Harding Visitor Policy
Saint Paul Public Schools Policy 814.00, Adopted: 10/3/1978 Revised: 6/17/2008 814.00
- For purposes of this policy, a visitor to a school shall mean a person other than a student enrolled or a staff member assigned at that school.
- All visitors to school buildings shall report their presence and purpose to the principal or other person in charge of the school building upon arrival, except for extra curricular activities and other designated school events outside of the regular instructional school day.
See the COVID-19 Visitors Policy Below (EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY)
All visitors are required to sign in and out at the security desk. At that time, all non-SPPS visitors will receive a VISITOR LABEL and BADGE. All visitors will report to the office where the host or a representative will meet and escort them to the destination. Representatives could include another teacher/staff member or a responsible student(s). Visitors must wear the VISITOR LABEL the full duration of their visit. All non-SPPS visitors should be with a Harding staff member/representative at all times and not allowed to roam the building. Everyone must follow the visitor policy in order to keep our students, and staff safe.
- VISITORS WITHOUT A LABEL WILL AND SHOULD BE STOPPED BY STAFF MEMBERS IN THE HALLS.
- THEY SHOULD BE REDIRECTED, ESCORTED IF POSSIBLE, TO THE SECURITY DESK FOR A VISITOR LABEL BEFORE PROCEEDING.
Former students must have an appointment with a staff member in order to be admitted to the building during school hours. The staff person will be called to verify before the former student is granted a visitor’s label and escorted to the intended destination. Staff should let the front desk know about any student visitors ahead of time. Visits from former students should not disrupt learning of current students.
COVID-19 Visitor’s Policy (Effective NOW until further notice)
Parents/guardians are welcome inside school buildings (we ask that families limit their visits to 15 minutes when possible).
Outside visitors are allowed by appointment only and must be for official school business or pre-approved by Administration.
Visitors on official school business do not need prior approval. These are folks who are here as class speakers, guest teachers, performers, presenters, etc that relate to your class or content areas.
Expectations for visitors exceeding 15-mintue visits:
Please follow COVID-19 protocol for Contact Tracing purposes if visits are longer than 15 minutes. That means we need to know where the visitors went throughout the school and the students/staff they come into close contact with while on site.
Also, make sure these visitors know what to do when they get here and that there is someone to receive or pick them up from the main office.