NCA Visitor Policy
Director of Operations
Visitor Policy 2020-2021
This year, due to the Pandemic, we are only allowing parents and visitors in the main lobby. We hope to return to our normal visitor policy for the 2021-2022 School Year.
When: Monday-Friday during K-8 school & ELC hours from 7:00am-6:00pm.
Where: Front Lobby only
How: All parents and visitors are required to sign-in and have their temperature checked at our Reception desk. Thank your understanding and cooperation, to help keep our student and staff safe and healthy.
Role of an Exception to the Visitor Policy
Northshore Christian Academy reserves the right to grant an exception to its Visitor policy on a case-by-case basis and an exception granted to one individual applies only to that individual and does not apply to any other individual, parent, or guardian whose child(ren) attend NCA.
Visitor Policy – Normal Year (post-Pandemic)
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 school hours.
Here are the facts about the system and implementation process:
Who: All Northshore visitors and parents are required to check in using the system. This includes anyone on campus who does not have a permanent badge.
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 –
All 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.
Regular volunteers and visitors can purchase a ‘fob-security pass’ for quick access.
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 receptionist.
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 immediately dispatched. A silent and confidential alert is sent to all principals and security personnel and they are immediately dispatched.
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, 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.
Sargent 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.
Please Read Entire Visitor Policy:
1. All visitors to the school, including school parents, are required to—Stop at the front desk, Sign the visitor log, and Obtain a “Visitor/ Volunteer” Badge if they are going beyond the lobby area. ELC Visitors must show their class ‘color coded card’ for Drop Off/Pick Up when passing the front desk. Visitors must show their class ‘color coded card’ for Drop Off/Pick Up when passing the front desk.
2. Early Pick-Up Policy (NCA Security Requirements)—To sign out a student early, please:
Tell the receptionist the Students Full Name
Show your ID for verification of authorization
that you are on the students school record
Sign Out your Student on the Student Sign Out/In Log
Sign In yourself on the adult’s Visitor/Volunteer Sign-In/Out Log
Fill out a Visitor Badge and place it where easily seen on your person
When you leave, please Sign Yourself Out
If you bring your student back to school, Sign Your Student In
3. A written ‘Exit Permission Slip’ is needed by everyone who wants to take a student out early from school, parent or non-parent (request this from our lobby receptionist).
4. NCA does not allow visits by students not attending our school. NCA reserves the right to refuse to allow anyone on Campus for whatever reason before, during and after school hours. However, NCA does allow pre-approved visits by NCA alumni during lunchtime (Contact the middle school office for approval).