• School Visitor Procedures

    In order to ensure the safety of our students and to limit disruption of instruction, Francis Parker School 23 will implement the following visitor’s policy in alignment with the Board of Education Policy 5300.65.

    1. All visitors to the school building must enter via the main entrance (Exit 1)* and sign-in.

    2. Students and staff are asked not to open doors for any person at a doorway.

    3. All visitors must wear a name badge when they are inside of the school. 

    4. Visitors attending school functions that are open to the public, such as parent-teacher organization meetings or public gatherings, are not required to sign in at the main office.

    5. Parents or citizens who wish to observe a classroom while school is in session are required to arrange such visits in advance with the classroom teacher(s), so that class disruption is kept to a minimum.

    6. Advanced arrangements can include an email, a mailed letter, or a phone call which notifies the school employee of the exact day and time of the visit. 

    7. Teachers are expected not to take class time to discuss individual matters with visitors.

    8. School employees who are expecting a visitor must notify main office staff ahead of the visit.

    9. Any unauthorized person on school property will be reported to the Principal or his or her designee. Unauthorized or disorderly persons will be asked to leave. The police may be called if the situation warrants.

    10. All visitors are expected to abide by the rules for public conduct on school property contained in this code of conduct; and any additional rules or regulations imposed from time to time in connection with emergencies declared by District, City, County or State officials for any reason; or relating to alerts issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    *PreK parents and visitors also enter via the main entrance (Exit 1).