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
Here are the facts about the system and implementation process:
All Northshore visitors and parents are required to check in using
the system. This includes anyone on campus who does not have a permanent
- 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 -
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.
volunteers and visitors can purchase a 'fob-security pass' for quick
- 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
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
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.
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