Picking Up Children
If your child needs to be picked up a note is required in the morning. Send it with your child that day indicating who will pick him/her up. The person designated to pick up your child will be asked to have a picture I.D. for verification. They will be required to park in the parking lot and walk to the main entrance to sign your child out. Students are not permitted to walk around the parking lot and look for their ride.
Visitors to the Schools
The Board of Education encourages parents and other district citizens to visit the district’s schools and classrooms to observe the work of students, teachers and other staff. Since schools are a place of work and learning, certain limits must be set for such visits. The building principal or his or her designee is responsible for all persons in the building and on the grounds. For these reasons, the following rules apply to all visitors to the schools:
1. Anyone who is not a regular staff member or student of the school will be considered a visitor.
2. All visitors to the school must report to the main office upon their arrival. Visitors are required to show a government issued ID (driver’s license) to gain access to the building. In addition, they should expect to answer questions regarding their identity, purpose, and destination of the visit. After obtaining access they will be issued a visitor’s identification label, which must be worn at all times while in the school or on school grounds. The visitor must sign in/out at the main office before entering/ leaving the building. Passes will be collected prior to their departure.
3. Visitors who wish to enter the building are asked to enter through the front doors at all times. A camera and intercom are located to the left of the front doors. After identification is made through the intercom/camera, the visitor will proceed to the staff assigned to the visitors sign in area.
4. 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)/building principal and/or designee in accordance with building procedures, so that class disruption is kept to a minimum.
5. Visitors are expected not to take class time to discuss individual matters with teacher.
6. Any unauthorized person on school property will be reported to the principal or his or her designee. Unauthorized persons will be asked to leave. The police may be called if the situation warrants.
7. All visitors are expected to abide by the rules for public conduct on school property contained in the Code of Conduct.
Volunteering at Charlotte Avenue
We warmly welcome parents, grandparents, and guardians to participate in your child’s education. There is research that shows that this involvement is critical to student success. Involvement may take many different forms, depending on the interests and schedules of parents and guardians. Volunteer opportunities include helping with special events, working with the PTSA in Helping Hands, the Back-to-School Picnic, or Family Fun Night. Parents, guardians and grandparents wishing to volunteer during the school day are asked to attend an orientation session prior to their first time volunteering. Volunteers only have to be trained once during their child's tenure, however the form needs to be filled out and handed in to the office every year. The first orientation will take place September 17th prior to the PTSA meeting. Forms for volunteering can be accessed through our school’s website under the Parents link. Complete the form and send it to me electronically or drop it off in the main office. Principals have a formal approval process for making recommendations to the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education for anyone wishing to volunteer in our schools.