What is RaptorWare?
RaptorWare is a licensed identification system utilizing your driver’s license to do a background/screening check. That will allow you to sign in via computer and print out a photo-id visitor/volunteer badge.
Why is the school using this identification system?
This is a county wide program being utilized to maintain the safety of the students and staff in all Baltimore County Public School buildings. It will also track volunteer hours and visitor locations throughout the building.
What if I don’t have a driver’s license?
If you don’t have a valid driver’s license, you can use a government picture i.d. card. You can also give your name to do a manual search, but the school will have the right to deny you access to the building.
More Info . . .
The safety of all students and staff in Baltimore County Public Schools is of utmost importance to all of us. Our school is utilizing a system for checking in all visitors. The system is called V-soft by RaptorWare or Raptor. When you visit our school for the first time, you will be asked to present a government-issued photo ID, or a driver’s license to a staff member in the school office. The ID will be scanned and the following information will be collected: your photo, your name, and your date of birth. This information will be utilized to check you in, create an ID badge, and compare your information against sexual offender databases throughout the country. If your name appears on any of the lists or you refuse to allow the school to scan your ID, you will not be allowed access to the school. The only alternative will be to allow the staff to see your ID, verify your first name, last name, and date of birth to be entered into the system manually. However, this method does not store the information, and you must do this each time you visit the school. If you have your ID scanned, you will be asked to show your ID only on future visits, and your name will be selected from an existing list of previous visitors. You will also be asked to check out with the office staff upon leaving the school so that we know you are no longer in the building. You will be required to check into the system even if you are only coming to school to pick up your child. The information collected will not be shared outside of the school and is kept on a secured server. Your assistance with keeping our students and faculty safe is greatly appreciated.