Keeping our Students and Staff Safe
Raptor Visitor Registration System
Student safety is Creston Community School District’s highest priority. Raptor is a visitor registration program that will help track who is in our school buildings and keep our students and staff safe. Raptor reads a visitor’s driver’s license or other approved identification and compares information to a sex offender database. Raptor alerts building administrators and the School Resource Officer if a match is found and prints a visitor’s pass if no match is found. The pass will identify the person as an approved visitor and include the date, time, and a picture of the visitor.
How it Works
Visitors will register in at the main office upon arriving and present a valid government issued ID.
The office staff will scan the ID through the Raptor system, which only pulls the visitor’s name, date of birth, and photo for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. No other personal identifying information is saved.
If no match is found, the system will print a visitor’s pass.
The self-expiring pass will identify the person as an approved visitor and include the date and time and a picture of the visitor.
The visitor must wear the pass during their visit and it must be visible.
Visitors will need to check out at the main office prior to leaving.
The first registration with the Raptor system may take a couple of minutes. However, the process will be significantly shorter upon return visits.
Do I need my ID if I’m just dropping off or picking up an item at the office?
A visitor’s pass will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off/pick up an item in the school office.
Will Raptor Be Used for School-Sponsored Events in the Evening or on Weekends?
No. Raptor will only be used during school hours (and those times will vary based on each school’s start/end time).
How does the system work?
Driver’s license information is compared to a database that consists of registered sex offenders from all 50 states. If a match is found, district administrators and law enforcement personnel can take appropriate steps to keep the school/site safe.
What other information is the school taking from driver’s license?
The electronic visitor registration system only scans the visitor’s name, date of birth, and photo for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. Additional visitor data will not be gathered and no data will be shared with any outside company or organization.
What if a visitor does not have a state-issued ID?
State ID, military licenses
What if the person does not have, or refuses to show identification?
Contact the principal or the ranking administrator immediately. They can both question the individual and explain the process to them. Based on the knowledge of the person and situation, administration can make a determination whether to allow entry (and manually enter the information into the system) or refuse access to the building and/or a student. The principal or administrator should check the individuals information against the Iowa sex offender web site at www.iowsexoffender.com.
If the individual clears registration, enter their information into the system manually. The individual should be provided limited and supervised access.
Thank you for your patience and supporting the safety of our students and schools!