Visiting Our School

Whale Branch Middle School welcomes visitors and special guests at all times! We appreciate parents, grandparents, volunteers and community members visiting our school. Our main priority is the safety of our students and staff. All visitors will be required to sign-in before entering our building using the Lobby Guard System.

The purpose of the Lobby Guard System is to reasonably identify visitors to our schools so that they can be screened for sex offender status and be signed-in with a badge as a visitor to our schools. This is done for the protection of the children in our school, as well as for accountability purposes.

Lobby Guard is an easy to use system that consists of a kiosk with a touch screen, camera, and ID scanner. A photo ID will be required to sign-in with Lobby Guard. The integrated driver's license scanner is located directly below the touch screen and supports the scanning of driver's licenses from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, US state-issued IDs and US military IDs. If a photo ID is not available, then the visitor must present two separate forms of ID before they can register as a visitor. Acceptable forms would be: car registration, utility bill, voter registration card, birth certificate, Passport, library card, or any other form of identification that is reviewed and accepted by the building administrator.

Once the ID has been scanned and cleared, a photo visitor badge will be issued to the visitor. This is generally a stick-on type badge that must be worn and visible while in the school.

Checking out if easy too! A visitor simply scans the bar code located on their visitor badge under the light on the kiosk and the visitor will automatically be signed out of the school.

The Lobby Guard System is a quick and easy way to issue visitor identification badges, screen for sex offenders, and help keep our school safe and secure.