Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:
The 2023-24 school year got off to a great start yesterday. It was great having our students back in our classrooms. Thank you for you working with us to ensure that all forms and documents are completed. With the state’s new online registration system, we realize that registering your child was a bit tedious, but next year, it should be much easier. Thank you for your patience.
The purpose of this message is to inform you about a new visitor management system that we purchased with some of our safe schools’ funding from the state as this is a top priority and recommendation of the AR Safe Schools Commission. This advanced technology uses management software to protect students and staff from the risk of unwanted visitors or predators by instantly comparing school visitor identification data against an integrated, comprehensive database of sex offender registries throughout the United States. This system will also be used to track student tardies and early dismissals.
Our plan is to begin using this new security system beginning Wednesday morning. Any visitor, including parents and guardians, will need to bring their driver’s license or state-issued identification card into the office with them to get their ID scanned for the first time. Once scanned in any building, it won’t be necessary to get scanned in any of the other buildings. No visitors will be allowed past the office without an identification tag that is created through the system.
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in using Hall Pass and for assisting the district in helping keep our students and employees safe.
John Karnes, Superintendent