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Raptor Visitor Management System

 
September 6, 2017

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

The School District of Haverford Township has implemented the the Raptor Visitor Management System to protect students, faculty, and staff. The Raptor Visitor Management System allows us to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our buildings at all times.

 

Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. Each and every visitor is instantly screened against the registered sex offender databases in all fifty states. It is important to note that the Raptor Visitor Management System only scans the visitor's name, date of birth and photo for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit.

 

Additional visitor data from the driver's license is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system such as the Department of Motor Vehicles.

 

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.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the Raptor visitor management system, please visit the Raptor Technologies website (www.raptortech.com). If you have any questions for the district personnel, please contact Neil Evans, Interim Director of Pupil Services at 610-853-5900 x7236.

 

The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor Visitor Management System ensures that accurate and reliable records are kept for every visitor that enters our schools. Therefore, all visitors to the school must be scanned into the system and obtain a visitor badge. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support of enhancing school safety protocols in our district.

 

Our system has been updated for the 2017-2018 school year. In the near future, current volunteers will receive notification to complete a volunteer form, they will NOT need to provide new clearances.

 

Sincerely,

Neil Evans
Interim Director of Pupil Services and Special Education
School District of Haverford Township