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A Safe Environment for our Students and Staff
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Monday, December 12, 2016
Secure Access

As a part of our continued efforts to provide a safe environment for our students and staff, a video secure access (buzz-in) system has been installed at our school.  The main entrance of the school is now equipped with a security camera and intercom.  Beginning Tuesday, January 7, after the start of each school day, doors will be locked and all parents and visitors will be required to push an intercom button and state their name and the purpose of their visit prior to gaining entry into the school.  School staff will make a visual and verbal determination prior to granting visitors access to the school.  In addition, all visitors will continue to be asked to provide photo identification, sign in and wear a visitor badge while in the school.  Thank you for your cooperation as we implement this system in our continued efforts to provide a safe environment for our students and staff.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  When will the new system go into effect?

A:  The new buzz- in system will go into effect in January of 2014.  Each elementary and middle school will be equipped with a buzz-in station at the main entrance which includes an intercom and security camera.  Parents and visitors will be required to push an intercom button and state their name and the purpose of their visit prior to gaining entry into the school.  In addition, all visitors will continue to be asked to provide photo identification, sing in and wear a visitor badge while in the school.

 

Q:  What time will the school doors be locked in the morning?

A:  Elementary school doors will be locked at 8:00.  Middle school doors will be locked at 8:30

 

Q:  What if my child is late to school?  Will he or she need to be buzzed in?

A:  Yes, your child will need to go to the main entrance of the school and use the buzz-in system in order to enter the school.

 

Q: Will parents who are volunteers at the school need to follow the same buzz-in procedures?

A:  Yes.  All parents and visitors will need to follow the buzz-in procedures in order to enter the school.

 

Q:  Will the buzz-in system be in use when there are large numbers of parents and visitors at the school due to special events?

A:  The Principal will determine whether the buzz-in system will be used during specific events that are held during school hours.

 

Q:  How will visitors who are unfamiliar with the new buzz-in procedures know where to enter the building?

A:  Signs will be posted outside exterior doors directing visitors to the main entrance.  In addition, information on how to access the intercom will be posted at the main entrance.

 

Q:  How will school staff determine whether or not to grant a visitor access to the school?

A:   School staff may use a list of clarifying questions to determine whether the visitor has a legitimate reason to enter the school.  If there is any concern about admitting the visitor, school staff will contact school administration for response.

Thank you for your cooperation as we implement this system in our contunued efforts to provide a safe enviornemnt for our students and staff.

 

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