Safety & Security
Since school safety is everyone’s responsibility, CPCSC believes in the motto, “See Something, Say Something”. Anonymous safety tips are always welcome as we strive to maintain a safe environment in our schools.
Safe Schools Alert
Our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration five different ways:
- App: Search for “SafeSchools Alert” in the App Store to download for free
- Phone: 219.306.8063
- Text: Text your tip to 219.306.8063
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: http://1789.alert1.us
You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism, threats of violence, or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert. When you submit a tip, be sure to use our district’s identification code: 1789.
Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. Tips may be submitted anonymously.
Certified Safety Specialists
The State of Indiana requires each school corporation in the state to have at least one certified school safety specialist. Crown Point Community School Corporation employs 14 certified specialists. To become certified, a safety specialist must complete a rigorous five-day basic training conducted by national school safety experts in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Education. To maintain certification, each specialist must attend two days of training each school year. Trainings are based on national best practices in school safety and security.
Crown Point Community School Corporation utilizes A.L.I.C.E safety training. A.L.I.C.E. is a federally endorsed protocol that trains teachers and students to respond to a situation based on what’s happening around them. All CPCSC staff are trained in ALICE protocols.
The ALICE training for elementary schools is designed to prepare children for unsafe situations in comfortable, colorful language that takes their youth into consideration.
You can find more information about ALICE, including resources on how to talk to your children at home, on the ALICE website.
Indiana Code requires each school to conduct monthly fire drills, one severe weather drill per semester, and one man-made occurrence drill per semester.