Visitors and Volunteers
Visitors, particularly parents, are welcome in our schools. In order to properly monitor the safety of students and staff, each visitor must report to the main office upon entering the school to register and obtain a visitor pass. We use a system called Raptor to check in visitors. Raptor will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our building. Please bring your state issued identification card or your driver’s license. Any visitor found in the building without a pass shall be reported to the Principal and/or law enforcement. All visitors are required to adhere to Board Policies 9150 and 7440.
If a person wishes to confer with a member of the staff, they should call for an appointment prior to coming to the school, in order to prevent any loss of instructional time. Visitors' access to classrooms and instructional activities are subject to reasonable restrictions and limits. Please consult with the Principal regarding these restrictions. Students may not bring visitors to school without first obtaining written permission from the Principal.
In accordance with 120.13(35), Wis. Stats., the District Administrator has the authority to establish conditions for entering or remaining in a District building, prohibit the entry of any person to a school of this District, or to require a visitor to leave when there is reason to believe the presence of such person would be or is detrimental to the good order of the school. If such an individual refuses to leave the school grounds or creates a disturbance, administrators are authorized to request from the local law enforcement agency whatever assistance is required to remove the individual.
The presence of parents and other community members as volunteers can change the very culture of a school, making connections among families, generations, and neighborhoods. When community members volunteer for young people, they forge pathways of knowledge and compassion. Volunteers also gain a better understanding of the mission and challenges of the school, a place where our young people learn and grow. Volunteers share time, skills, and interests with our students. Formal training is not needed to volunteer. Volunteering can take all forms from weekly to occasionally. It’s a wonderful opportunity, and all of our students can benefit.
The safety and well-being of the students, staff, and volunteers of the district is important. Any volunteer who works with or has access to students shall submit to a criminal history records check and screened through the sex offenders registry prior to being allowed to participate in any activity or program. All volunteers must check-in with the staff in the main office with an official ID before entering the building or going on any field trips. Refer to School Board policy 8120 on Adult School Volunteers.