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Visiting Hewitt Elementary

Visitors to Midway ISD campuses will notice a security system in place when they enter the school buildings. Midway schools use the Raptor V-Soft visitor identification program which provides additional safety for students and staff. Raptor is a web-based software application that helps schools track their visitors, students and faculty. The Raptor system helps the school office know who is attempting to gain access to the campus. It also helps track visitors and volunteers who routinely visit their campus.

Most notably, this system tracks all Registered Sexual Offenders in the United States and alerts law enforcement and district/campus administration when a Registered Sexual Offender signs in at a campus. This system will identify all visitors to a campus. The system also checks for “private alert” information which has been entered by campus administration. This might include information such as issues relating to parental custodial cases.

Visitors to the school will be asked to show photo identification at the receptionist desk (driver’s license, state ID card, military photo ID). The ID will be scanned into the V-Soft system and a visitors badge will be issued if there is no alert indicated on the data base. Although the visitor will need to check-in with the receptionist each visit and receive a badge, he/she will only need to present the photo ID on the first visit at each campus.

We thank the parents, volunteers and visitors for their understanding and patience as we continue working to provide a safe and secure environment for all students, staff and visitors.