Classroom Visitation Policy

  • Parents and legal guardians are encouraged to visit the school throughout the year. Our shared commitment is essential for the safety of our students and staff. Therefore, to minimize potential interruptions to learning, we ask that the following guidelines be followed:

    • To make the most of your visit, please schedule your visit 24 hours in advance with the teacher and/or the office.
    • For purposes of school safety and security, all visitors must register in the front entrance immediately upon entering the school. When registering, visitors may be required to show valid ID. Visitors must wear a “visitor’s pass” while on school premises. All visitors must sign out in the front office when they leave.
    • Individuals other than parents or legal guardians are not permitted to visit classrooms.
    • Please silence and put away cell phones. If you must make a call or send a text, please quietly exit the classroom when a natural break occurs in instruction.
    • Any technology (cameras, video recorders, etc.) is not permitted on the school grounds.
    • While in the classroom, please observe quietly so as not to disrupt the classroom routine and instruction.
    • If you are planning to have lunch with your student, we ask that you follow the prescribed guidelines above.
    • The Abbott administrative team reserves the right to deny observations during the first month of school, during local/state testing and during the last month of school.
    • During instructional times, teachers may be unable to speak with you so if you would like to request a conference with the teacher, please leave your contact information for the teacher in the front office, email or call.

    Parent Signature_______________________ Date____________________

    Listed below are some ideas of what to look for when observing your child’s class room.

    • Classroom Environment — clean, safe, visually appealing, pride in student work, comfortable, etc.
    • Behavior in the classrooms — on time and prepared, posted objectives/agenda, respectful of self, peers, and teacher, on-task, follows classroom procedures and shows a concern for learning.
      Please tell us about your visit:
    • If you have any questions or concerns for any of your child’s teachers, please let the office know when you leave or call/email the appropriate teacher for a convenient time to set up a conference.