SchoolMessenger Quick Tip FAQ

What is SchoolMessenger Quick Tip?

A new reporting tool for students: Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators anonymously. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.

Quick Tip allows school administrators to receive tips at any time and have the ability to respond in a timely manner to issues that impact the school or individual students. The reported issues range from peer pressure, campus violence, depression, suicide and bullying, to name a few.

Students, staff, parents and other stakeholders can visit the district website at www.libertyk12org to gain access to Quick Tip.  Users can identify which schools receive the tip, select an appropriate topic from the dropdown list, write the message and submit the tip.  Users may choose to communicate anonymously or non-anonymously.

The district’s Quick Tip app is available as a free download for both iOS (iTunes App Store) and Android devices (Google Play.) Users can search for “quick tip” to find the app which is free. If you download the app, you will be prompted to enter a location code. This code will link your app to the district. The location code is Liberty.

The Liberty Central School District holds the safety of our students and staff as our first priority. The “Quick Tip” feature is located on our homepage, www.libertyk12.org, under “Quick Links.”

How does it work?

Tips are sent using a form available online or in App. When sending a tip, submitters select from a drop-down list of common issues they may be facing and then enter the tip message. If they have an image related to the tip, there is an option to attach it to the message. If tip submitters want to include contact information, there are fields that allow them to do so. Administrators in the district office receive the tips and forward them to the school to investigate or take action as appropriate.

When can the system be used?

Any stakeholder will have access to Quick Tip 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students may log on to Quick Tip from any computer or smart phone with internet access and have the ability, on or off campus, to create positive connections with administrators by addressing topics of concern.

It’s helpful to share specific information such as a detailed description of the concern or incident, names and grade levels of those involved, location of concern, names of any potential witnesses, and any supporting evidence.

It’s important that reporters submit thorough and accurate information. False reporting is subject to disciplinary action.

Quick Tip is available to Liberty Central School District students. Parents and other adults wishing to express a concern or share information are encouraged to continue doing so by calling our schools directly and speaking with the appropriate personnel. It is our hope that Quick Tip will provide students with a form of support that will result in us hosting the best possible learning environment for our students.

How can I submit a tip?

Anyone can submit a tip in six quick steps from the home page:

  1. Click the link on the district’s homepage (www.libertyk12.org)
  2. Select a School.
  3. Select a Topic.
  4. Type your tip Message.
  5. Upload an image. (Optional)
  6. Enter personal information. (Optional)

For the app, users can submit a tip using these steps:

  1. After downloading and installing the app once, activate the app.
  2. On the first use, enter the Location Code Liberty.
  3. Select a Tip Category.
  4. Select an Organization (school building).
  5. Type your tip Message.
  6. Enter personal information. (Optional)