VIPS Mandatory Security Clearance for Volunteers & Visitors

Before volunteering at Roberts or attending any school event other than lunch or parent conferences, everyone must be registered with the HISD VIPS Program, which runs an annual background check.

If you have never been cleared through VIPS before, you must register online here, and create a user name and password. After completing the online registration, please bring a valid photo ID to reception. The background check can take 2-3 weeks to complete. If you were cleared previously through the VIPS Program, you only need to bring a photo ID into the reception (Roxanne or Beth) to be reactivated.


Valid forms of photo identification include:

  • Texas Driver’s License
  • Official Passport
  • Texas Identification Card
  • Official U. S. Military ID
  • Driver’s License (issued by any state in the U.S.)
  • Matricula Consular
  • Identification Card (issued by any state in the U.S.)
  • Resident Alien Card




For more information please contact Marla Niksch at