FAQ

Why is St. Stephen's Episcopal School using this system?

The safety of our students is our highest priority. Raptor provides a consistent system to track visitors and volunteers while keeping away people who present a danger to students and staff members. The system quickly prints visitor badges that include a photo, the visitor's name, time, and date.

What data is collected and stored when a visitor ID is scanned into the Raptor system?

The Raptor scanner collects the ID photo, first name, last name, date of birth, and the last four digits of the license number. If two or more visitors have the same first name, last name, and date of birth, Raptor uses the last four digits of the license number to differentiate between them. Only the minimum data needed to identify an entrant accurately is collected (i.e., no address information, no Social Security numbers, no physical characteristic data, etc.). No other data is collected from the ID, and a photocopy of the ID is not retained.

How is the data used? To what purposes am I authorizing its use?
The data is used to keep a log of all visitors and other entry data. The Raptor system uses the visitor’s first name, last name, and date of birth to check against a database of registered sex offenders in all 50 U.S. states. See Raptor Frequently Asked Questions​.
 
Does St. Stephen's have the right to require visitors, even parents, to produce identification before entering the campus?

Yes. The school must know who is on campus, why they are there, and, if a student is involved (e.g., early pickup), that an individual has the authority to have access to the student.

Where do I enter the campus?

All visitors will be asked to enter the main church/school entrance.

What are the hours of operation for the Raptor system?

Monday – Friday

7:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

What is the checkout process for visitors leaving the campus?

Badges may either be returned to the front office or left with the teacher at the conclusion of the visit.