline: 1-844-SAF2SAY
    3. Mobile App for Apple and Android Devices
  • All calls and tips are received by the 24/7 S2SS Crisis Center.
    1. A S2SS Crisis Center analyst receives and reviews tip information.
    2. The tip is triaged and categorized as either life safety or non-life safety.
    3. The tip is then sent to school officials and law enforcement (as needed) via text, email, and/or phone call.
  • School officials and law enforcement intervene and/or offer assistance
    1. School officials and law enforcement (as needed) investigate, assess, and intervene with reported at-risk individuals.
    2. School officials report their outcomes into the Safe2Say Something platform and close out the tip, ensuring accountability for every tip submitted.

The S2SS program and curriculum is funded and managed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office through a partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization working to improve school safety. The curriculum is designed to be age-appropriate and research-based.

Student-focused training sessions will take place in CB schools in the coming weeks.

Download a full brochure, outlining the program.

Questions about S2SS may be directed to any member of our Safe2Say Something Crisis Team at 267-893-2000:

  • Dr. John J. Kopicki, Superintendent of Schools
  • Mr. Robert H. Kleimenhagen Jr., CFM, SFP Director of Facilities and Energy Management Operations
  • Dr. Nadine Garvin, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education
  • Dr. Abram Lucabaugh, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education
  • Mr. Dave Matyas, Director of Business

Indoor or Outdoor Recess

Recently, we were asked how we determine whether recess will be indoors or out, or a combination of both. We use our local temperature and wind speed to make that decision using the Child Care Weather Watch. Please, always dress your child(ren) appropriately for the weather.

Pretzel Reward Day

Today was the day we rewarded all students who participated in the Monster's Inc "Own it, Fix it, Learn from it, Move on" activity with a pretzel! Mrs. Leatherbarrow was proud to buy a little more than 300 pretzels--awesome participation!
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Lots of New Flyers This Week!

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Warwick 2018-2019 Web Calendar

To view the entire Warwick calendar for this school year, click here.

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PTO Great Wolf Lodge Offer

Saturday, March 30th, 12am to Sunday, March 31st, 12am

1 Great Wolf Drive


Warwick Families are invited to Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos on Saturday, March 30th to March 31st for a special discount rate of $209.00 (plus taxes & resort fee). See the PDF below for more information.

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Box Top Contest Announcement!

Please put all of your Box Top clippings on a collection sheet or in a Ziploc bag. Don't forget to label them with your child's name and room number. The class with the most Box Tops will earn a special reward such as extra recess time, an electronics day, or an ice cream social AND a gift card for their teacher! If you have any questions, please contact the PTO.
Warwick Parent Teacher Organization

Click here to learn more about our amazing PTO and how you can get involved!

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Helpful Links:

Pictured above and as the background of our newsletter this week, students and staff shared ways that they were kind to others on this gigantic heart bulletin board created by 4J and 2U. We love that KIND of leadership, 4J and 2U!
Note: Parents/Guardians who do not wish to have their students' images shared on social media (i.e., newsletters, Twitter and Facebook) should indicate so on the Student Emergency & Information form found on the Parent Portal.
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