The Warrior Run School District has been proactive in taking steps to increase the safety and security of our schools. The District has recently added another important layer of safety in each of our main offices. The Raptor Visitor Management System will go into effect at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. The Raptor system will better allow us to screen visitors in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.
HOW IT WORKS
Upon entering any main office during school hours, visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID (such as a driver’s license, U.S. military card, U.S. passport, or permanent resident card), that will be entered into the Raptor system.
The Raptor system checks the visitor’s name and date of birth with the national database of registered sex offenders. The District recognizes that privacy and confidentiality are important to our visitors, and that is why we want to assure you that no other database is checked by the Raptor system. No other data from the ID is gathered or recorded, and the information is not shared with any outside agency.
A badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit will then be issued.
At the conclusion of the visit, the visitor will return to the main office and sign out of the system. This provides a record of entry, departure, and time in any of our schools.
Once the visitor’s ID has been scanned initially into the Raptor system, each WRSD school building can access the information without having to scan the ID again.
Note: A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork. In the event that a person does not have identification, he/she can still be given access to the building, but will be escorted by a school staff member.
The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor Visitor Management System provides a consistent way to track visitors while restricting access to those who may present a danger to our students. If you are interested in learning more about the Raptor system, please visit the Raptor Technologies website (www.raptortech.com) or contact any building office for more information.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and your support in enhancing the school safety protocols of our district!