Hello Hart Families! This is Principal Jason d’Autremont with some very exciting and important news for our community. We now have a new reporting system for our students and their families to use to share a concern about another student's well-being. This reporting system is called CAREText.
Over the last several years, the William S. Hart Union High School District has placed an emphasis on student wellness. Knowing that a student who feels emotionally supported is more successful, the District set out to open Wellness Centers on each of our campuses, with the first of those opening in August of 2019. Now the District is looking to expand this effort even further by taking the existing Student Care Line and re-branding it as CAREText, providing a more comprehensive function.
Student Care Line (formerly Text-a-Tip) has been used by students, staff and families to report something out of the ordinary. With the goal being “If you see something, say something"; the Student Care Line was there to report if someone was wanting to hurt themselves or others, or even if there was the possibility of someone committing a crime.
The new CAREText will be broadened to include mental health and wellness concerns. If you are struggling or know someone who is struggling, CAREText will make early intervention possible, allowing for small problems to be handled before they become big problems.
Cause for concern might be indicated by:
Trouble controlling emotions
Withdrawal from friends and usual activities
Feelings of rejection or solitude
Feeling constantly disrespected
Frequent loss of temper
Increased risk-taking behavior
Talk of suicide or loss of hope
Declining school performance
Students and families are at their best when their emotional well-being is supported. Please join us in our commitment to this effort by using CAREText when you need it. You can send a text message to (661) 383-1722. All text messages received will be forwarded to our HartTip email.