Tonawanda City Schools uses the Raptor Visitor Management System in all buildings to enhance the district’s program of campus safety and security for students and faculty.

The Raptor system better allows us to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provides us with a safer environment for our students and staff. Parents, even those who visit on a regular basis or are attending a meeting, are considered visitors (including CSE meetings, and other required school meetings).


Upon entering a district building at the designated location, visitors will be asked by a school monitor to present a valid state-issued ID (such as a driver’s license, U.S. military card, U.S. passport or permanent resident card), which will be scanned into the system. It is important to note that the Raptor system only scans the visitor's name, date of birth and photo for comparison with a national database. Additional visitor data from the driver's license is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore any other information on the ID is not scanned by the system and is not accessible to any of the users. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit.

ALL visitors must enter at the following locations districtwide:

  • District Office: Door 11

  • Middle/High School complex: Door 3

  • Fletcher Elementary: Door 1

  • Riverview Elementary: Door 1

  • Mullen Elementary: Door 1

If you have any questions for the district personnel, please contact the building administrator.

The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students and staff. Therefore, all visitors to the school must be scanned into the system and obtain a visitor badge.