ECSD & the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Launches Smartphone App to Improve School Safety
The Effingham County School District, in Conjunction with the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Launches Smartphone App to Improve School Safety Free app allows students, faculty, & staff to access important information & send tips anonymously to school officials
The Effingham County School District now allows members of the school community to anonymously share important safety information with administrators and school officials. Concerned individuals may now send a secure message via a free smartphone app to share information about bullying, hazing, drug use, suspicious or potentially criminal activity, and/or any issue that may potentially jeopardize the safety of our students and schools.
Developed by tip411, the Effingham County Schools Tip411 App puts a powerful new safety tool into the hands of students and faculty that enables them to take responsibility for the safety of their halls. The ECSD Tip411 app can be downloaded for free via the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, or by visiting the Effingham County Schools website at www.effinghamschools.com.
“As a community of learners, in cooperation with stakeholders, our mission is: To provide rigorous and relevant instruction in a safe environment to enable all students to obtain a high school diploma as a foundation for post-secondary success,” said Dr. Randy Shearouse, Superintendent of Schools. “To fulfill that mission, we must provide a safe learning environment, and we believe our new ECSD Tip411 app will assist in keeping our school system a safe place where students can learn and grow.”
The ECSD Tip411 App is a system that offers its users 100% anonymity via technology that removes all identifying information before administrators see the tips. As a result, there is no way to identify the sender. Once someone sends a tip, campus officials receive it immediately and can respond back to engage in an anonymous two-way conversation.
Those without a smartphone can text tips anonymously to school officials by using their school’s unique keyword. Simply send a text message to 847-411, begin the message with one of the following keywords, type in the information you wish to share, and hit send. This will create an anonymous two-way text conversation that allows administrators to respond in real- time.
Tip411 Keywords for Texting a Tip
In case of emergency dial 911.
School and Keywords:
Effingham County High School - ECHS
South Effingham High School - SEHS
Effingham College & Career Academy - ECCA
Effingham County Middle School - ECMS
South Effingham Middle School - SEMS
Ebenezer Middle School - ECSDEMS
(All) ECSD Elementary School - ECSDES
Directions for a concerned stakeholder to text a Tip411 via a cell phone:
To submit an anonymous tip via text message to Effingham County High School, text ECHS and your tip to 847-411.
To submit an anonymous tip via text message to South Effingham High School text SEHS and your tip to 847-411.
To submit an anonymous tip via text message to the Effingham College and Career Academy, text ECCA and your tip to 847-411.
To submit an anonymous tip via text message to Effingham County Middle School, text ECMS and your tip to 847-411.
To submit an anonymous tip via text message to South Effingham Middle School, text SEMS and your tip to 847-411.
To submit an anonymous tip via text message to Ebenezer Middle School, text ECSDEMS and your tip to 847-411.
To submit an anonymous tip via text message to any Effingham County Elementary School, text ECSDES and your tip to 847-411.
For additional information, please contact the Effingham County School District at: