The Raptor system enables schools to issue visitor badges with name, photo, time and date and reason for the visit; monitor volunteer and visitor hours; and scan government-issued identification cards to instantly check registered sexual offender databases in all 50 states.
What should visitors, including volunteers, do when they arrive at schools?
During school hours, all visitors must sign in using the Raptor Visitor Management System and wear their Raptor visitor badge while in the school building.
All volunteers and chaperones must complete a background screening process and complete training related to student safety.
All volunteers who regularly support schools as field trip chaperones, mentors, interns, tutors and others must complete the following training modules:
The training is available online through the SafeSchools training management system.
Only individuals who regularly support schools need to complete the training modules. This requirement does not apply to individuals who assist at one-time events under the supervision of PGCPS staff members at all times, such as volunteers for Career Day, Science Fair, College Fair, Spelling Bee, STEM Fair, Principal for a Day, Men Make a Difference Day, book fairs and school dances.
Volunteers must complete the online training modules in order to receive electronic confirmation and a certificate that this requirement has been completed.
As volunteers complete the training, participation is recorded and tracked in SafeSchools. In addition, the volunteer will receive a certificate of completion.
Upon completion of the training and receipt of the fingerprint background check and Child Protective Services (CPS) clearance, a volunteer can support the school.
No. Parents/guardians eating lunch in the cafeteria with their children are considered visitors, not volunteers.
Yes. Student-teachers, interns and mentors must complete the training modules.
Learn about the Fingerprinting and Background Check process.