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SpeakUp for SafetySpeak Up for Safety - Share concerns about your classmates or school safety. Call or text (540) 200.1999. Roanoke City Public Schools logo

SpeakUp for Safety is the new 24/7 safety tip line that is now available for students, parents, and the community.  We encourage anyone who has a concern about a student’s well-being or school safety to utilize the new tip line.  The tip line makes it easy to report:

  • Bullying
  • Planned fights
  • Students in crisis
  • Threats of Violence
  • Weapons in School
  • Other urgent situations

The tip line may be accessed by:

  • Calling or texting to report your concern: (540) 200.1999
  • Clicking here to email your concern.

SpeakUp for Safety does not replace 911 and we also encourage if you or someone you know is struggling and needs to talk, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available by calling or texting 988.

FAQ about SpeakUp for Safety

Q:  Who monitors SpeakUp for Safety? 
A:  RCPS is contracting with Gaggle for this new tip line. Gaggle’s team of safety experts works around the clock to evaluate student safety concerns reported through our tipline, categorizing incidents by their severity.

Q: What happens if a tip comes in that is considered an immediate threat?
A:  If a tip reveals a threat to student safety or well-being, Gaggle will alert the designated division contact immediately. In the most severe cases, Gaggle will initiate a wellness check.

Q: How will students know about SpeakUp for Safety?
A: Students will be made aware of SpeakUp for Safety in a variety of ways:

  1. Posters will be sent to the schools to be displayed throughout the school.
  2. Students will receive a monthly reminder email about the availability of the tip line.
  3. The new mass notification app will allow RCPS to send app notifications to students regarding things such as the Safety Tip Line.
  4. Instagram stories will be utilized to reach students through social media.
  5. The Tip Line will be added to the Resources for Students tab on

Q: Who receives notification if there is a threat to student or school safety?
A:  School administrators (min. 3 per school) have been designated as Emergency Contacts with Gaggle. Gaggle will reach out to school-level contacts in situations where they review a tip and identify concerning content. School-level contacts will be contacted before reaching out to division-level contacts.

40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502