Guidelines for School Visitation

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 4:17pm
The Howard County Public School System welcomes visitors to our schools. To limit interruptions and distractions to teaching and learning, and to maximize safety for everyone, persons who wish to visit a school building or classroom are asked to comply with the following procedures:
  1. Anyone wishing to visit a school is asked to contact the Principal to discuss the purpose of the visit and to establish a convenient time for both the visitor and the school.
  2. A teacher will be notified, either orally or in writing, in advance by a school administrator that a visit to their classroom has been requested. The teacher may request that the visit be rescheduled.
  3. Upon entering a school, all visitors must sign in at the main office and receive a visitor badge.
  4. To avoid interrupting instruction, no students are allowed to shadow HCPSS students.
  5. Understandably, interactions between visitors and school staff and students will be limited,
  6. If a follow-up meeting with school staff is desired, the visitor will schedule it for a mutually convenient time.