In order to continue our efforts to create the most safe and secure learning environment, our district has installed electronic locks (buzzer entry system) on the main entrance door, the 5/6 door exiting and entering from our cottages, and the lower gym door (by the bus loop). This added security feature has been installed in several other OPS school buildings and is very popular across the United States.
Here are the top five things you need to know about the buzzer system:
1 - The buzzer is mounted outside these doors; the buzzer beeps through a monitor with video and speaker access.
2 - When you buzz, you will be greeted and kindly asked, “How may we help you?” and “What is the nature of your visit?” We need for you to tell us your name and the nature of your visit.
3 - After being buzzed in, all visitors will continue to sign in at the security desk.
4 - The buzzer system will not allow access unless the visitor buzzes in first. Office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
5 - Starting on Monday, September 30th, all visitors arriving between 7:40 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. will need to use the main door buzzer entry system. The buzzer will unlock the handicap doors on the right. Buffett staff is on duty to monitor the doors while we welcome and dismiss our students. The electronic entry system will be in effect at all other times.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all learn this new routine of entering the building in order to make our learning environment as safe and secure as possible for our students, staff, and families.