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HHSC Installs SafeVisitor System

 

Cindy Baldwin prepares a badge for a visitor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Heights Installs SafeVisitor System

Hamilton Heights School Corporation has implemented a new visitor management system as part of its ongoing effort to maintain a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment in which all students can learn. The SafeVisitor screening system will enhance building entrance security to better ensure every visitor is permitted and authorized to be in school buildings.

All visitors to any Hamilton Heights school building will be asked to present an ID, such as a driver's license or state issued photo ID, or passport.  

Individuals visiting any building for lunch, classroom parties, as a school volunteer, and/or field trip chaperone will require a Level I National Screen that includes SSN and address verification, and checks against the following:  National Criminal Database, National Sex Offender Registry, County Criminal Search, and Indiana Participating.  This background check also includes the Arrest Alert program, which will notify HHSC of all arrests for active visitors.  The cost for this background check is $14.95 and is valid for two years from approval date.  The background check and approval process can take between 3 to 6 business days.  The link to begin this background check can be found at www.hhschuskies.org under the “For Parents” tab.

Temporary visitors and guests such as classroom guest speakers, those attending temporary parent/teacher conferences/case conferences, classroom/school special events (Grandparent’s Day/Veteran’s Day Programs, etc.), school programs and visiting the school office area or dropping off items at the school will not require the formal background check.  All regular school check-in procedures will apply.  All approved visitors will have a picture taken at each visit and receive a badge that must be visibly worn. Visitors must return to the main office and check-out at the front desk.

A letter detailing the new protocol has been sent to district families.

The school corporation asks that all visitors respect these new procedures and be patience with staff implementing the new procedures. 

Photo caption:  Hamilton Heights School Corporation’s new SafeVisitor System will add another layer of school safety and security.  Cindy Baldwin, the Middle School Office Secretary, prepares a badge for a visitor as part of the corporation’s new visitor management system.