Our biggest priority at Irving Middle School is the safety of all of our students, including knowing where students are in case of emergencies. Irving, along with many schools across FCPS, will be using e-Hallpass this school year.
e-Hallpass is an online platform that allows Irving staff to issue hall passes to students when they need to leave a classroom. This new platform helps us to manage how many students are in the hallways during the school day, helps us keep students in the classroom during essential instruction, and creates a safe environment for our students.
Students are able to access e-Hallpass through a web browser on their school-issued device. Students may request a pass to leave the classroom or request an appointment with a staff member (counselor, administrator, clinic team, etc.). Staff are able to automatically approve the passes quickly with limited impact on the instruction of the classroom. If a student is leaving the room and returning to the same location they will carry one of our hall pass lanyards while leaving their device in the classroom. For other passes they will carry their device with them.
Students will have four hall passes per day for their personal use but can request additional passes from their teachers if the need arises. While students are out of the classroom, the pass system monitors how long they are gone so that teachers can focus on the remaining students in the classroom. Our administrative team and security staff are able to monitor active hall passes building-wide to ensure we are able to provide effective supervision in appropriate areas.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does a student need to use their personal cell phone or personal device to obtain a pass out of class?
No, students will use their student laptop for passes.
Does e-Hallpass track a student’s location using cell phone location services?
No, e-Hallpass does not use location services at all and school issued devices are the only device we will use for e-Hallpass.
Is a student required to carry a device on them in the hallway or bathroom?
No, a student does not need to carry a device with them in the hallway or in the bathroom for round trip passes. Students would be able to carry their device if it is a one way pass to another staff member.
What personal information does e-Hallpass use in the application?
E-Hallpass uses student first and last names, grade, student profile picture and FCPS Google email addresses (due to login with Google). Their Privacy and Security Policy can be found at: https://www.eduspiresolutions.org/privacy-policy/. Data on student hall pass usage is stored on a short-term basis and e-Hallpass have committed to never implementing targeted advertising tracking platforms. E-Hallpass has also signed a Data Protection Agreement (DPA) to cover the school’s FERPA responsibility as the data stored about students on this website meets the FERPA definition for Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
How does a digital hall pass system enhance security?
A digital hall pass system allows a school to know how many students are in the hallway at any given time and identifies each student on a pass. Whether in a real emergency or a practice drill situation, this information allows for greater awareness and security across the entire school campus.