About the Raptor Security

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The safety of our students is always a top priority for the Pennridge School District. The Pennridge School District Board of Education voted in January 2016 to implement the Raptor Security System for the school buildings. The go-live date for the Raptor system is scheduled for March 29, 2016. This letter details the new procedures and provides an introduction to the new visitor screening system.

Raptor provides an effective way to help schools keep unwanted visitors out while keeping track of those admitted into the buildings. The new system will:

  • Electronically sign in and sign out visitors
  • Print visitor badges
  • Screen all visitors against the national sex offender database
  • Provide real-time offender alerts
By simply scanning a visitor’s driver’s license, other valid ID, or inputting valid identification information, Raptor instantly screens for registered sex offenders in all 50 states. If a potential threat is identified, the Raptor system sends instant alerts to designated officials, including administrators, law enforcement and school security via email and/or text messaging.

Please know that confidentiality is very important to us and the only information maintained in the database when you visit is the visitor name, date of birth and photo. District staff responsible for operating the system have all received training directly from Raptor.

Please note that the ID badge does not replace the Pennridge School District requirement for clearances for all volunteers.

If you are interested in learning more about the Raptor system, please feel free to access theirwebsite.

If you have any questions, please contact your building Principal or the Human Resources Department. We appreciate your cooperation and dedication to keeping our students and staff safe.

Sincerely,

Jacqueline A. Rattigan, Ed. D. Superintendent of Schools