D99 Crisis Reporting and Resources

OPTION 1: 

Dial 911 immediately for any situations where a student is in danger of being harmed by someone or harming themselves. Do not hesitate to make your call; doing so could save student lives.  After calling 911, tell a trusted parent/guardian or adult.

OPTION 2:

District 99 has partnered with Safe2Help Illinois to provide an opportunity for students to connect with a trained crisis professional during a time of need. Safe2Help Illinois allows students to submit an alert via:

  • Website
  • Text
  • Phone
  • App
  • Email

All alerts are responded to by a trained Safe2Help crisis professional.  Safe2Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  

Mental Health Crisis: If this is a mental health crisis and you are reporting safety concerns for yourself or another person, please use the Safe2Help call line (844-472-3345) or immediately call 911.


School Safety Concerns: To make an anonymous report regarding school safety concerns, please use any of the Safe2 Help reporting options including the Online Tip option or immediately call 911.

 

REUNIFICATION

In case of a weather, power outage or other crisis, students may need to evacuate our school buildings. In some instances of evacuation, we will also need to implement our reunification plans. 

We have instructed students that during or after an emergency evacuation, they are to use the “Student Choice Platform.” During a crisis, this platform will display a “reunification” option; students will “check in” online and share specific and detailed information about their status. 

In an evacuation, families may need to pick up their students. This formalized, controlled release is called "reunification" and ensures that there is an accountable change of custody from the school to a recognized guardian. NOTE: the pick-up location may be at our schools–or at a different location. 

If we need to enact our reunification plan, you will receive detailed and timely instructions via text, email and our websites. As a reminder, in an emergency situation, families should not come to the school unless instructed to do so. We also ask that families use caution when referencing social media channels, as these can be sources of misinformation and rumors. 

IMPORTANT: District 99 staff are not the initial responders to the alert and receive each alert after the Safe2Help professional provides support. During the school year, District 99 staff will review alerts sent by Safe2Help during regular school hours.

Other Resources

Call the Lifeline at 988

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Call 211 for Health and Social Services

Call 211 of DuPage County for health & social service resources

Additional resources you may need to assist in immediate intervention:


School-based resources for crisis situations:

Downers Grove North High School

Downers Grove South High School

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