The campus security policy at SJUSD has always included the strategy of requiring visitor registration, and this process will soon be easier to administer with the new LobbyGuard system scheduled for installation at all sites during the month of January. All visitors to schools are required to show a government-issued photo identification card, usually a driver's license. If a visitor does not have a driver's license, another form of valid photo ID may be used, such as a Matricula Counsular card or passport. The new equipment will scan the photo ID as part of the sign-in process and then a visitor badge will be printed, to be worn at all times while on school property. Prior to leaving the school, visitors are to return to the school office and sign-out on the LobbyGuard equipment.
Regular volunteers at SJUSD are issued volunteer badges; the badges can be scanned by the LobbyGuard system, which will check-in the volunteer who will not need an additional badge printed. As with other visitors, volunteers will return to the school office and sign-out prior to leaving the school, again by means of their volunteer badges.
SJUSD employees visiting a different school site or work location will also be required to use their district-issued badge to check-in/check-out at the school office on LobbyGuard. Substitute employees are included in this need to use district-issued badges for their check-in/check-out. All substitute/regular employees are to wear badges while on our campuses, making it easier for younger children to spot someone they can trust in an emergency.
Lost district-issued badges can be replaced by SJUSD's District Office Receptionists, Tracy Simpson or Cyndi Navarro Orozco (951-929-7700 x4200). If a volunteer or employee forgets to bring their badge when visiting another school or work location, they may use their driver's license to scan into LobbyGuard to have a temporary badge printed for the visit.
For more information about the use of LobbyGuard Visitor Management System or questions about visitor protocols at SJUSD schools and work locations, contact Dr. Spencer Holtom, Director, Student, Community & Personnel Support Department at (951) 929-7700 x4291.