Onslow County Schools in the News
OCS Launches Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS)
OCS has officially launched the “Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) for students, which most North Carolina public school districts will be adopting this year to meet reporting guidelines and standards developed by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the Center for Safer Schools.
Say Something is a youth violence prevention program from the national nonprofit organization Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), which has funding to provide the program and training at no cost to the district.
The Say Something program is for reporting any type of serious concerns about students who are struggling or potentially violent. So “tipsters” can send reports on anything from school threats they’ve seen or overheard to personal crises including sexual harassment, self-harm, and depression.
The SS-ARS allows youth and adults to securely submit anonymous safety concerns – anytime, from anywhere – to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others. The system enables school administrators and law enforcement to create effective interventions and to help prevent violence, suicide, bullying, self-harm and other forms of threatening behavior.
More information on SS-ARS can be found here: Say Something Anonymous Reporting System
2019-2020 Meal Benefit Applications
Applications for free or reduced lunch are available now. A new meal benefit application is required each school year, unless a family has been directly certified. Paper applications will be available at schools closer to the start of the school year.
Parents are welcome to start filling out online meal benefit applications for the upcoming school year here: Meal Benefit Applications.
You can contact the Child Nutrition office with any questions.