Waukee Community School District welcomes visitors and encourages all parents to be an active part of their children’s educational experience. To ensure we are able to maintain a safe learning environment the district uses Raptor, a visitor management system, to screen all visitors against sexual offender registries in all 50 states and establish a consistent sign-in process across the district.
All visitors are required to check in at the school office and present a photo ID when they arrive at any building. When a visitor signs in at the office, he/she will receive a visitor sticker that he/she will be expected to wear during his/her stay in the building. Visitors are expected to sign out prior to leaving the building. Students and visitors to the school are not allowed to take photos or video unless they have permission from the staff or it fits under another policy exception (e.g. taking photos of performers at a public event).
HOW IT WORKS
- All visitors, including parents/guardians, must report to the main office upon their arrival at the school and provide their driver’s license or other state or federally issued ID.
- The barcode on their ID is scanned electronically and Raptor looks for a match on state sexual offender databases.
- If a match is identified, the building principal or designated representative will immediately be notified and respond according to district procedures.
- If no match is identified, visitors are issued a date specific visitor’s badge that includes their name, photograph and destination. These badges must be worn at all times while on the school grounds.
- All visitors are required to check out in the main office prior to leaving the school and return their visitor badges so they can be destroyed by office staff.
- Children who do not have a valid ID are allowed to visit as long as an adult who has completed the check-in process accompanies them.