Visitors to the Schools

The Board encourages parents and other community members to visit the district’s schools and classrooms/virtual learning settings to observe the work of students, teachers, and other staff. Since schools are a place of work and learning, however, certain limits must be set for such visits. The building principal or principal’s designee is responsible for all persons in the building and on the grounds. For these reasons, the following rules apply to visitors:  

  • Anyone who is not a regular staff member or student of the school will be considered a visitor. 
  • A visitor to the school must report to the office of the principal, or the greeter’s desk, upon arrival at the school. There the visitor will be required to show an ID and sign the visitor’s register before being issued a visitor’s identification badge, which must be worn at all times while in the school or on school grounds. The visitor must return the visitor’s identification badge to the principal’s office, or greeter’s desk, and sign out before leaving the building. 
  • Visitors attending school functions that are open to the public, such as parent-teacher organization meetings or public gatherings, are not required to register. 
  • Parents or other community members who wish to observe a classroom/virtual learning while school is in session are required to arrange such visits in advance with the classroom/virtual learning teacher and/or the building principal, so class disruption is kept to a minimum.
  • It is expected that class time will not be used to discuss individual matters with visitors. 
  • Any unauthorized person on school property will be reported to the principal or the principal’s designee. Unauthorized persons will be asked to leave. The police may be called if the situation warrants such action. 
  • All visitors are expected to abide by the rules for public conduct on school property that is contained in the Code of Conduct.
Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Brian Dunn
Superintendent of Schools
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