Safety Links

Within our growing, diverse community we sow the seeds of opportunities to raise prepared, resilient students.

  • Child Abuse Reporting

    A centralized child abuse reporting hotline has been implemented in Oregon to make sure that reports of child abuse are answered quickly, safely and completely. Specially trained child welfare workers, known as screeners are trained and answer calls on the Oregon Child Abuse hotline. The goal of this system is that anyone who reports child abuse will receive the same help, and the report will be screened the same way. The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year at 1-855-503-SAFE (7233)

  • Oregon Child Abuse Hotline Reporting Guide

    When in doubt, call. Hotline screeners accept voluntary calls from all concerned citizens. If you are a mandatory reporter (as outlined in Oregon Revised Statute 419B.050) and have reasonable cause to believe that any child with whom you’ve come in contact with has suffered abuse or that any person with whom you’ve come in contact with has abused a child, a report shall be made immediately to the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline.

  • Numbers to Call to Report Child Abuse

    Hotline screeners accept voluntary calls from all concerned citizens. If you are a mandatory reporter (as outlined in Oregon Revised Statute 419B.050) and have reasonable cause to believe that any child with whom you’ve come in contact with has suffered abuse.

  • Número a llamar para reportar abuso infantil

    Hotline screeners accept voluntary calls from all concerned citizens. If you are a mandatory reporter (as outlined in Oregon Revised Statute 419B.050) and have reasonable cause to believe that any child with whom you’ve come in contact with has suffered abuse.

  • Aldi's Act Suicide Prevention Plan

    Senate Bill 52, also known as Adi’s Act, requires Oregon School Districts to develop comprehensive district Student Suicide Prevention Plans.

  • Suicide Resources

    These Plans are to include procedural planning, equity and racial equity-centered supports, and a staff training process that explicitly addresses when and how students and families are referred to appropriate mental health and crisis services.

Erin's Law

SENATE BILL 856: ERIN’S LAW

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Oregon’s law, Senate Bill 856, mandates that students receive age-appropriate instruction to help them recognize and respond to unsafe situations, and to increase awareness of child sexual abuse. You may have heard of this legislation under its more common name, “Erin’s Law.” Erin’s Law requires public schools to provide a minimum of four child sexual abuse prevention education lessons a year for children in kindergarten through high school.

One requirement of this law is that schools provide an age-appropriate curriculum to all students relating to sexual abuse prevention, which may include a variety of discussions, activities, videos, and role-playing of safety phrasing through scenario situations. The purpose of the lessons is to provide students, in a nurturing and caring environment, the tools needed for personal safety. Over the course of the school year, your student’s teacher(s), a counselor, and/or another trained professional will be presenting lessons to the class to meet the requirements of Erin’s Law.

Parents/guardians should be available for further discussion with students at home. Parents will be notified when lessons are being presented so they can be prepared for follow-up questions and conversations. Lesson materials and talking points for home can be accessed here. At most grade levels, sexual violence prevention (Erin’s Law) curriculum is worked into comprehensive personal health and sexuality education, which is also state-mandated curriculum (2017 ORS 336.455).

Please know that in accordance with OAR 581-022-1910, GSD will continue to allow parents (and students 18 and older, and legally emancipated minors) to submit a written request to the school principal if they would like to “opt out” of specific learning activities.

The following is a guideline of procedures for families who may have concerns or questions about the curriculum:

  1. Family contacts building administrator to discuss any areas of concern regarding the learning activities in question and/or review any of the curriculum materials
  2. Building administrators and parents may agree upon an alternative assignment to the Erin’s Law curriculum that addresses specific feedback from the parents on how they would like the original assignment altered. The building administrator will evaluate the proposal to determine the feasibility of making the adjustments and provide feedback to parents. This is a fluid process with the goal of families and administration coming to a mutually agreeable solution.
  3. Following the approval, and upon successful completion of the alternative learning activity, credit shall be granted to the student.
  4. Upon parent request, school personnel will inform parents regarding options to excuse students from this learning activity to accommodate students’ disabilities or religious beliefs (per OAR 581-022-1910).

ABOUT ERIN’S LAW

Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker and activist Erin Merryn. In 2012, Erin introduced the legislation in her home state of Illinois, requiring that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. The bill was named after her by the legislators, and it has caught on nationwide, adopted by 31 states and with legislation introduced in 18 states so far. Oregon adopted Erin’s Law in June 2015.

ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION

  • Victim Assistance (Marion County)
(503) 588-5253
  • Center for Hope and Safety (Marion County)
(503) 399-7722
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
  • El Programa Hispanico-Project UNICA
(503) 232-4448
  • Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
1-800-656-HOPE (24/7, in English or Español)
  • Safe Horizon
1-800-621-4673
  • Victim Rights Law Center
(503) 274-5477 x6

SENATE BILL 856: LEY DE ERIN

La ley de Oregón, el Proyecto de Ley 856 del Senado, exige que los estudiantes reciban instrucción apropiada para su edad para ayudarlos a reconocer y responder a situaciones inseguras, y para aumentar la conciencia sobre el abuso sexual infantil. Es posible que haya oído hablar de esta legislación bajo su nombre más común, “Ley de Erin”. La Ley de Erin requiere que las escuelas públicas brinden un mínimo de cuatro lecciones de educación sobre prevención del abuso sexual infantil al año para niños desde kindergarten hasta la escuela secundaria.

Un requisito de esta ley es que las escuelas brinden un plan de estudios apropiado para la edad de todos los estudiantes en relación con la prevención del abuso sexual, que puede incluir una variedad de discusiones, actividades, videos y juegos de roles de frases de seguridad a través de situaciones de escenarios. El propósito de las lecciones es proporcionar a los estudiantes, en un ambiente acogedor y afectuoso, las herramientas necesarias para la seguridad personal. A lo largo del año escolar, los maestros de su estudiante, un consejero y / u otro profesional capacitado presentarán lecciones a la clase para cumplir con los requisitos de la Ley de Erin.

Los padres / tutores deben estar disponibles para una mayor discusión con los estudiantes en el hogar. Los padres serán notificados cuando se presenten las lecciones para que puedan prepararse para las preguntas y conversaciones de seguimiento. Los materiales de la lección y los puntos de conversación para el hogar se pueden acceder a continuación. En la mayoría de los niveles de grado, el plan de estudios de prevención de la violencia sexual (Ley de Erin) se trabaja en la educación integral de salud personal y sexualidad, que también es un plan de estudios obligatorio por el estado (2017 ORS 336.455).

Tenga en cuenta que de acuerdo con OAR 581-022-1910, GSD continuará permitiendo que los padres (y estudiantes mayores de 18 años y menores emancipados legalmente) presenten una solicitud por escrito al director de la escuela si desean “optar por no” Actividades de aprendizaje específicas.

La siguiente es una guía de procedimientos para familias que pueden tener inquietudes o preguntas sobre el plan de estudios:

  1. La familia contacta al director del edificio para discutir cualquier área de preocupación con respecto a las actividades de aprendizaje en cuestión y / o revisar cualquiera de los materiales del plan de estudios
  2. Los directores del edificio y los padres pueden acordar una asignación alternativa al plan de estudios de la Ley Erin que aborde los comentarios específicos de los padres sobre cómo les gustaría que se modificara la asignación original. El director del edificio evaluará la propuesta para determinar la viabilidad de hacer los ajustes y proporcionar comentarios a los padres. Este es un proceso fluido con el objetivo de que las familias y la administración lleguen a una solución mutuamente aceptable.
  3. Después de la aprobación, y al completar con éxito la actividad de aprendizaje alternativa, se otorgará crédito al estudiante.
  4. A solicitud de los padres, el personal escolar informará a los padres sobre las opciones para excusar a los estudiantes de esta actividad de aprendizaje para acomodar las discapacidades o creencias religiosas de los estudiantes (según OAR 581-022-1910).

ACERCA DE LA LEY DE ERIN

La Ley de Erin lleva el nombre de la sobreviviente de agresión sexual infantil, autora, oradora y activista Erin Merryn. En 2012, Erin introdujo la legislación en su estado natal de Illinois, que exige que todas las escuelas públicas implementen un programa de abuso sexual infantil orientado a la prevención. El proyecto de ley fue nombrado por ella por los legisladores, y se ha generalizado en todo el país, adoptado por 31 estados y con legislación introducida en 18 estados hasta ahora. Oregon adoptó la Ley de Erin en junio de 2015.

ASISTENCIA E INFORMACIÓN

  • Asistencia a las víctimas (Condado de Marion)
(503) 588-5253
  • Centro de Esperanza y Seguridad (Condado de Marion)
(503) 399-7722
  • Línea directa nacional de violencia doméstica
1-800-799-7233
  • El Programa Hispano-Proyecto UNICA
(503) 232-4448
  • Red nacional de violación, abuso e incesto
1-800-656-HOPE (24/7, in English or Español)
  • Horizonte seguro
1-800-621-4673
  • Centro de derecho de las víctimas
(503) 274-5477 x6

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Crisis/Suicide Help Lines

Need Help?  Let’s Talk.

If you are in crisis or are worried about someone who may be in crisis, please talk right away with a trusted adult.  The help agencies below are also available 24/7.
  • YouthLine:
  • Marion County Youth & Family Crisis Services: 503-576-HOPE (4673)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Red Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • SafeOregon:
    • Text 844-4-SAFE-OR (844-472-3367)
    • Call 844-4-SAFE-OR (844-472-3367)
    • Email tip@safeoregon.com
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Our Emergency Response Protocol

The Gervais School District uses the Standard Response Protocol to respond to incidents and threats. Weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by the staff and students of our district.

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is based not on individual scenarios, but on the response to any given situation. The premise is simple – there are four specific actions that can be performed during an incident. When communicating these, the action is called for by its name and is then followed by a “Directive.”

  • Lockout is followed by the Directive: “Secure the Perimeter” and is the protocol used to safeguard students and staff within the building when there is a potential threat outside the school.
  • Lockdown is followed by “Locks, Lights, Out of Sight” and is the protocol used to secure individual rooms and keep students quiet and in place when there is a potential threat inside the school.
  • Evacuate is always followed by a location, and is used to move students and staff from one location to a different location in or out of the building.
  • Shelter is always followed by a type and a method and is the protocol for group and self-protection.

If the action is Lockdown, it would be announced on our PA systems as “Lockdown! Locks, Lights, Out of Sight.” Communication to the local law enforcement agencies would then be “We are under Lockdown.”

  • LOCKOUT vs. LOCKDOWN
    The differentiation between Lockout and Lockdown is a critical element in SRP.

     

    • LOCKOUT recovers all students from outside the building, secures the building perimeter and locks all outside doors. This action would be implemented when there is a threat or hazard outside of the building. Criminal activity, dangerous events in the community, or even a vicious dog on the playground would be examples of a Lockout While the Lockout response encourages greater staff situational awareness, it allows for educational practices to continue with little classroom interruption or distraction. At Gervais School District, our exterior doors and gates are locked most of the school day, so the noticeable differences would be that any students outdoors would be brought indoors, students would not be allowed to go outdoors at any time during the event and the exterior doors will not be opened during the event. This means that parents will not be allowed to pick up their children and will be warned away from the exterior of the school (as much as possible by law enforcement), as that is where the threat exists. Parents will be contacted when the Lockout is lifted and given instructions for reuniting with their children.
    • LOCKDOWN is a classroom-based protocol that requires locking each classroom door, turning off the lights and placing students out of sight of any corridor windows. Student action during Lockdown is to remain quiet. At Gervais School District, a Lockdown would be implemented when there is a threat, or potential for a threat, inside our buildings. Parents should stay away from the schools for their safety and to allow unimpeded access to first responders. Parents will be contacted via automated phone message when the Lockdown is lifted and given instructions for reuniting with their children.
  • EVACUATE
    In an Evacuate action, students are taken out of the school(s) and moved to another location. The evacuation site may be on-campus or off, depending on the threat. The district will notify parents via automated phone message outlining where to go to reunite with their child.
  • SHELTER
    In a Shelter action, students and staff may take shelter within a school or may be evacuated to another site. If students are evacuated out of school, parents will be notified via automated phone message outlining where to go to reunite with their child.

*It is critical for all parents to ensure that their contact information on file with the schools is current, so that they will receive the automated phone message calls that the district sends to keep parents informed during these response actions.

*Parents or guardians may be required to show ID to ensure student safety during the reunification process following an event. Please be prepared to show ID.

Gervais School District coordinates this Response Protocol and drills in close cooperation with the Gervais Police Department. In the event of any threat or incident, our two agencies are in constant communication and because of their close proximity, GPD personnel are on-site and in the buildings very quickly to safeguard our students. If you have questions about our Response Protocol, please contact the district office at 503-792-3803 x5012.

SAFEOREGON

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What is SafeOregon?

Information for Students and Parents

SafeOregon is for students and others to report harmful or potentially harmful behavior against other students, school staff, or your school site.

The goal of SafeOregon is to prevent school or student safety threats from occurring. SafeOregon is a safe way to report information that concerns you, the safety of your fellow students, or your school.

  • Use SafeOregon if you, or someone you know, is struggling or are in danger of being hurt, or need help from an adult and you’re not sure who to tell.
  • SafeOregon reports are anonymous or confidential. Anonymous means you don’t need to leave any information about yourself when reporting a tip. Confidential means you can leave your name but it will only be shared with school administrators or possibly law enforcement if someone needs help immediately. You can include your contact information if you want someone to follow-up with you or you have questions.
  • You can report a tip in five different ways: online at safeoregon.com, call or text 844-472-3367, e-mail tip@safeoregon.com or download the SafeOregon mobile app on iTunes, or Google Play.
  • You can include a photo or screenshot with your tip when using the mobile application, web form, or when sending an e-mail.
  • You can send a tip 24 hours a day, any day of the year. All tips are reviewed by SafeOregon staff and sent to the most appropriate place for follow-up.
  • Use 9-1-1 to report an emergency if you or someone you know needs help right now. SafeOregon does not replace 9-1-1.
  • SafeOregon is for serious concerns and focuses on sharing important information, preventing tragedies and saving lives. It’s against Oregon law to misuse SafeOregon. Prank tips or deliberate false reports may be investigated by law enforcement.
  • You have an important responsibility to keep your school and fellow classmates safe. Use SafeOregon and help everyone at school feel safe!