I am writing with important information about a new visitor and volunteer management system that our school will be implementing when school resumes on September 3.
Every day, our goal is to provide a safe learning and working environment for students and staff. As part of that effort, our school district will implement a new visitor and volunteer management system, called RAPTOR. The new system will be used during regular office hours.
RAPTOR system benefits: electronic log of all visitors; check against sex offender database
Visitor management is one of the most important components of school safety and security. The RAPTOR visitor and volunteer registration system maintains an electronic log of visitors that can be accessed by administrators, allowing them to easily identify who is in the school at any time. The system also reads a visitor’s driver’s license or a US government-issued identification and compares the information to a sex offender database, alerting school administrators if a match is found.
What information will be taken from my driver’s license?
The RAPTOR system collects the visitor’s name, date of birth, partial license number, and photo. No other information is gathered
What if I don’t have a driver’s license?
The system can read most government-issued photo identification and passport identification cards. If a visitor does not have any US government-issued identification, a school staff member can accept any form of identification, take a photo and manually enter the person’s name into the RAPTOR system.
What to expect
• When you arrive during the school day, you will be asked to present your photo ID. Your ID will be scanned, and you will be issued a name badge to wear during your visit.
• Please allow a few minutes the first time you use the new system. For subsequent visits, you will be able to self-check in by scanning the bar code on the back of your driver’s license or other acceptable identification. Look for the sign that reads, “Visitor Self Check-In.”
• If you are dropping off items in the main office and not entering the school, you do not need to go through the visitor registration process.
Thank you in advance for your support of our work to enhance school safety protocols at Park Center Senior High.