Report Safety Concerns
Ankeny Community Schools is dedicated to providing a safe environment for students. One area we focus on is bullying prevention. A strong partnership between schools, students, and parents can help combat bullying. A tool you can use to help in the fight against bullying is our phone and web-based incident reporting tool called “TIPS.” TIPS empowers students, parents, teachers, and community members to anonymously report warning signs and trouble.
How do I make a report?
Click on the Incident Reporting button (maroon butterfly icon), or report a safety concern here. Please note, TIPS is NOT an emergency reporting system. Emergencies should be reported to 911.
Is the report really anonymous?
Yes! You will remain truly anonymous if you choose, so you have nothing to fear in sharing your concerns. However, we cannot guarantee a follow-up unless we have your name and a way to contact you by either phone or email.
Once a report is submitted what happens?
All reports are securely transmitted to and stored within the Awareity platform. Immediate notifications are sent to the appropriate personnel, and reports are only accessible by approved personnel. Once the team has reviewed your report/concerns, appropriate investigation and follow-up efforts will occur.
Do I have to use the form to make a report?
No. You are still welcome and encouraged to speak directly with a team member at 515-963-7233 (515-963-SAFE).
With TIPS, students and parents can report:
- Drug/Alcohol Abuse
- Threats of Self-Harm or Injury
- Suicide Risk
- Threats of Violence/Weapons
If you have questions about the use of the TIPS system, please contact Safety and Security Specialist at 515.965.9604, ext. 57648.