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New Visitor Management System Helps Keep Schools Safe

With student safety always a top priority, the Rush-Henrietta Central School District is pleased to let you know that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools. We used a different visitor management system in recent years and are excited to offer this upgrade in our ongoing effort to keep our schools safe for students, staff members, and the community.
Part of keeping our school district safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times. This new system gives us the ability to do that by allowing us to screen all visitors, contractors, and volunteers who come to our schools. Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present a photo ID, such as a driver’s license, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. This is the same process we have used for the past several years. However, because we are switching to a new system, you will have to provide identification so that it can be scanned again.
Once a visitor’s entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of the visit. A badge will not be necessary for those who come to our schools simply to drop off an item or pick up paperwork in the main office. In the event the system is unavailable when you visit, we ask that, even after your ID has been scanned, you bring it with you each time you visit a school district building or office.
The safety of our students is incredibly important to us. Our new visitor management system allows us to quickly identify the people who truly belong in our schools. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to refine our security efforts.