Visitors on Campus


Visitors to the Campus,

Parents and others are welcome to visit District schools. For the safety of those within the school setting, all visitors are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of courtesy and conduct; disruptive behavior will not be permitted.

A campus principal has the authority to require all visitors to sign-in prior to proceeding to any area of the campus in order to maintain student safety and/or an orderly environment.

It is the principal's responsibility to minimize interruptions during instructional time.
To support the attainment of this goal, the following guidelines will apply to all visitors to the schools:

1. Upon arrival to a campus, visitors must report to the front office.

2. Visitors needing to go beyond the front office must sign-in and receive a visitor pass.

3. Visitor passes must be worn by visitors the entire time they are on the campus.

4. Visitors are expected to follow all campus- and District-based rules.

5. Parents wishing to visit their childs classroom should make arrangements at least one day in advance with the principal, principals designee, and/or the teacher unless the principal or designee believes there are extenuating circumstances. Every effort will be made to reach a mutually agreed-upon time for classroom visits. However, no visits will be scheduled on test days or on other days deemed inappropriate by school personnel. To maintain an orderly educational environment, parents should not bring their childs siblings or other children with them and must turn off all cell phones and paging devices while in the instructional setting.

6. Parents in classrooms are there as observers and are asked to sit in the rear of the room in an effort to minimize distractions to students. Parents should not become involved in discussions or classroom activities unless invited to do so by the teacher. If a parent has need for discussion with the teacher, a conference must be scheduled outside instructional time.

7. Classroom visits are limited to one class period or a maximum of 50 minutes per day unless otherwise approved by the principal or designee. Principals or other administrative designees may restrict and/or preclude classroom visits if requests become excessive in terms of frequency, length of visit, and/or number of requests or are disruptive to the educational process.

8. Volunteers, who are also parents of one or more students, should follow the same procedures as other parents when requesting classroom visitations.

9. Parents requesting a conference with the teacher should make prior arrangements one day in advance (preferred) with the principal, principals designee, and/or the teacher unless the principal or designee believes there are extenuating circumstances.

10. In the interest of safety, parents/guardians picking up a student during the school day must show photo identification, sign the student out, and wait in a designated waiting area for the student. Students needing to leave during the school day for appointments should remain in their classroom to maximize instructional time until their parent/guardian arrives. School personnel or student aides will inform the student that the parent/guardian has arrived.

11. The school will provide a designated waiting area in the school for parents to pick up children at the end of the school day. Parents must wait until their child is released by the teacher.

12. In an emergency, when it is necessary for a visitor to meet with a student, the principal or an administrative designee will call for or escort the student to the office.

13. Visitors may be asked to leave the classroom and/or campus if their presence disrupts the educational process or school activities in any way.

14. Visitors are expected to sign-out upon leaving the campus.

Only parents/guardians are allowed to visit in their childs classroom in order to avoid disruptions to the educational setting. Other visitors will not be permitted to visit in classes or the campus, and students will not be permitted to bring friends to school with them. Special exceptions may be considered with prior approval by the principal or principals designee.