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Visits to School
Who are visitors? Parents or legal guardians are considered to be a visitor when on campus for 30 minutes daily.
Parents of enrolled students are welcome to observe and learn about the educational program in their childís classroom. While parents are welcome, the paramount concern of the school is to provide a safe, orderly and inviting learning environment in which disruptions to instructional time are minimized. Unexpected visitors disrupt the class by distracting teachers and students from their work.
All school or classroom visitors must report immediately to the administrative office at the school for permission to be at the school.
Parents are welcome to visit classrooms, and arrangements should be made in advance with the teacher.
Any staff member who sees an individual in a school, who is not wearing a visitorís badge, must either direct the individual to the administrative office or notify the principal. Any individual who disrupts the educational environment may be requested to leave.
1. All visitors are required to sign in and out at the front office. Parents should state the reason for their visit, their destination, and wear the visitor identification while in the school. Even if a parent is well known to school staff, he/she must follow this procedure. This policy is part of the districtís Safety School Plan.
2. Classroom visitations or observations should be scheduled with the teacher at least 48 hours in advance. Parents must follow professional standards concerning confidentiality of individual student information obtained while observing. Visitors should refrain from participating in the class activity unless invited to do so by the teacher.
3. Arrival and dismissal times are not appropriate times for parent/teacher conferences.
The school system considers the time immediately before and after school to be teacher planning and preparation time. Please contact your childís teacher to schedule a conference at a more appropriate time.
4. Parents who drop by the school to leave items for their child need to bring the items to the office for distribution to the student.
5. Parents who arrive early to pick up their child must sign-out at the front desk and wait for the receptionist to call their childís teacher. Parents or designees may be required to show identification to sign-out a student.
6. A parent who has an urgent situation should contact the school receptionist and be directed to the appropriate staff person.
7. Please be respectful of the increased demands and heavy workload of teachers. They must cover a large amount of curriculum in a short period of time. Instructional times/classes should not be interrupted.