District Safety

  • The safety and wellbeing of our students is our number one priority in the Clarkstown Central School District, as our students would not be able to learn and grow without a safe place to do so. We are constantly on the lookout for new methods of safeguarding our students and staff, and strive to maintain an environment in which students can excel in academic achievement with peace of mind.

Raptor Visitor Management System

  • Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our building at all times and the RaptorVisitor Management System better allows us to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers. This system provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students.

    Upon entering the District Office, all visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued driver's license or New York State non-driver identification card which will be scanned and instantly checked against a publicly available sex offender registry. The system will also produce a visitor's pass that includes the visitor's picture and name, as well as the date, time, and location of the visit. The visitor's pass must be worn and be visible during the entire visit. Upon exiting the school, all visitors will be required to return to the front desk and return the visitor's pass to sign out.

    The Raptor system only scans a visitor's name, date of birth and photo for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. Additional data from the driver's license is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system or entity such as the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Raptor Q&A

  • What is the Raptor system?

  • How does Raptor work?

  • What is the purpose of the Raptor system?

  • Does the School/Dist. have the right to require visitors, even parents, to produce identification?

  • What types of IDs will work in Raptor?

  • What other information is the school taking from driver’s licenses?

  • What does a visitor do if he/she doesn’t have a government-issued ID?

  • Is an ID card scan necessary each time a person comes in the building?

  • What is the checkout process for visitors leaving the building?

  • Is Raptor System be used for after school activities?

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