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 and security of our SI community. Director of Security Marybeth McFarland manages the program, which includes physical security, emergency preparedness/response, and community relations. The security landscape is always changing. Here at SI, we have created a security program to evolve with it.
Our physical security program components include 24/7/365 security agents, an electronic door access control system, digital check-in registration, intrusion alarm monitoring, a parent and faculty emergency notifications application, and IP CCTV digital video management system. These systems provide the school the ability to provide active around the clock security patrols and services, schedule door openings and closing, enact a global lockdown in the event of a critical incident, notify us of forced entries, and enable emergency messaging.
Campus Security manages the digital visitor check-in system, all traffic and parking procedures, and security event management. When checking in, parent names must match the current school parent directory and all visitors are screened through the National Sex Offender Registry. Failed background checks are immediately rectified before allowing persons on campus. A team of security agents patrol the campus 24/7/365 to assist with any problem that might arise, help students find lost items, manage access for all deliveries, and control the daily opening and securing of the 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 an accident or injury.
Emergency preparedness involves annual presentations to the student body and faculty on emergency protocols that include discussion of the four main directives of “Secure, LockDown, Shelter-in-Place, and Evacuate." In 2014, SI was the first San Francisco Catholic high school to implement the Standard Response Protocols used by the San Francisco Police Department at all San Francisco public schools for response and recovery to critical incidents. Each classroom and office have a fully stocked first aid kit and supplies backpack. We are building upon our emergency supplies to create a full cache that will provide equipment and supplies in the event of a major disaster to our school families as well as our community neighbors.
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, similar to the recovery during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. SI anticipates hosting the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team program's City Wide Drill once again this year in the fall. NERT was established out of the neighborhood community involvement during the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Marybeth McFarland worked as an emergency responder to the Marina District during the Loma Prieta earthquake as one of many emergency incidents during her 31-year career as a federal law enforcement officer. Students are encouraged to participate in the 2022 drill as role players or volunteers for community service hours.
All visitors to campus, including parents or guardians, are required during school hours to enter campus through the main entrance. At the main reception desk all visitors must sign in using their driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued identification. A visitor badge will be issued and shall be worn visible on the outer upper clothing in order for our students to recognize who the known, trusted adults are on campus.
2022-23 COVID-19 Protocols: SI adheres to all current San Francisco Department of Public Health orders with regard to COVID-19 safety requirements and/or mandates. Student vaccination status documentation is required as a member of our community. Parents, guardians, and visitors are expected to be fully vaccinated or provide proof of negative testing while on campus and at designated indoor events.
Bringing Items to Students: Forgotten items such as lunches, iPads, uniforms, etc. may be left with security at the main entrance, which will be forwarded to the Deans' Office for student notification and pick up.
Leaving Campus: In the event of an emergency, it is imperative that all students will be accounted for by taking attendance. No student is allowed off campus at any time during the normal school hours without the permission of the Deans' Office. Once students arrive at school they are to remain on campus until the end of their last class period. The Deans' Office will issue a date/time stamped pass to present to security or faculty if leaving before the start of Lower Lunch. Students accompanied by faculty are permitted to go to or return from a community service project, field trip, or off-campus athletic event in which they are participants without the need of a pass. Students are not allowed to order takeout deliveries to campus, in order to manage who has access to the campus.
SI is not responsible for items left behind by students on campus, but Campus Security would like to provide a convenient mechanism for assisting in the return of lost items to the owner. This 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 provide instructions for handling and tracking items found and turned in to security guards, and items reported as lost.
Procedure for Found Items
- All found items should be turned in to the Deans' Office before 3 p.m. each day. The Deans' Office will temporarily store items in their office until they are collected by the security staff at 4 p.m. Students should check with the deans for lost items. Security staff will work with the Deans' 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.
- Guards will record items of value such as AirPods, iPads, phones, and wallets on the log sheets at the time they are turned over by the Deans' Office. Information requested in the logbook will help to ensure items are accounted for and returned to the rightful owners.
- Items of value such as phones, keys, AirPods, iPads, wallets, etc., 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 bin located in the Student Center, outside the Prep Shop.
- In order to claim a found item, the owner must describe the item as closely as possible. After ownership is established, the owner will sign for the item. AirPods now offer free engraving at the time of purchase. It is recommended to engrave your student's name and telephone number on all items of value.
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 address, or phone number. A security staff member will contact the owner if identified when the item is collected by a guard or turned in to the security office. Completed logbook sheets will be kept on file at the security office. Owners can claim lost items at any time by calling the security cell phone number to arrange collection, including after school or on weekends.
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's office. Non-reusable items will be disposed of. All reusable items will be appropriately donated.