SpeakUp for Safety
SpeakUp for Safety is VUSD’s dedicated student confidential reporting platform. SpeakUp is a secure and confidential tipline that is designed to empower VUSD students to express concerns about various issues affecting their well-being and safety including but not limited to bullying, self-harm, student behavioral issues, potential school violence, and other campus safety threats. We are advertising this system to our 5-12 grade students, but any student may use it.
How to Report:
Students can report concerns through:
1. Emailing SpeakUp@vsd.org
2. Calling or texting 805-410-9366
3. OR in an emergency dial 911
Confidentiality and Review:
Communication from students on SpeakUp is confidential and will be reviewed by a live person on the safety line 24/7 during the regular school year and summer school sessions. The team will assess the severity and urgency of each report and take appropriate action, either referring the information to a school or distinct administrator or in extremely urgent cases, contacting the police department.
For Students Only:
SpeakUp is exclusively for VUSD students. We encourage families to discuss the importance of using this platform with their children.
Our doors are always open for parents/guardians/students/staff/community members who prefer direct communication with school administration. If you have any questions about this new system, please contact your school directly.
We believe in creating a safe and easy-to-use environment for our students to Say Something when they See Something. Let’s work together to ensure the well-being and safety of our school community.