New Visitor Procedures

New visitor procedures at District 833
Posted on 10/21/2019
District 833 Logo South Washington County Schools has a new visitor management system to provide an additional layer of security for our schools. District 833 will continue to welcome all visitors and encourage all parents to be an active part of their children’s educational experience. This change is simply to enhance the safety and security of both students and staff by better tracking who is in our schools and limiting access to those who pose a potential threat.

The first time a visitor comes to a District 833 building, they will be asked to present a government-issued ID. If that ID is the shape of a standard driver's license they will only have to show their ID on the first visit and can state their name upon all returning visits. This is because the system will record their name, photo and date of birth.

This new system will allow school staff to quickly and securely check-in all visitors. In addition, all visitors will be screened for a match on sexual offender registries in all 50 states every time they visit. That screening will happen even if visitors have been to the school before.

This new process will replace the current process of visitors signing in and creating their own visitor passes. Instead, visitor passes will be created and distributed by school staff.

The visitor management process will only be used during school hours. Attendees at after-hours events such as performances, ceremonies, or academic/athletic competitions will not be required to complete the process.

Learn more about the new procedures here.