For any school safety concerns contact SRO Chad Hochstatter

Phone: (815)539-7446 x531

In the case of an emergency, please call 911.

School Safety

Our district is proactive in providing parents with information that benefits the health and safety of students and demonstrates our commitment to the well-being of all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Internet Safety

In today's digital age, it can be a challenge for parents to keep their kids safe on the internet and to make them understand some of the dangers that might exist by using it. Below are just a couple of resources that may help you understand some of the risks, and help you speak to your kids about them.

NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Our Goals

While the Internet can be a valuable educational tool, it exposes children to dangers and security risks. Fortunately, there is so much that parents can do to help their children stay safe when accessing the web. This resource is developed for parents to understand these risks and what steps to take in order to minimize them. 

Raptor Visitor Management System

What does the Raptor Visitor Management System do?

Raptor is a visitor and volunteer management system that enhances school security as well as the school building’s ability to efficiently track and maintain visitor and volunteer records electronically.  Every visitor is instantly screened against the registered sex offender databases in all 50 states. The Raptor system also ensures that accurate and reliable records are kept for every visitor that enters the school building, every day.

What forms of ID will the district accept?

All visitors will be asked to present a government-issued ID to be scanned into Raptor upon entering a school building.  Name, photo, and date of birth from visitor IDs are instantly compared against the national sex offender registry.

Who will be scanned?

All persons seeking entrance to any part of the building during the school hours. 

What will happen if you do not have a valid form of ID?

No access to the building will be allowed.

Will a visitor have to present a photo ID before every visit to the school buildings?

No. To become a registered visitor in Raptor, the visitor will need to present a government-issued ID at the first initial visit. Subsequent visits will not require the presentation of an ID but will require the visitor to simply check in through Raptor. At each check-in, the visitor is screened against the national sex offender registry.

Visitors will need to present an ID for scanning at each NEW school they visit, as each school database is individual to the system. To maintain accurate identification, at the beginning of each school year, visitors and volunteers will be asked to present identification upon their first visit to a school.

Who should I contact for more information?

Chad Hochstatter, Raptor Administrator at 815-539-7446 Ext. 531.