COVID-19 Response

We are here to support school and district leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Get Back to the Classroom With Raptor

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has put an additional wrinkle into the new school year. With many districts working to return students back to in-person learning, you need a technology partner that can help you:

  • Manage health screening and contact tracing
  • Structure response to student physical and mental health issues
  • Contact trace visitors and volunteers
  • Call for help when irate parents disrupt the school day


Confidently Respond to COVID-19

With the omicron variant driving a surge in new COVID-19 cases, you can keep students, staff, and visitors with exposure risk out of your buildings and promptly facilitate contact tracing.

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On-site Health Screening

Add custom health screening questions to your check-in procedure and receive immediate notification if someone deemed a risk attempts to sign in.

Contact Tracing

Automatically record entrant data, including sign-in/out times and authorized location, to assist with contact tracing efforts.

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Manage the Pandemic’s Impact on Student Mental Health

Due to emotional, behavioral, and psychological effects from the pandemic, experts warn that schools will see an increase in physical and mental health issues as students return to the classroom. The Team Assist function of Raptor Alert allows districts to predefine the proper level of response to everyday student emergencies.


Track Vaccinations for Visitors and Volunteers

You can ensure visitors and volunteers on your campus have been vaccinated by designating custom fields as verified vaccination status fields. Volunteers can even add an image of their vaccination card to their records.

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Handle Interruptions from Angry Parents

Emotions are running high with parents across the country as districts officials revisit mask and vaccination requirements for the new school year. The potential for confrontations with parents has never been greater. Staff members can use the Team Assist function in Raptor Alert to summon help for your staff when they face an uncomfortable situation with an irate parent. 

COVID-19 Resources

Hope in Mental Health

The “Hope” Piece of Mental Health

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Student Mental Health 2022

What Does Student Mental Health Look Like in 2022?

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Eight Things Schools Can Do to Support Student Mental Health

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Streamlining CDC Guidelines to Prevent COVID Spread

How to Streamline the CDC’s Guidelines for Schools with Positive COVID-19 Cases

Listen to this blog 4 minutes K-12 school administrators have a lot on their hands. While working to limit classroom …

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Three Ways to Address Learning Loss with School Volunteers

Remote learning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unfinished learning and/or learning loss for countless students. Research shows that …

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5 More Things Your School Visitor Management System Must Do (Part 2)

Listen to the blog (7 minutes) A first line of defense in keeping unwanted visitors out is knowing exactly who …

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3 Things Schools Should Prioritize as They Reopen

Top 3 Things Schools Should Prioritize as They Reopen

Paul Timm, board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP) and nationally acclaimed school safety expert, recently spoke with Raptor about the top 3 things schools should focus on this back-to-school. These priorities include collaborating …

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Return to School Roadmap

Return to School Roadmap: How to Accomplish the Three “Landmark” Priorities

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) clearly states its position on reopening schools: “We must keep opening school doors and welcoming students back into …

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Survey Shows Insights into K-12 School Safety Policies

Survey Shows Where Schools Have Improved–or Regressed–in K-12 School Safety Policies

Campus Safety Magazine’s 2021 Access Control & Lockdown Deep Dive Survey provides insight into over 400 K-12 school, university, and healthcare safety policies. Below …

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