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DeKalb Central Schools Safety Procedures

DeKalb County Central United School District uses the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our district schools to build on the district’s program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our building at all times and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. The Raptor System better allows us to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provides us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. The Raptor System will run a background check on any visitor. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. Your ID and car keys will be left in the main office and returned when your visit has ended.

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. In the event that a person does not have identification, he/she will not be able to access the building.

Anyone that wishes to volunteer within DeKalb County Central United School District, must fill out the volunteer application and go through the appropriate background checks found by hovering over “Parents & Students” and then clicking on “Visitors and Volunteer” on the district website.

Emergency Language
Keeping students and staff safe and secure while attending school is our highest priority. At DeKalb Central Schools, we continually work to ensure that our current safety protocols are executed with fidelity throughout the district and that those protocols are routinely reviewed to make certain that we are employing the most up-to-date, best practices.

Enhanced Lockdown
DeKalb County Central United Schools will activate an enhanced lockdown when there is a threat directly on campus or in a building. The enhance lockdown provides staff and students with several options for their safety. We ask three questions. What do you KNOW? What do you SEE? What do you HEAR? Based on information from those questions, teachers and students can lockdown and barricade the door in the room in which they are located, teacher and students can escape the scene, or as a last resort teachers and students and counter against the threat.

Lock Out
DeKalb County Central United Schools will activate a lock out where there is a potential threat in the area. If a lockout has been activated students will be brought into the school from outside recess or PE classes, there will be no outside recess or PE classes until the threat is gone, classes inside of the building will continue as normal. Central Office and building administration can also restrict the movement in/out of the building.