What is Quick Tip?
Quick Tip is a system that allows students, parents, staff, and community members to submit information to school administrators anonymously. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students and others because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.
How does it work?
Tips are sent using a form available online or through a mobile app that is downloaded to their smart phones. When sending a tip, individuals select from a drop-down list of common issues they may be facing such as bullying, drugs, alcohol, violence, transportation, 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 individual submitting the tip wants to include contact information, there are fields that allow them to do so. Administrators in the district receive the tips to investigate or take action as appropriate.
When can the system be used?
The Quick Tip system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at https://asp.schoolmessenger.com/southwestern/quicktip/ or by clicking the Quick Tip logo from any SWJCS home page. Individuals may log on to Quick Tip from any computer with internet access or mobile app and have the ability, on or off campus, to create positive connections with administrators by addressing topics of concern. School administrators will respond to messages during the regular school day (7:00 AM-3 PM). Messages sent during non-school hours will be responded to, in most cases, the next school day.
- It's helpful to share specific information such as a detailed description of the concern or incident, names and grade levels of those involved, location of concern, names of any potential witnesses, and any supporting evidence.
- It's important that reporters submit thorough and accurate information, False reporting is subject to disciplinary action.
- Quick Tip is available to Southwestern students, parents, staff, and community members. App users will need to enter a location code the first time they use the app. The location code is: Southwestern.
- Parents and other adults wishing to express a concern or share information are still encouraged to continue doing so by calling our schools directly and speaking with the appropriate personnel. It is our hope that Quick Tip will provide a form of support that will result in us hosting the best possible learning environment for our students.
This is not a crisis line. In cases of emergency, the site will direct students to call 911!