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Say Something Week

Say Something. A Youth Violence Prevention Program

Say Something LogoDuring the week of Feb. 25 - Mar. 1, 2019, DVHS will participate in National Say Something Week. Say Something Week raises awareness and educates students and the community through training, advertising, public proclamations and other activities. Say Something Week reinforces the power young people have to prevent tragedies and save lives when they Say Something to a trusted adult.

Say Something is a youth violence prevention program from Sandy Hook Promise. See the student training presentation here.

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Our schools are our home away from home, a place where we should all feel safe, and be loved.

“Say Something” week, raises awareness, and educates students, and the community through training, media events, advertising, public proclamations, contests and school awards. “Say Something” week, reinforces the power young people have, to prevent tragedies, and to protect friends from hurting themselves, or others.

The adults in our school are focused on keeping you all safe, yet they may not always see signs of trouble, or know what is going on among the students. As the eyes and ears of our community and school, there are some simple steps students can take to help out.

  • Step 1: Look for warning signs, signals and threats.
  • Step 2: Act immediately, and take it seriously.
  • Step 3: Say something to a trusted adult. If you see a problem, you don't have to solve it alone. You can find adults on the school campus, who can provide support. Your trusted adult could be a teacher, principal, vice principal, counselor, administrative staff, coach, or a police officer on campus, community leaders, parent etc. Identify your trusted adult in school today, and be sure to reach out to them, if ever you or any of your friends need some support.

Contact information for DVHS counselors, and teachers, can be found on our school’s website, and during the “Say Something” week, Feb 25th to March 1st, a list/poster will also be posted in the lunchroom, and around the school. Please take a picture of the list, and share it on your instagram, and snapchat accounts.

The “Say Something” Call to Action Week, is from February 25th to March 1st. At DVHS, we have planned to spread this message through, various activities, announcements, and posts on twitter, instagram and facebook.

Agenda for the week :-

WEAR GREEN DAY (Monday, Feb 25th) - Wear green, the Sandy Hook Promise color, to school, to raise awareness for the “Say Something” program.

I WILL SAY SOMETHING WALL (Wednesday, Feb 27th) - There will be a large poster, that reads “It is important to say something, when I see something because..”, we encourage students to write on it.

SOCIAL MEDIA DAY (Thursday, Feb 28th) - Please post photos on social media, with messages that promote the “Say Something” program, e.g., “I made the promise to #Say Something”, “I am an #Upstander", or "#Say Something”, describing the reasons you will lookout for your classmates. Tag DVHS, and invite parents and community members to join.

PARENT OUTREACH DAY (Friday, March 1st) -  We will send out information to parents and caregivers that describes the “Say Something” program, as well as the activities occurring during "Say Something Call to Action Week". We will provide guidance to parents, on how to continue the “Say Something” conversation at home.

Our goal is to ensure the safety of all the students and the staff, and to provide students with an opportunity to express themselves in a safe manner, that respects the school environment.

By following the principle, “If you see something, say something,” students, families, and employees can continue working with us as partners in contributing to the safety, security and well-being of our schools.

Say Something, Take the Pledge