St. Joseph’s Visitor’s Policy
The Head of School or his designee is responsible for all persons in the building and on the grounds. For these reasons, the following rules apply to visitors to the schools:
- Anyone who is not a regular staff member or student of the school will be considered a visitor.
- All visitors to the school must report to the Front Office upon arrival at the school. There they will be required to register, and must present a valid drivers’ license or state ID.
- They will then be issued a visitor’s identification badge, which must be worn at all times while in the school or on school grounds.
- All visitors must sign out and exit via the main entrance of the school when their visit is complete.
- Students and staff may not open doors for any person at any time.
- Any unauthorized person on school property will be reported to the Head of School or his designee. Unauthorized persons will be asked to leave. The police may be called if the situation warrants.
- All visitors must follow school’s Code of Conduct.
St. Joseph’s is committed to providing an orderly, respectful environment that is conducive to learning. To create and maintain this kind of an environment, it is necessary to regulate visitor conduct on school property and at school functions. For purposes of this section of the code, “visitors” shall mean all persons when on school property or attending a school function including students, and teachers. The purpose of this code is to maintain order and prevent abuse of the rights of others. All persons on school property or attending a school function shall conduct themselves in a respectful and orderly manner. In addition, all persons on school property or attending a school function are expected to be properly attired for the purpose they are on school property.
No person, either alone or with others, shall:
- Intentionally injure any person or threaten to do so.
- Intentionally damage or destroy school property or the personal property of a teacher, administrator, other employee or any person lawfully on school property, including graffiti or arson.
- Disrupt the orderly conduct of classes, school programs or other school activities.
- Distribute or wear materials on school grounds or at school functions that are obscene, advocate illegal action, appear libelous, obstruct the rights of others, or are disruptive to the school program.
- Intimidate, harass or discriminate any person on the basis of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sex, or sexual orientation.
- Enter any portion of the school premises without authorization or remain in any building or facility after it is normally closed.
- Obstruct the free movement of any person in any place to which this code applies.
- Violate the traffic laws, parking regulations or other restrictions on vehicles
- Possess, consume, sell, distribute or exchange controlled substances, designer, synthetic or look alike drugs or be under the influence of either on school property or at a school function.
- Possess, consume, sell, distribute or exchange alcohol on school property with the exception of school designated events.
- Possess or use weapons in or on school property or at a school function, except in the case of law enforcement officers.
- Loiter on or about school property.
- Gambling or card playing on school property or at school functions with the exception of school designated events.
- Refuse to comply with any reasonable order of identifiable school officials performing their duties.
- Willfully incite others to commit any of the acts prohibited by this code.
- Violate any federal or state statute, local ordinance or board policy while on school property or while at a school function.
- Use any form of tobacco products on school property.
Persons who violate this code shall be subject to the following penalties:
Their authorization, if any, to remain on school grounds or at the school function shall be withdrawn and they shall be directed to leave the premises. If they refuse to leave, they shall be subject to ejection and law enforcement will be called.
They shall be subject to disciplinary action as the facts may warrant, in accordance with the due process requirements.