Due to COVID-19 we have made adjustments to the visitor policies for this school year.
We understand that parents and other family members may need to visit our school buildings during the school year. The district has made changes to our visitor practices and protocols to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff.
- In most cases, if parents are bringing an item to school for their child, they will be asked to leave it inside the secured entrance to the school. Office staff will communicate with parents using the intercom system inside the vestibule.
- If parents drop off a student after school starts, the parent should remain in the vestibule, and the child will enter the office area and will be brought to class.
- Parents picking up a child at the elementary or middle school level will enter the office area and current procedures will be followed (the child will be brought to the parent in the office.) If a parent is picking up a child due to a health-related issue, the nurse (or other staff member) will bring the child to the parent in the office area.
- At this time, parent visits related to classroom visits, lunches with students, etc. are not allowed.
- Meeting with parents related to an IEP or other meeting with staff will be held in a meeting room space located in the school's office area.
- Masks are mandatory and appointments are preferred for all other visitors.
Visitor check-in helps to ensure safety and security in our schools
Each school uses a visitor management system to ensure safety and security for all our students and staff. Our goal is to make our schools as safe as possible and make the check-in process as efficient as we can for our visitors and staff.
- All visitors must enter and exit via the school’s main entrance. Please follow the posted directions to gain access to the school office.
- On your first visit to one of our schools, you will be required to provide a state-issued driver’s license or state-issued ID (from any state). District staff will use our new Raptor Visitor Management software to complete a registered sexual offenders check and to register you in the system for future visits to any school.
- It is important to note that the Raptor system only scans the required information to complete a comparison with the national databases of registered sex offenders. Additional data from the driver’s license is not gathered, nor is the system connected to any other systems such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore, any other information on the ID is not accessible to school staff.
- Once entry to the building is approved, we will issue a visitor badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of the visit. You will be asked to wear the visitor badge during your visit in the school.
- You will NOT be required to show your ID on subsequent visits. On subsequent visits, you will be asked your name and the system will issue a visitor badge for that day’s visit.
- A visitor badge will not be necessary if you are visiting the school to simply drop off an item or visit office staff.
- In the event that you do not have a state-issued driver’s license or state-issued ID on your first visit, or you are not able to scan your license or state ID, school staff will ask you to stay in the office area and they will bring your child to you. No visitors will be allowed beyond the office without a visitor badge.
The safety of our students and staff is our priority. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work together to make our schools as safe and secure as possible.