New London Public Schools is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to build on the district’s program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our building at all times and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. The Raptor system will better allow us to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.
Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. It is important to note that the Raptor 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 from the driver's license is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore, any other information on the ID is not scanned by the system and is not accessible to any of the users. Once entry is approved, the system will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of the visit.
A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork. If a person does not have identification, he/she can still be given access to the building but will be escorted by a school staff member.
If you are interested in learning more about the Raptor visitor management system, please visit the Raptor Technologies website at www.raptortech.com. If you have any further questions, please reach out to your child’s school principal.
The safety of our students is our highest priority. These updated visitor protocols provide a consistent way to ensure no one in our schools present a danger to our students. Therefore, all visitors to the school must be scanned into the system and obtain a visitor badge. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support of enhancing school safety protocols in our district.
Here you can find a tutorial video on how our Raptor System works:
Superintendent of Schools