Phone: Call 415-624-4285 to reach Campus Security. All students & parents are encouraged to enter this number on your cell phone. Security is available 24/7/365.
Parking, Drop Off & Transportation: You can find information here regarding rules and regulations and procedures for parking, drop-off and transportation. Student parking permits are required on any vehicle driven by students, regardless of where they park. Permits are available at the Dean’s office.
Campus Security at SI offers a variety of services to ensure the safety of our SI family. Director of Security Marybeth McFarland manages the program, which includes physical security and campus safety, emergency preparedness and response and community relations.
Physical security components include a new IP system partnering with USF as a satellite campus, including a video management and access control system integrated with alarm monitoring and forced entry signals and emergency mass notifications. This new system will provide the school the ability to schedule door openings and closing as well as a global lock-down feature in the event of a critical incident.
Campus Safety also manages the digital visitor check-in system, traffic and parking management, new drop-off and pick-up procedures and event management. A team of security guards patrols the campus to assist with any problem that might arise, helps students find lost items, manages food services and event deliveries and controls the daily opening and securing the 11-acre campus. Guards also assist co-curricular activities and events by providing access, directing guests to designated venues and contacting emergency services in the event of accident or injury.
Emergency preparedness involves presentations to the student body and faculty on emergency protocols that include conducting live lock-down drills or discussion exercises each fall. SI was the first Archdiocesan high school to implement the Standard Response Protocols used by the SFPD and to digitize campus site plans for use by responding SFPD patrol staff on their iPads.
Community relations includes working with SI leadership in the Good Neighbor program to provide quick responses to parking and traffic complaints. We continue to work with neighbors in submitting SFMTA traffic calming requests, such as speed bumps, traffic control signage and parking. SI serves as a community resource in the event of a major natural disaster as a designated American Red Cross shelter. SI will be again hosting the 30th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake that created the establishment of the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) program. The SFFD City Wide Drill this year will occur on October 19th. Students are encouraged to volunteer for community service hours.
The security landscape is always changing. Here at SI, we have created a security program to evolve with it.
SI is not responsible for items left behind by students on campus, but the Security Department would like to provide a convenient mechanism for assisting in the return of items to the owner. The SI Lost and Found Policy establishes a procedure regarding the handling and return of items found on campus, the disposition of unclaimed items, and a mechanism to track items reported lost.
The Lost and Found Procedures give instructions for handling and tracking items found and turned in to Campus Security guards and items reported as lost.
Procedure for Found Items
- All found items should be turned in to the Dean’s office before 3:00 pm each day. Dean’s office will temporarily store items until in their office for pick up by the security staff at 4:00 pm. Guard staff will work with Dean’s Office to make every attempt to contact the owner if sufficient identification is on the item to facilitate a quick return to the rightful owner. The Guard staff will check the Lost Items list to see if the item has already been reported.
- Guards will record items of value such as iPads, phones, and wallets on the log sheets at the time they are turned over by the Dean’s office. Information requested in the logbook will help to ensure items are accounted for and returned to the rightful owners. Guards are responsible for filling out the security logbook completely and accurately.
- Items of value will be kept in a secure location.
- All other lost and found articles, such as textbooks, water bottles and clothing will be put in the designated box located in the Student Center, outside the Prep Shop.
- In order to claim a found item (24/7), the owner must describe the item as closely as possible. After ownership is established, the owner will sign for the item.
Procedure for Lost Items
A log sheet will be made available at the main reception desk for those who report missing items. A person may list a lost item along with their name, email or phone number. A Guard staff member will contact the person if the item is collected by guard or turned in to the Security office. Completed logbook sheets will be kept on file at the Security office.
Items in Lost and Found which are not claimed by the end of each semester will be disbursed. Items of value will be taken to the Director of Security Office. Non-reusable items will be disposed. All reusable items will be appropriately donated.
Misappropriation of lost or found items may be treated as theft or fraud under the school policies and the relevant California Penal Code.