In an effort to constantly improve and enhance school safety, we are implementing a new visitor management system beginning August 7th - the first day of school - at all nine WWS schools. This new comprehensive system will enhance our school entrance security and better ensure that every visitor to our schools is permitted and authorized to be in our school buildings.
Beginning August 7th, A SafeVisitor background check will be required for anyone who visits our schools, including family members of our students. Examples of activities in the schools where visitors will need a completed SafeVisitor background check are listed below:
- Lunch Guests
- Classroom Parties
- Classroom Volunteers/Helpers/Room Parents
- Field Trip Chaperones
Examples of activities that will not require a formal background check are listed below (these visitors will still follow normal school check-in procedures):
- Classroom Guest Speakers
- Parent/Teacher Conferences/Case Conferences
- Special Events (Grandparent’s Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)
- School Programs
- Visiting school office area or dropping off items at the school
Background checks are good for three years at any school in the district. These background checks will cost $12.95 and can be acquired via the link below.
Please note - this process could take 3 to 6 business days. Once approved, please be on the lookout for a badge notification email from “firstname.lastname@example.org.” Your badge will be attached as a PDF. You can either print it, save it on your phone, or download the SafeVisitor app. A photo will be required and added upon your first visit to the school.
WWS staff members will not need to complete this additional background check to visit district schools as they have already completed an advanced criminal background check for employment.
Here is the link:
Please contact Debbie Krieg, Human Resources Secretary, at email@example.com or 317-867-8039 with any questions.
Thank you for your support in keeping our schools safe.
*Please understand that if you have lived outside of Hamilton County or the state of Indiana, there may be additional costs associated with the background request.
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