Northshore Christian Academy

Visitor Policy and Check-In System

NCA Check-In & Visitor Badge System


 
Your children's safety and security is of utmost importance to us. We love your children! As a part of NCA's strategic plan for campus safety and security, we use School Gate Guardian, a web based security system operating during our K-8 school hours.

Here are the facts about the system and implementation process:

Who:  All Northshore visitors and parents are required to check in using the system. This includes anyone on campus who does not have a permanent badge.
  • Regular volunteers and visitors are welcome, but not required, to purchase a 'fob-security pass' for quick access for $5.00 (cash or check).
  • If you have a permanent badge/security pass fob, you will not need to go through school gate guardian.
When:  Monday-Friday during K-8 school hours from 8:30am-3:00pm.

Where:  Front lobby computer kiosks by front lobby receptionist desk.

How:  All you need is your current Drivers License -
  • All parents and visitors will scan their driver's license into the system.
  • This system will check our database and nationwide sexual predator background database. Once approved, a disposable badge is issued. It will have a picture, name and date printed on the badge.
  • Regular volunteers and visitors can purchase a 'fob-security pass' for quick access.
  • Scanning your driver's license and the printing of your badge will take 10 to 20 seconds and is much quicker and easier than signing in and writing out your own badge! (Your driver's license number is completely secure in School Gate Guardian.) If you do not have a driver's license, you will need to check with the front desk receptionist.
What If?  What if a visitor is blocked by the system? A silent and confidential alert is sent to all principals and security personnel and they are immediately dispatched.

Why?  Our extensive research shows that this system is necessary for optimal school security. It is the next phase of our long-term safety and security plan designed by our safety committee and consultants. Research for the system has resulted in the best system for our campus. Our goal continues to be pro-active rather than reactive to current affairs.
  • Why only used during school hours?  Before and after school hours (6:30am-8:30am and 3:00pm-6:00pm) students are with their parents or with their teachers for drop off, pick up, and after school care.
  • How does this impact school functions?  For any big events like tours, field trips and parties volunteers and guest will check in during 8:30am-3:00pm. Chapel and concerts will not need to check in since they happen in the auditorium. If a parent wants to go to the classroom area, they will need to check in.
Sargent Timothy Reeves, Everett P.D. Resource Officer, serving several school districts, states that NCA is advanced in a number of safety systems compared to other area schools. He serves on the NCA Safety/Security Advisory Board, is NCA staff trainer and regularly joins the volunteer safety walk-through team.

Questions:  If you have questions and comments, please contact
Pam Jackson, Daily Operations Director at pjackson@northshorechristian.org or 425.322.2305.
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