Hawk News

New Process for Welcoming Visitors
Posted on 07/10/2019

Dear Hawk Elementary Families,

Our first priority—at all times—is to keep our students and staff safe. So we are making some changes to how we welcome visitors to our school.

On Monday, September 30, we will start using the Raptor Visitor Management System. This system will help us better screen visitors so we know who is in our building at all times.

Every visitor who enters our school will be asked to show a valid, government-issued ID.
The system will scan the ID (name, date of birth and photo) and check it against a national database of registered sex offenders. Once entry is approved, we will issue a visitor badge. Before leaving, visitors will also need to check out through our office.

Visitors will only need to scan their ID the first time they visit our school. A badge will not be necessary to drop off an item in the office, check in a student or pick up paperwork.

While this new system is a change for our families and visitors, we believe it will keep our school safer. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.