Security Letter to Parents

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Rivercrest ISD continues to look for ways to ensure the security and welfare of our students and staff. As part of this practice, we will be implementing a new access control system at the junior high and high school campuses similar to the system already in place at the elementary campus.

Building entry procedures at the elementary school will continue as normal however, beginning on Monday, February 23, 2015, all exterior doors on the junior high and high school campuses will be locked throughout the school day.

Exterior doors will be unlocked in the morning from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. for the morning arrival of students. After 8:00 a.m. all doors will automatically lock and visitors will be required to “buzz in” to gain access to the building through a closed circuit monitoring system.

High school visitors will gain access through the doors in front of the high school office and junior high visitors will gain access through the doors on the side by the junior high office (the covered doors on the northeast corner). Visitors will not be allowed access at any other location.

Procedures to enter the buildings at either of the above locations:

1. To the right of the door is an intercom/camera.

2. Press the button on the intercom.

3. Place yourself in front of the camera on the panel.

4. Someone will see you and will respond verbally.

5. They can then release the door for you to enter the building.

6. You will then report to the office.

We need your help and cooperation for our system to work effectively. Our office staff is handling multiple tasks and although they will work diligently to help you gain access into the building as quickly as possible, there may be a short delay until someone can view you on the monitor and allow access. Please help by identifying yourself and providing your child’s name. Again, all visitors must come to the office immediately after gaining access to the building to receive a visitor’s badge.

We ask for your patience as we all get acquainted with this new system and remember that we have your child’s best interest at heart.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Stanley Jessee