Maintaining a Secure School Environment
The security of a school campus is a major consideration when families are choosing the right school for their children. At HHCA, the safety and security of our students is a top priority, and we make exceptional efforts daily to ensure your children are safe, secure, and protected.
Ongoing security efforts include top-notch emergency preparedness training for faculty and staff, as well as partnerships with the Bluffton Police Department, Bluffton Fire Department, Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, and other emergency management officials on a variety of security initiatives. These include anti-bullying efforts, threat assessment and intervention, risk awareness and mitigation, fire and building safety, and hurricane planning/preparedness.
Together with our community partners, we make sure that emergency response planning at HHCA is ongoing and adaptive, always utilizing proven and up-to-date training, methods, and protocols. All of these efforts combine to ensure that our campus security program stays focused, intentional, highly effective, and responsive.
Raptor Visitor Management System
All HHCA visitors (parents, volunteers, contractors, etc.) are required to sign in at the front desk through the Raptor Management System. The Raptor system enables us to screen campus visitors upon arrival and track visitors on campus at any given time.
Upon entering the school lobby, ALL visitors must present a government-issued ID, such as a driver's license, which will be scanned into the Raptor system for a high-level background check. Visitors who pass the background check will receive a printed ID badge that must be worn while on campus. Before leaving campus, visitors will be required to sign out through the Raptor system, as well.
As a retired police detective with 30 years of sports arena and concert venue security management, as well as private security experience, I have seen firsthand the value of excellent training paired with strong community partnerships. They both play a crucial role in helping us maintain a safe campus environment for students every day.
Steve Bryant, Director of Security