All visitors, including parents/guardians and accompanying minors, must sign in and receive a visitor’s badge at the front desk to receive proper authorization to be in the building (see Raptor Visitor Management information below). Visitors must display the visitor’s badge and may be asked by the school staff to display their ID’s as requested.
The front desk admin will determine and issue a visitor’s badge accordingly and will screen for the following:
- Their purpose for visiting
- Their destination
- Who they are visiting (accountability)
Arrangements to meet with a teacher or staff member should be requested 24 hours prior to the visit.
Student visitors must have prior authorization (this does not include current CECP off campus students) from the Head of School or designee before entering the school site. This includes anyone who is not a student currently enrolled at CECP.
For the purpose of student recruitment, there will be scheduled Shadow Days in the school year when outside students will be allowed to “shadow” CECP students and experience CECP student life/campus/teaching staff, etc. These days are specifically designated for outside students to be on campus. Appointments to shadow must be made in advance. During these days visiting students will be required to report to the front desk to sign in, and they will be assigned to other students or a teacher for that time frame.
Visitors in violation of any of the above procedures or whose conduct jeopardizes the safety of students and staff, interferes with programs in the school, or endangers property are subject to immediate removal from the school by order of the Head of School or designee and possible arrest.
Raptor Visitor Management System
CECP is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. The Raptor system will better allow us to screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.
Upon entering school, all visitors will be asked to present an ID such as a Driver’s License, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. If a parent or guardian for any reason does not have a US government-issued ID, the school staff member can use any form of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system. The Raptor system
will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our school campuses without our knowledge. The Raptor system checks the visitor's name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. The registered sex offender database is the only official database checked by the Raptor system. No other data from the ID is gathered or recorded and the information is not shared with any outside agency. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her 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.
The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system allows us to quickly identify those that may present a danger to our students.